Traci Braxton Dishes On Losing Weight The Healthy Way: ‘When You Lose It Quickly, You’re Bound To Fail’

December 31, 2013  |  

Traci Braxton is looking fabulous these days. In two years the “Braxton Family Values” star has dropped 64 pounds and she says that she’s feeling a lot better since shedding the weight.

“Within two years [I lost 64 pounds],” the reality star told News One Now’s Roland Martin.

“When it came down to eating, I basically ate anything I wanted to eat [at anytime]. And I thought, it’s okay, it’s fine, it’s healthy. I didn’t have my mind right. I was upset with myself because I was gaining the weight. I didn’t really feel as sexy as I wanted to feel and I wasn’t giving my family my all.”

Traci adds that drastic weight loss should be spread out over time and that she doesn’t advise anyone to use weight loss pills without consulting a medical professional.

“You never should lose that much weight in one year,” said Traci. “When you lose it quickly, you’re bound to fail. Failure is not an option for me. I’m like, ‘No, okay Traci, you need to show the world that you’re not the underdog. That you’re likeable too and that you can do it for yourself.'”

“You have to go to the doctor because me being borderline diabetic now and I have to take medication. I could kill myself. You can actually kill yourself taking these medications because it [diet pills] doesn’t mix with your medication.”

As for how she shed so much weight, Traci says it was combination of dieting and exercising.

“I went to the gym about three times per week, [I woked out] for about an hour or two [per session] depending on how I ate that week. I’d just go to the gym say, ‘Okay Traci, this is for you. This is for your life. This is for everybody who said that you’re going to fail.'”

Keep up the good work, Traci!

Catch footage from her interview on the next page.

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