Carnie Wilson, 40, has lost 40 pounds since this spring when she reached 208 pounds. The 5-foot-3 singer is now just 20 pounds away from her goal. Once she reached her goal she wants to get pregnant with her second child. Carnie and her husband have a 3-year-old daughter, Lola.
Below are some excerpts from her interview with OK! magazine:
Has your diet changed since we last saw you in June?
No. I’m not allowing myself anything that’s off my regimen: no sugar, no carbs, no dairy, no red meat, no flour of any kind. It’s really strict, but I like how it feels. I’m eating blueberries, turkey bacon, egg whites and lots of raw vegetable salads. I make my own salad dressing with apple cider vinegar. My only fat is coming from olive oil. No avocado, no roasted nuts — just raw almonds. When I get hungry at night, I take a tablespoon of almond butter and that satisfies my craving. The only sugary thing is berries. When I ate that crap sugar food, I felt like crap. It’s incredible what eating all these vegetables is doing for me.
What’s your motivational strategy?
My new thing is cooking comfort food for others — like bread puddings and banana bread — but not eating it myself. I do a lot of tasting and spitting out!
What are your baby plans?
We’re going to start trying in October. I’m going to mount my husband! [laughs] I have friends who are pregnant, and I want to be pregnant so badly. Two more months to go — it can’t come soon enough. We want a baby in my tummy right away.
How will that affect your weight loss?
My ob-gyn said when you’re eating this way, you’ll have minimal weight gain. It was very difficult having Lola. I just kept gaining. I’m going to feel better in my next pregnancy. I have this weird feeling I’m going to have twins. My sister just had twins. My grandmother was a twin. It’s a serious possibility!
Wow…making comfort food for others sounds like torture! That must be so tempting! And it takes some serious discipline to taste yummy food and then spit it out!
Best wishes to Carnie!
For the entire interview with Carnie visit OK! magazine.