celebsindepth.com - Gladys Knight has undergone a significant amount of weight loss transformation without receiving any surgery. She previously lost 60 pounds by following Freshology's calorie-controlled Getslim with the Stars program.
Gladys Knight, often known as the Empress of Soul, is a 79-year-old American singer and actress who has won eleven Grammy Awards during her career. Meanwhile, she recorded songs with her family group Gladys Knight & the Pips, which included her brother, Merald "Bubba" Knight, and cousins, William Guest and Edward Patten, throughout the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s.
Since Gladys Knight announced her last tour in 2024, many fans have been stunned by her physical appearance. They claim she still appears lean and stunning in her near 80s. So, did the singer undergo a weight loss journey to achieve such an impressive physique? Well, here's what we know about her transformation.
Gladys Knight Previously Underwent 60 Pounds of Weight Loss Following a Healthy Diet and Exercise!
Gladys Knight's (@msgladysknight) body weight was always an issue for her. Though it was unimportant to her, she was not in good enough shape to be considered a fully healthy person. However, her participation in Dancing with the Stars helped her in that regard. Although her participation in the competition may have been motivated by weight loss rather than health problems, she is pleased that she is reaping the benefits of the latter.
While the 79-year-old American singer did not receive a trophy for her efforts, it was a triumph for her in terms of health and acquiring a slender body shape. She impressed everyone by undergoing 60 pounds of weight loss while practicing for the reality competition series.
Gladys Knight before and after weight loss.
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In order to prepare for the show, Gladys Knight began Freshology's calorie-controlled Getslim with the Stars program, which monitored her food and made her exercise. She subsequently worked out with her show's dance partner, Tristan MacManus, and lost a lot of weight. At the time, she stated, "[Tristan] helped [by] wearing me out. You’ve got to eat healthy and you’ve got to put a little movement into it." She continued,
She also says that she used to eat a PowerBar, a protein drink, and fruit before rehearsals. [I won’t forget] the family and friends I’ve made, the knowledge I’ve gained. It wasn’t just about dancing, but getting to know different personalities and how they operate and carry themselves. There are so many life lessons here.
According to reports, Gladys Knight has since then significantly reduced her sugar intake. She has also reduced her alcohol consumption as a result of this. Aside from that, she quit eating fast food, which was formerly her favorite food. Likely, she spent a significant amount of time working out. She exercises for an hour in the morning every day, which has shown to be a wise decision.
Furthermore, Gladys Knight also enjoys fishing, riding, and swimming in addition to working out at the gym. This hard work resulted in a significant weight loss of 60 pounds. Following her remarkable success, she continued living the healthy lifestyle she had been leading since taking part in the competition. Additionally, she continues to dance to burn calories al.
Gladys Knight Will Bring Her Farewell Tour to Australia and New Zealand in 2024!
According to MG Live, Arena Touring, and Frontier Touring, Gladys Knight, the seven-time Grammy award winner, will make her eagerly awaited return to Australia and New Zealand with The Farewell Tour next March and April. She said,
I’m so grateful to be visiting these beautiful places again and be able to share my music with the fans who are so hospitable and embrace us with open arms. The spirit and soul brought to our performances by these amazing audiences is unmatched the world over.
Gladys Knight is set to return to Australia and New Zealand with The Farewell Tour.
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The legendary soul singer will begin this amazing tour in Perth on Tuesday, March 19, and head across Australia to Adelaide, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Melbourne, Canberra, and Sydney before traveling to New Zealand for two final shows in Wellington on Tuesday, April 2, and Auckland on Thursday, April 4.
Furthermore, Gladys Knight will be bringing her biggest hits, including, Licence To Kill, Midnight Train to Georgia, I Don't Want To Know, Best Thing That Ever Happened To Me, and That's What Friends Are For, to venues throughout Australia and New Zealand.