Diabetes Is The Only Reason Yvette Nicole Brown Lost Weight: “I Was Fine Being Chubby”
If you know follow The Mayor actress and comedian Yvette Nicole Brown (previously a star of NBC’s Community), you probably have noticed that the 46-year-old beauty has slimmed down quite a bit over the last few years. It all started in 2014 when she was diagnosed with diabetes. As she told E! News at the time, “When they tell you they’re going to take your feet, you stop eating donuts.”
The star has kept off the weight she’s lost, but makes it clear that she’s continuing to do so for health purposes, not to look like anybody’s “snack,” as the kids say.
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In a new interview with Vulture, Brown talked about getting more into exercise these days. Her past weight lost was attributed to the changes in her diet, in particular, smaller portions and substituting her usual haunts for healthier alternatives. But now, as she gets closer to 50, she is looking to up her activity levels.
“I might get a trainer because I’m getting older, and sometimes the little side bends you do yourself are not effective. I’m still just trying to keep my glucose numbers low,” she said. “So it’s really low-key, not really intense exercise at all. I don’t want it to seem like I’m on a fitness kick ‘cause I never have been and probably never will be.”
Brown said it’s important to her to let people know that she has no interest in losing weight to look like anyone else or to have this super fit, super toned body. She does want to change her body, but her focus is on doing so from the inside, out.
“Yeah, because that’s very vanity focused — you know, ‘How small is your waist? How big is your butt?'” Brown said. “And no shade: That’s great if that’s what floats your boat, God bless. But I’m a simple kid from East Cleveland. I’ve never been the Halle Berry type, and I’m not trying to be Halle Berry. I’m just trying to lose the diabetes. I always make sure I make that distinction because I was fine being chubby. I was never someone that hated being chubby, and I never hated my body or any of that. I just was sick. And when you’re sick you need to try to get healthy. So I just want to make people focus on that, because it doesn’t take a lot of weight loss to affect a diabetes diagnosis. It really doesn’t.”