Anthony Anderson Opens Up About Making Healthy Changes to Lose 47 Pounds

Anthony Anderson Opens Up About Making Healthy Changes to Lose 47 Pounds

The comedic actor says he's now "vegan-ish."

Published September 30, 2014

 (Photo: Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images for NAACP Image Awards)

Anthony Anderson has been on a weight loss kick and the comedic actor has been looking svelte these days. During a recent interview with People, the Black-ish star said he's lost 47 pounds so far and has no plans on stopping there. While Anderson has never struggled with body image issues or having confidence, he does love his new slimmer physique. Anderson, who was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes 13 years ago, decided to pay closer attention to what he was eating, but he didn't change much about his diet.

"When I was cast in Law & Order, I decided to make a drastic change," Anderson said about making the shift back in 2008. "I got more serious about my health and appearance – not from a vanity standpoint. I just started making healthier choices."

Anderson weighed 270 pounds at his heaviest and, in recent years, has shed the extra weight by being extra mindful about what he eats, being picky about the restaurants he chooses and hitting the basketball court with his son. This summer, he kicked his weight loss journey into high gear by switching to a "vegan-ish" diet.

"Six weeks ago, I moved to a plant-based diet," he said. "I'm vegan-ish – I'm not going to send anything back to the kitchen if some butter or cream found its way onto the plate."


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Written by Dorkys Ramos

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