AceShowbiz - DJ Khaled kicked off 2019 with a new resolution and he's starting to see the result. The hip-hop star, who became a brand ambassador for Weight Watchers in January 2018, reveals his new look after dramatic weight loss.
The 43-year-old musician took to Instagram to share a side-by-side comparison of his look before and after dropping 43 lbs. In an accompanying video, the Def Jam South president shares his excitement of reaching his goal of 250 lbs from his initial weight of 293 lbs. He's seen sharing the good news to Sean "P. Diddy" Combs through a video call, admitting that he loves his new healthy body.
"A year ago I told y'all it's coming OFF! I started at 293 lbs and now I'm OFFICIALLY 250 lbs!! They CALL ME SLIM JIM!!" he writes in the caption. He credits WW, the new Weight Watchers, for helping him achieve his goal. "Thank you @ww for changing my life!!"
He goes on declaring, "And i ain't stopping! We gon keep winning with the Freestyle Program!! I promise you!! It's coming OFF! Join me and win with me on @WW. The new Weight Watchers. I'm not racing! I'm not speeding! I'm cruising! Ride with me through the journey."
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A year ago I told y’all it’s coming OFF! I started at 293 lbs and now I’m OFFICIALLY 250 lbs!! They CALL ME SLIM JIM!! Thank you @ww for changing my life!! And i ain’t stopping! We gon keep winning with the Freestyle Program!! I promise you!! It’s coming OFF! Join me and win with me on @WW. The new Weight Watchers. I’m not racing! I’m not speeding! I’m cruising! Ride with me through the journey 🔑 link in my bio! *People following the WW plan can expect to lose 1-2 lbs/wk. #wwambassador #ad
Khaled gushes to PEOPLE about his journey to weight loss so far, "It's been an amazing journey and I'm excited." The "Wild Thoughts" hitmaker, who lost 34 lbs through 2018, decided to recommit to the diet program in 2019.
"When I recommitted I was being honest with myself because I was on the road so much touring that it was difficult for me, with the hours I was up and the different cities I was traveling to and not having access to the foods that I wanted to eat," he shares. "I would eat a bag of chips because it was there. No excuses there. But I'm actually happy about it because it taught me to maneuver now when I go on the road or working."
Revealing how WW's points system works with his lifestyle, he explains, "During the day I eat foods that are low in points, and then for dinner, if I know I have a dinner meeting I save up my points so I can enjoy everything that I want to eat. And once I started that system, it became a lifestyle for me. Some days I eat a cheeseburger, some days I eat chicken stew. Somedays I eat salad, and on New Year's Day I ate fried chicken. But I'm still within my points system."