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Mariah Carey weight loss: How the ‘All I Want for Christmas is You’ singer lost 30 pounds

Mariah Carey is an American singer, songwriter, actress, record producer and entrepreneur. She first rose to fame in the 90s following her debut album, which topped the U.S Billboard 200 list for 11 consecutive weeks. Carey has many successful singles but none as successful as her Christmas classic rendition of “All I Want for Christmas is You,” which was released in 1994. Recently, the vocal sensation star has shown off a trim down physique and credited her 30 pounds of weight loss to following one specific diet, what was it?

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The All I Want for Christmas is You singer has debuted a trim physique recently on the December issue of Cosmopolitan UK , previously she has spoken out about her weight loss struggles and previously revealed in an interview with US Weekly that she had gained 70 pounds, “an enormous amount of weight.”

The singing superstar decided to embark on a weight loss journey and used the help of one weight loss plan to overcome the feeling of being “trapped in [her] body” and lose 30 pounds in three months. So just how did Carey shape up so quickly and what diet plan helped her shed the stubborn weight?

The 49-year-old pop diva has been known in recent years of showing off her slender waistline on her social media page and most recently on the cover of Cosmopolitan UK’s December issue.

The mother-of-two looked worlds away from her usually glamorous look as she grinned on the cover in a rose gold reflective cropped jacket, a blush pink coloured t-shirt and dark blue denim jeans.

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Although her look was casual it did accentuate Carey’s dramatic weight loss, but how did she achieve her trim physique?

Mariah Carey diet plan

Although in the past Mariah Carey has been at the centre of speculation that she had gone through weight loss surgery, in particular a gastric sleeve surgery in late 2017, Carey has never commented on the speculations.

In the past, it was reported that the Queen of Christmas, a title bestowed upon her by the Guinness World Records, sought the help of diet expert, Jenny Craig, to shed the weight she had gained following her pregnancy with fraternal twins, Moroccan Scott and Monroe Cannon, eight, so it very well might be that she has gone back to said plan.

What is the Jenny Craig diet plan?

Jenny Craig is a diet program that provides structure and support for people who want to lose weight and keep it off. The program delivers prepackaged, low-calorie meals and offers one-on-one support from a consultant.

Similar programmes include; WW International, formerly known as Weight Watchers, Slimming World, Medifast and SlimFast.

As part of the Jenny Craig programme, Carey says she met with a nutritionist to decide how many calories she should be eating per day and she revealed that they had designed a diet plan of 1,500 calories a day.

She was advised to eat small meals but often to sate her hunger.

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In an interview with US Weekly, Carey said: “I gained an enormous amount of weight.

“It was a huge blessing to be able to have the babies. But I felt trapped in my body because I couldn’t move.”

“Putting on all that weight for me was so difficult and so debilitating.

“When I spoke to the people at Jenny Craig, they got it, they understood,” she said. “I love the program. One thing people don’t think about is the convenience factor.

“It’s about being healthy and enjoying life and moderation.”

Other things Carey did to shed the weight, as advised by the plan, was to work out three times a week.

Initially, due to Carey having to have a caesarean section for the birth of her twins, exercise wasn’t part of her weight loss regime.

“Diet was 90 percent of it,” she told Rosie O’Donnell on The Rosie O’Donnell Show.

However, once she was able to add exercise to her routine, she incorporated light exercise to begin with, such as taking long walks with her dogs.

Once she was comfortable she opted to up her exercise by incorporating workouts in the ocean to help her lose weight, previously she revealed she was a fan of water aerobics.

While on the programme, Carey refused to use scales to weigh herself. Instead, Carey revealed she would go by how things felt.

“Does this dress fit better that it did three years ago? Then I’d be like, ‘Ok, I’m good!’” she told Rosie O’Donnell.

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