Marissa Jaret Winokur has been working hard to stay slim. The American actress, who is known for her role in the Broadway musical ‘Hairspray’ who gave shock as she recently hit the red carpet for her new movie premiere weighing sixty pounds thinner, says it’s healthier to stay in shape.
“Truly 100% I’m working out every day, I’m eating 1200 calories,” she said.
“Straight up, there is no trick. I have no food plan, nothing. It’s truly working out and eating right. Calories in and calories out. I feel like there is a math to it — 3500 calories equals a pound, it works. And if you go slow. I’ve lost over 60 pounds — 62 pounds but who’s counting?
“Truly just going slow. It’s been eight months. I didn’t do it overnight. I wasn’t like ‘I have to lose 50 pounds.’ It’s slow and keep going. It’s not, ‘I lost 20 pounds and I’m good.’ I thought about stopping at 20. It’s going slow and eating right.
“My son everyday has taught me patience.
“He’s a ticking time bomb, I’m a ticking time bomb. You just have to take a deep breath. When you tell your child to calm down you should do the same!
“Literally the Wreck-It Ralph premiere thing — if I had known anyone was going to [care] I would have absolutely pulled out a new outfit,” she says. “I so threw it together in the car, literally. That blue shirt and black skirt are going to plague me. I gave the blue shirt away because literally I knew I could never wear it again.”
Marissa has also offered tips for staying in shape over the holidays.
“Stay away! Just stay away,” she says. “It’s just not worth it. Of course have a bite of your favorite Christmas pie, but don’t take a plate of full deserts and go through them. It’s just not worth it. Make good choices. I know I’m having apple pie tonight so I’m going to eat great all day. When you count calories you become so aware.”
She has also known work on’Stacked’ Moesha, Dharma & Greg and she was on the realty series Dancing With the Stars and Dance Your Ass Off!
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