Jo-Issa Rae Diop, aka Issa Rae, continues to become an inspiration as she recently went through a dramatic weight loss journey.
The name Issa Rae needs no introduction as she earns a name as a talented American actress, writer, and even a producer. In fact, her introduction would feel completely incomplete without mentioning the fact that she rose to fame for her work on the highly-rated YouTube series, 'Awkward Black Girl.' If it weren't enough, she further strengthened her resume by co-writing and starring on the HBO series, 'Insecure.'
With a massive influence in the entertainment sector, Issa Rae is perhaps one of the most significant assets of the whole industry. Moreover, the diva was included in the list of Time's 100 Most Influential People of 2018. Every person who went through a weight loss journey knows the struggles of the process, and that makes Issa Rae even more empowered. Know about her struggles on how the 35-year-old shed down some pounds and the reasons behind the decision.
Issa Rae went through a weight-loss journey because she wanted a best version of herself.
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Many of Issa Rae's followers were quite surprised to know that she shed down some pounds to get slim since the 'Insecure' actress never looked quite heavy or fat. Interestingly, the changes started happening when she started filming for the very first season of the HBO show. Unlike many celebrities who are actually forced to drop the weight either through their acting roles or some sort of illness, Rae took the decision for her own good to get the best version of herself on the screens.
In an interview, Rae disclosed that she wanted a brand new 'fresh' look. She desperately wanted a new start to her physical self that resulted in her actually burn the midnight oil. The actress cum writer saw that considered the opportunity to work on television as one of the main excuses to lose weight, even though nobody forced her to. Furthermore, she said, 'I want to lose a couple of pounds.’ I want to look my best, be my best, and feel my best.'
Issa Rae has over 2.9 million followers on Instagram.
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Well, this particular instance wasn't the first time Issa Rae actually committed to the hectic weight loss process. In fact, she gave some hints away in her memoir, 'The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl,' that she lost much weight when she traveled to Senegal. Surprisingly, the black actress spends multiple years in the African nation alongside her parents.
The star from 'Awkward Black Girl' isn't quite awkward in real life, as the artist is full of a bold attitude that determined her to lose weight. The approach on how Issa Rae made to achieve her goal was even more impressive since she didn't actually sacrifice her favorite food at an instance.
Issa Rae took on a Paleo diet to drop her weight.
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The talented actress integrated a healthy lifestyle, courtesy of a paleo-leaning diet. Rae's popular diet included lean meats, fish, fruits, and nuts. While the approach was fruitful with the results in Issa's case, the paleo diet does pose some risks to bone health since it is deficient of calcium and vitamin D. A lifestyle shift played the most pivotal role for the 35-year-old as she stopped going to random restaurants multiple times a week. Moreover, she started cooking her own food and cut down on calories too.
Like every weight-loss enthusiast, Issa Rae realized the importance of exercises alongside eating habits. Although she was someone who loved to avoid working out in the past, she has been trying her best in recent times. She might not go to the gym all the time, but the 'Insecure' star does the basics right by exercising an hour every day and go jogging around the hills near her residence.
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