Biz Markie Explains Why He Dropped 140 Pounds!

November 23, 2014  |  

Biz Markie is ready to start the new year off right! The rapper and DJ has dropped 140 pounds!

In a recent interview with ABC, Markie explained why he started to lose weight.

Markie told ABC,

“I wanted to live. Since I have to be a diabetic, If I didn’t make the changes, it was going to make the diabetes worse. I’m trying to get off [the Diabetes meds]. The way you gotta do it is lose the weight. I’m off half my meds, I just got to get off the rest. They said I could lose my feet,” he said. “They said I could lose body parts. A lot of things could happen.”

Markie was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes three years ago.  Now, the 50-year-old is doing a collaboration with Zecia, a zero-calorie soda.

 “Instead of drinking regular soda, I drink Zevia to make you believia!” he joked. “I love that there’s alternatives to eating, because I want to live.”

Biz also set new goals for his tour next year. He would like to lose another 10 pounds.

“I’m maintaining but I think at the beginning of the year, I’m going to try and get down another 10 pounds,”

According to the American Diabetes Association, diabetes is the 7th leading cause of death in the United States. With facts like that emerging, we’re proud to see Biz Markie fighting for a healthy life! Go Biz!

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