Fat Joe Talks about Amazing 100-pound Weight Loss
As his name suggests, Fat Joe, a famous musical artist used to be so fat. But now, I don’t think he would match his name because he was reported to have lost a whopping 100 pounds! According to CNN’s interview with him, he was at his fattest when he reached 460 pounds. Joe relates;”I think I weighed about 450, 460 at my heaviest,” he said, explaining that his hip-hop success encouraged him to over-indulge. [I thought,] I’m rich now, I can go to Mr. Chow’s and eat me all the lobster and steak I want… And I always took pride in being fat, that’s why my name was Fat Joe.”
Although this used to be his way of thinking, a tragedy immediately changed his mind. His fellow famous rapper, MC Big Pun, died from a heart attack in 2000. Because of this, Fat Joe was prompted to start changing his lifestyle. Last year, he also revealed to CNN that six of his friends who had the same weight as his also died of heart attacks. He continued;”I realized at a certain point, all my big people were dying. I couldn’t see a clearer picture, what’s the difference between me and him, of me being in a casket?”
He felt terrified regarding the death of his friends and all these made him decide to turn his life around. Fat Joe then made some weight loss efforts such as going to the gym, eating healthier foods and practiced portion control. Once he achieved weight loss success, a lot of health benefits followed. One of this was that Fat Joe was able to get rid of a deadly disease. He revealed it when he said;”I was diabetic for 16 years. Being that I lost weight, no more diabetes.” Isn’t it amazing what weight loss can do? Since he is now thinner than he used to be, he was asked if he would still maintain his screen name “Fat Joe”. His reply was;”But don’t expect a name change: at any size.” So there you go! Even musicians like him were able to lose weight, so can you!