One star of the long-running Bravo TV series the Real Housewives of Atlanta is Kandi Burruss. On the first reunion episode of the most recent season of RHOA that aired Sunday, March 20, fireworks flew. But prior to all the jabs flying around the room in the three-part reunion special, Andy Cohen asked Kandi to stand up, so that viewers could get a good look at Burruss’ weight loss.
The snap-back is real, as they say. Kandi Burruss has clearly lost of a lot of weight since the days of the previous season of RHOA, during which Burruss was pregnant with baby boy Ace Tucker. Burruss can be seen in the above photo in New York on March 11, after leaving New York Live.
The 39-year-old star of the Real Housewives of Atlanta let people in on her weight-loss secrets, reported the Daily Mail, when Kandi described the things she gave up in order to drop the pounds. First off, as plenty of mothers who’ve nursed their babies have discovered, Burruss attributed a good portion of her weight loss after Ace was born to breastfeeding her baby.
Kandi said that after giving birth to Ace on January 6, she breastfed him exclusively for approximately six weeks before switching to giving him formula as well as a supplement to breastmilk. In Sunday night’s episode of the reunion show, footage of Kandi’s husband, Todd Tucker, showed Todd tasting the breastmilk and he said it tasted sweet.
It wasn’t merely nursing that helped Kandi Burruss take off the baby weight. Kandi also included details about how she changed her diet at the beginning of the year to help her slim down. Kandi engaged in a prayer fast, which is a common venture for many Christians at the beginning of a new year. Some call it a “Daniel fast,” which mimics the diet of vegetables and water that Daniel of the Bible engaged in. Participants mainly consume vegetables for 21 days or so. Others simply give up something they really love, like chocolate or social media or other food and sweet drinks.
Kandi admitted that she gave up sweet drinks and sweet fare like desserts for the fast that she does each January. The prayer fast and nursing obviously worked to help trim down Kandi, because of the outpouring of reports on how fabulous she looked for the RHOA reunion flowed on social media.
As reported by Bravo’s The Daily Dish, Kandi spilled her weight loss secrets via nursing and the change in her eating habits.
“I think it was a combination of two things. I was breastfeeding, strictly breastfeeding for a month-and-a-half. I give up my things that I really love, so sweets, desserts. I do not eat any desserts in the month of January. And I do not drink anything but water the whole month. No sodas, no juice, no anything but water. So I think the combination of doing that as well as breastfeeding, combined, I think that’s why I lost so much.”
During the reunion show, Kandi also mentioned that her son Ace has his own official Instagram account. Indeed, the Ace Wells Tucker Instagram account is alive and well with more than 154,000 Instagram followers and a healthy number of posts, nearly 50 as of this writing.
This is the official page for Ace son of @KandiBurruss &@Todd167. Enjoy seeing the world thru my eyes! ♠️
One surprising co-star who showed up on Ace’s Instagram account was Kenya Moore, who could be seen holding little Ace and smiling.
As noted on the reunion show, Kenya might be expecting her own little bundle of joy before long; although, Moore wouldn’t confirm or deny to Andy whether or not she’s pregnant. Moore did appear to be carrying more weight than she had in previous shows when the network flashed back to scenes of Kenya from the past.
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