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Raven Symone Reveals Her Weight Loss Secret

raven symone weight loss secret

Raven-Symoné, the 25 year old singer and actress who played Oliva in The Cosby Show, recently opened up to Vibe Magazine about her dramatic weight loss as well as the fact that it didn’t boost her confidence a bit.

Symoné, who also goes by just Raven, also admitted that the amount of attention and praise that her new slender figure attracts is quite humorous.

“I find it funny that people now come up to me and say, ‘Wow, you are absolutely gorgeous. I’m like, ‘I was beautiful before I lost weight. Egotistically speaking, I thought I was amazing.'”

When talk show host Wendy Williams asked Symone for her figure slimming secret, the former That’s So Raven star replied “less stress.”

“I stopped stressing. You have to realize at 15, there was a whole entire show I had on my shoulders. It was a very big cast and crew and if you’re sick for a day, people lose money and that’s a problem,” she said at the time. “[It wasn't] just over eating because I’ve actually been eating the same. I keep a little bit more smaller portions because I learned that your body has to get rid of that stress some way. Some people break-out, some people lose their hair, some lose weight, some people gain weight, my body just reacted a certain kind of way.”

So now that Symone has lost a reported 35 pounds, can we expect to see her slender new form in the upcoming comedy series, State of Georgia?

According to the actress, no.

“Ironically, my character is supposed to be the size that I was before,” she says. “So I have to wear thicker body pads on the show.”

Here is a clip of Raven-Symone talking about her weight loss on the Wendy Williams Show.

via TVGuide

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72 Responses to “Raven Symone Reveals Her Weight Loss Secret”

  1. Marina Lynn

    Ive been watching raven ever since I was alittle girl. I was sad to see her go, but I'm soo excited to see her back (:

  2. Mark Watson

    B.S. Stress does not cause weight gain without overeating. She's working out and dieting like crazy and just being modest.

  3. Iesha Sue Washington-Perez

    Raven Symone is my favorite actress of all time…..She's has been my favorite actress since That's so Raven and also seeing her on the Cosby Show….even if that show was way before I was born but who cares I had still watch her in it :)

  4. Anonymous

    you're wrong. stress contributes to weight gain.

  5. Rachie Rochelle

    ur wrong dude….stress can make u gain weight!

  6. Merle Dockstader

    @ Mark Watson, she may be dieting and working out but yes stress does cause wieght gain. Especially the huge amount of stress that she was facing every day.

  7. Danielle Parrish

    Ok I believe stress can contribute to weight loss and gain but in no way do I believe all she did to lose 40 lbs or whatever was stop stressing why is it when an actress gets plastic surgery or something they always feel the need to lie about it, just be honest people be proud of the decisions you make. I love raven I think she looks gorgeous regardless of whether she wants to be honest about her weight loss tho, u go girl!

  8. Alexis Bryant

    I have always love her. She is truly an inspiration whether she is small or big.

  9. Erica Goble

    Stress can make you gain a lot of weight whether your eating more or less. For some people it can make you gain a lot, for others none at all. No two people are the same.

  10. Aini Bee

    Stress actually DOES cause weight gain. When you are stressed, the body releases a hormone called cortisol which is the cause for weight gain in the tummy area as well as hair growth.

  11. Alayna D Starosky

    Hey i started eating 6 small meals a day and stopped drinking soda. And in 2 months i lost 30lbs. No exercising no gym. But nkw i have to go to the gym to finish loosing the rest of the weight i want to
    get

  12. Michelle Robinson

    I believe stress make u gain r loss weight some people gain weight when stress by over eating and some people don't eat at all when they r stress

  13. Francine Brown

    Cortisol is a hormone released when under stress which can cause weight gain. I'm sure she does have a trainer or dietician though and is being modest like you said.

  14. Yvette Lopez

    Woo She looks Fabulous But I think She Marvelous b4

  15. Tianne Mendenhall

    She said she was also eating smaller portions, but for some people stress can be a huge factor. Stress releases a hormone (cortisol) that makes your body conserve body fat without necessarily changing diet. I have a friend who loses about 10-20 pounds every summer because he doesn't have to deal with the stress of his college studies, and once school starts back up again, he starts to gain it all back. So smaller portions combined with less stress can definitely help you lose a significant amount of weight.

  16. Leslie Yothers

    she looks to thin.. she was pretty even with weight on… sickly thin is not in or healthy.. society needs to stop putting pressures on women to look super thin.. "we weren't made to be that thin, that is why god gave us fat in certain areas" just saying.. and raven you are beautiful, stay healthy..

  17. Kamillia Crawford

    I don't care what anyone says I LOVE RAVEN SYMONE ^_^

  18. Amy Thao

    Honestly, she was pretty when she was thick. I mean losing weight is important to people because our society says which one is a Hotty and which one is a No No. I mean the heck. She's pretty the way she is, and I'm surprised that she just got slimmer. But she'll always be my favorite star(:

  19. Amy Thao

    Honestly, she was pretty when she was thick. I mean losing weight is important to people because our society says which one is a Hotty and which one is a No No. I mean the heck. She's pretty the way she is, and I'm surprised that she just got slimmer. But she'll always be my favorite star(:

  20. Sheila Simmons

    I wanted to so bad pull up her sleeve that was hanging off her shoulders but when you rich, I guess it is now a style! LOL…

  21. Sarah McGraw

    It's so true. I was abused at school and beaten alote, I was like 160, but after I left school, I was eating the same but now 140 and losing still…just because I'm not stressed before and not worried I'm going to get beat up.

  22. Richmond Harrell

    A person can be stressed out over eat but eat sensibly and they won't gain a pound on the flip side a diet of unhealthy foods will without a doubt cause weight gain stressed out or not.

  23. Kenny Johnson

    Just like a couple of other people have mentioned, stress can actually be a really large contributor to weight gain. When the body is stressed Cortisol is released and it contribute to an increase in the amount of fat stored in the body, (specifically in the abdomen and face). Cushing's disease/syndrome are great examples of the effects Cortisol can have on the body.

  24. Rachel Barner-English

    Mike Watson, speak what you know, in some people stress will make you lose weight, without eating, I lost so much weight in one week, being stressed, I wasn't hungry n didn't eat. Everyone is different

  25. Sharon Balogun-Oni

    Makes her look so much older than
    Her 25yrs too much weight loss does
    Not suit everyone!

  26. Barbara Martinez

    I'm also trying to lose weight. So I am discipline when it comes to drinking water. I'm so happy for you. I think this is the right link of the product (www.renewlife.com). You should try drinking water with real squeezed lemon juice. I did, and it is delicious.

  27. Gabby Martel

    I love her! She I think is so far one of the few disney people that hasn't been catched doing drugs or having sex with a dude.

  28. Gabby Martel

    I love her! She I think is so far one of the few disney people that hasn't been catched doing drugs or having sex with a dude.

  29. Rayanne Beby

    She was my idol growing up <3 still is. I've been watching her since my first year of school. And now I'm in my 10th, and I still read all her interviews and everything.

  30. Nisha Mandhakini Hettiarachchi

    She's a beautiful woman … She was stunning before… I used to watch her show about 10yrs back and was one my favs growing up …