Melissa Peterman before and after her weight loss.

How did Melissa Peterman Lose Weight?

While most of the time, we try to talk about recent weight loss stories, this time, we are compelled to share with you some old stories as well. Today, we bring you the story of actress Melissa Peterman, who lost over 60 lbs or 27 kg of weight in just over a year.

Melissa Peterman is an American actress and comedian who received fame after she was cast as Barbra Jean Booker Hart in the comedy TV series, Reba, from 2001 to 2007. Her drastic weight loss was, in fact, witnessed while she was a part of Reba.

Well, without further ado, let’s jump right in to get to know more about Melissa Peterman’s weight loss secrets.

Melissa Peterman Weight Loss Secrets!

The Big Daddy actress Melissa Peterman gave birth to her firstborn, her son, Riley David Brady on October 20, 2005, with husband, John Brady. Following the birth of her child, she gained a lot of weight, and when she stepped out in November 2005, she was curvier than ever.

Melissa Peterman during The Help Group's 8th Annual Teddy Bear Ball at The Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, California, United States.
Melissa Peterman gained weight post-baby.
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Melissa, however, shocked the whole world in 2006/2007. While appearing in a red carpet event, the tall actress looked surprisingly thin. She had lost a whole lot of weight. But how did she do that?

Melissa Peterman during CMT Giants Honoring Reba McEntire - Arrivals at Kodak Theatre in Hollywood, California, United States.
In 2006, Melissa Peterman showed off her drastic weight loss.
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Well, Melissa Peterman’s weight loss was all thanks to her workout routine with her personal trainer and her high fiber, high protein, low carb, low-fat, low sugar diet.

In a 2011 interview with Self, the Reba actress revealed her diet plan for the day. She divulged that it was difficult for her to maintain her diet since she had to send her kid to school.

I would like to be able to tell you that every morning I start my day with an organic egg white omelet with fresh spinach picked from my garden, a side of turkey bacon, and a fresh fruit smoothie.

Melissa Peterman on her weight loss diet challenges!

Peterman further went on to reveal that she ate cottage cheese from the container while she’s out and about looking for her son’s shoes.

Then I eat an apple on the way to his preschool, and the closest thing I have had to a fresh fruit smoothie since I had my son is a watermelon, jolly rancher! For special occasions, I add cinnamon in my cottage cheese and dip the apple.

Melissa Peterman on her weight loss diet challenges!

Well, this tells us why she got her weight down by 60 lbs. But, post-weight-loss, has she kept on her slim figure, or has she gained weight?

Reba Actress Now!

Now, in 2020, the Reba actress, Melissa Peterman, seems to be a little healthier than she was after her weight loss in 2006/2007. She did control her weight, but since she has a kid, keeping up with the daily eating habits was near to impossible for her.

Melissa Peterman arrives at the 2020 American Rescue Dog Show at Barker Hangar on January 19, 2020 in Santa Monica, California.
Melissa Peterman is living a healthy lifestyle now.
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As already revealed, she ate organic egg white omelet with fresh spinach (107.2 calories), a side of turkey bacon (60 calories), and a fresh fruit smoothie (downwards of 250 calories) in the morning. With this kind of eating habit, Melissa, though didn’t gain too much fat, gained a few pounds.

Although the 6 feet tall actress lost weight, she doesn’t think it’s a compulsion to lose weight because she believes beauty is all about confidence.

I’m funny, and I play funny characters, so it doesn’t matter if I’m not a size two or I may have some crow’s feet or whatever. Beauty is really about confidence.

Melissa Peterman on beauty!

Well, confidence she is! Skinny or healthy, Melissa is beautiful in every way possible.

Quick Answers

Did Melissa Peterman Lose Weight?

Yes, Peterman lost 60 lbs or 27 kg of weight in 2006/2007.

What’s Melissa Peterman’s Weight Loss Secret?

A Personal Trainer
A Diet High in Fiber and Protein and Low on Carbs, Fat, and Sugar

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