‘Pioneer Woman’ star Ree Drummond reveals the secrets and techniques behind her 55-pound weight reduction: ‘I had to start’


Ree Drummond is wanting again at her weight reduction journey.

The “Pioneer Woman” star bought candid about dropping 55 lbs. in each a lengthy blog post on Saturday, and an Instagram post on Monday.

“Roughly one year ago, I decided I wanted to lose weight,” the 53-year-old started her put up. “I had zero idea how I was going to do this, I only knew that I needed to start.”

The Meals Community star described how her “weight had crept up” and her “exercise/activity level had all but slowed to a stop” after years of specializing in work.


Ree Drummond lost 55 pounds in about a year.

Ree Drummond misplaced 55 kilos in a few 12 months.
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However the resolution to fully flip her life round got here as her daughter Alex Could’s 2021 wedding ceremony was “looming” over her. Drummond admitted it was throughout this time that she was at her heaviest weight.

“I just knew I had to start,” Drummond wrote. “One year later, I’ve lost 55 pounds.”

Drummond insisted that she didn’t use a coach, went on a particular weight loss program or tried intermittent fasting. As a substitute, she applied 10 small modifications each day that made a giant distinction. For starters, Drummond ate fewer energy, consumed smaller parts and weighed all her meals utilizing a meals scale. She ate extra protein, which included darkish leafy greens, lean beef, plain Greek yogurt, egg whites, hen, fish, cottage cheese and Swiss cheese.

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Drummond scaled again on sweets and modified the occasional cocktail she had throughout summer season outings.

Ree Drummond said her daughter's wedding motivated her to get in shape.

Ree Drummond mentioned her daughter’s wedding ceremony motivated her to get in form.
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“… Lemon and lime juice are my friend when it comes to booze, and my two favorite drinks are Ranch Water (clear tequila, lime juice, and sparkling water over ice) and White Wine Spritzer (small amount of cold white wine, sparkling water, and lemon slices),” she shared. “These sparkling water-spiked drinks are great for two reasons: First, they force you to hydrate as you ingest the alcohol or wine! Second, they keep you from drinking too much alcohol. They also spread out the calories more: In other words, you can have two drinks for the calories of one.”

And the transformation didn’t solely happen within the kitchen. Drummond mentioned conserving energetic each day has been simply as necessary. She not solely walked extra but in addition relied on a rowing machine. Drummond additionally shared she constructed muscle by lifting weights, doing lunges and squats. She switched to a standing desk and tried to face and transfer extra throughout the day. And eventually, she used the Completely happy Scale app to trace her each day weight.

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“Maybe it would be better to say perspective change instead of lifestyle change,” Drummond defined. “Because that’s what it has been for me. During the first five months (and in the ensuing months) of my journey, I experienced a seismic shift in my perspective of everything I’ve mentioned.”

“After the experience of the past year, I feel better,” she continued. “I have more energy. I’m more motivated to take on projects and put things on the ol’ calendar. Feeling good bleeds over into all aspects of my life. And that has changed my outlook.”

Ree Drummond said she feels more confident than ever.

Ree Drummond mentioned she feels extra assured than ever.
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Drummond mentioned the load loss gave her a much-needed enhance of confidence that has performed a major function in her life.

“Today I feel stronger, more in balance (both physically and mentally), and I have more spring to my step,” she mentioned. “I am wearing clothes I wasn’t comfortable wearing a year ago, I feel better about the way I look, and I’m smiling more (yes, even more than I smiled before, which was a lot–haha) and that is a nice feeling at age 53.”

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On Instagram, Drummond mentioned she started her weight reduction on the finish of January 2021 – and has stored pushing ahead ever since.

“One year ago, on a dark and stormy night, I decided it was time for me to change a few dang habits and try to get healthier,” she captioned her put up. “My kid was getting married a few months later, and also…I had no spring to my step and really wanted some. So toward the end of January 2021, I jumped right in.”


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