Find out the secret to the weight loss of the American rapper, songwriter, entrepreneur, and record executive Rick Ross.
William Leonard Roberts II, or popularly known by his professional name Rick Ross is well recognized for his hit albums and singles topping U.S. Billboard charts. He rose to fame in 2006, when he released his debut single 'Hustlin, which showered him with offers from many record labels. Big names like Diddy's Bad Boy Entertainment and Irv Gotti's Murder Inc. were willing to sign him, but ultimately the rapper agreed to a multimillion-dollar deal with Jay Z's Def Jam Records.
While Rick Ross' having a pretty successful professional life with albums debuting at the top spot on the U.S. Billboard 200 album chart, he's also succeeded in his personal life. He has undergone a whopping 100-pound weight loss in recent years, managing to attain a fit body shape. What are the secrets to the rapper's dramatic body transformation? Let's find out.
As a prominent rapper, Rick Ross used to have a pretty unhealthy lifestyle with three hours of sleep per night, eating lots of 24-oz steaks, and with a weight of 350 pounds. The unorganized routine quickly took a toll on Rick, and in 2011, he suffered seizures twice within 24 hours. Rick's condition was so dire that it made his private jet make emergency landings both times.
In 2011, Rick Ross suffered two seizures within 24 hours.
Rick narrowly survived the seizures. While he was in his hospital bed, the doctor advised him to lose weight in order to prevent similar life-threatening conditions in the future. He took the advice from the doctor and changed his lifestyle.
Rick began his weight loss journey by making changes to his diet. He started eating healthy and fresh organic food, avoiding any processed and fast food products.
Rick Ross brought changes to his lifestyle.
Ross also joined a training program called CrossFit, which he jokingly calls RossFit. He made a routine of going to the gym four days a week. In the gym he used to do a warm-up jog, and then sets up five exercise stations with moves like deadlifts and push-ups, working through them for 30 minutes. He also used to do classic powerlifting lifts like the deadlift.
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With an appropriate diet routine and intense exercise, Rick Ross finally pulled off an incredible 100-pound weight loss. With strong dedication and commitment, he ultimately succeeded in attaining a healthy and fit body shape.
Rick often gives credit for his incredible body transformation to 'balance.' He had realized that the seizures were caused due to his unbalanced and unhealthy lifestyle, so he decided to bring a balance to it.
Rick Ross has undergone a dramatic 100-pound weight loss.
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In an interview with ABC News, he disclosed the ultimate secret: 'It's all about the balance to me. I wanted to balance myself but still enjoy the things I love, so if I lost weight one year, the next year, it wouldn't be right back on me.'
He balances his diet by consuming mainly healthy food items with occasional delicious delicacies for his taste buds. But he eats mostly healthy and fresh organic food for maintaining his weight. He also has included a daily exercise to his weight-maintenance routine.
Rick Ross Reveals The Secret To His Weight Loss
His balanced lifestyle has helped him keep his weight at bay. He talked a little about his exercise and diet in an article by ABC News: 'I'm almost at two-and-a-half years doing this RossFit training. And that comes from that balance of still being able to enjoy Wingstop with a couple of wings when I want to, but still four days out of the week, I still go put in 45 minutes at the gym. And that balance is what got me where I'm at, and I'm happy, and I feel good.'
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