Forget fad diets, lap band surgeries, or even good old fashioned exercise. Dance Moms controversial star Abby Lee Miller didn’t take any of the more traditional routes when it comes to her recent weight loss. Nope, instead the Lifetime star shed several dress sizes (she went from a 24 to a 16) due to a string of sad life changes and bad luck.
As much as I hate to admit it, Abby looks great (as evidenced from the photos of her LA studio opening), but she reveals that losing a significant amount of weight was never her intention…although she’s very happy with the results. The dance instructor turned reality mogul is speaking out against rumors she went under the knife for her new figure, citing her mother’s death to colon cancer in early 2014 as a big catalyst.
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In an interview with People.com, Abby scoffs at claims that she had a lap band procedure, telling the site, “That would have been easy.” Instead, she attributes losing weight to a lack of appetite while caring for her ailing mother. She asserts, “When you’re in and out of the hospital, that hospital food just makes you sick. I think it was a little bit mental with me.”
Couple the stress from that tragedy with Abby returning to the show to film in Los Angeles in a studio that lacked air conditioning, and the pounds kept melting away. She recalls, “It was hot as hell, so nobody was eating a lot.”
She states that the remainder of her weight was shed due to prescription snafu from her onset of diabetes medication while filming the recently aired Dance Moms special in Australia. Abby explains, “I had to get a prescription refilled – lo and behold, there’s something different about that prescription in Australia,” adding, “I would take this medicine and within an hour, I was vomiting like I was in fourth grade and had the flu or like I had food poisoning. It was awful. After I would throw up, I couldn’t even look at food for the rest of the day.”
Abby concludes, “So that is how I lost the weight. There’s no diet, there’s no exercise, there’s no this, there’s no that. I’m not slim by any means,” continuing, “I have a long, long way to go.”
Now if only her attitude could follow suit…
TELL US – WHAT DO YOU THINK OF ABBY’S WEIGHT LOSS CLAIMS? WAS SHE TRYING TO LOSE WEIGHT OR WAS IT ALL UNINTENTIONAL?
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