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Mindy Kaling reveals she lost weight by eating less because "restrictive diets" don't work for her.

"The Office" star told Entertainment Weekly she achieved her 40-pound weight loss by continuing to "eat what I like to eat" - but eating "less of it."

"Honestly, I didn't really do anything differently," she said, while touting her new diet. "I eat what I like to eat. If I do any kind of restrictive diet, it never really works for me. I just eat less of it."

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Mindy, 42, is pictured leaving the Crypto.com Center after attending a Lakers game in Los Angeles last week.

The mom of two had difficulty losing her baby weight after giving birth to daughter Katherine in December 2017. Mindy is also mom to son Spencer (born in 2020).

"After I had my daughter I had to shoot a movie like two months later, so I was very much like: 'Just give me grilled salmon and sautéed spinach. I'm going to eat that for three months,'" she said.

The Mindy Project star showed off her slender figure in photos on her Instagram page.

She joked that she would post more "thirst trap" photos for her adoring fans.

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Raven-Symoné and her life partner, Miranda Pearman-Maday, appeared as guests on The View to celebrate 25 years of The View. Raven-Symoné, who co-hosted from 2015 to 2016, said she lost 40 pounds thanks to Miranda's cooking and giving up sugar.

Raven said her weight loss was due to Miranda's "help and guidance and love and fantastic cooking skills."

"So what made me wanna change was her [Miranda], actually. I wanna be here for her as long as I can. And I found out some numbers at the doctor that were no pleasant for someone in my age bracket, or any age bracket, to be honest with you.

And with her help, and guidance, and love, and fantastic cooking skills, which everyone here knows... she helped me kick sugar. And I say kick sugar because it is an addictive drug. I was addicted to it in wheat form, in regular form, and it's out of my system!"

When co-host Sunny Hostin said "In Fish Filet form," Raven joked, "In Fish Filet with an extra packet of ketchup too, on Fridays, cuz it's cheaper."

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She added that she doesn't eat carbohydrates or candy, she substitutes keto cookies and sugar-free snacks for dessert. Raven, who is 5'-3", said she tipped the scales at 210 pounds when she left The View back in 2016, and she currently weighs 170.
 

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Nicki Minaj is winning her own weight loss challenge, by revealing she is 20 pounds away from her ideal goal.

In a revealing moment on her Queen Radio talk show, the 37-year-old "Anaconda" rapper admits she's been delaying her diet because she lacked discipline. She said she didn't think she had what it took to stick with the strict diet plan, WENN.com reported.

"I was trying to do this diet and I kept putting it off. I didn't think I could have the discipline in what I ate. Once my mind was committed to it, my body committed to it. I'm still 20 pounds away from my goal weight."

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The "Yikes" rapper said, "I channeled all of my power and now I have control of it. I control how it manifests in my life." She encouraged her readers to do the same, but she cautioned her followers that no one is perfect.

"I've been talking about that this year too, about being kind to yourself, and allowing yourself to be human. While at the same time, being motivated and powerful, but also treating yourself as if you love yourself too, and being easy on yourself. Like, nothing and no one is perfect."

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Nicki stuck to her diet with the help of her husband, Kenneth Petty, who is pictured here making a weed run on New Year's Eve.

Nicki says dieting success gave her a new lease on life. "This has been one of my favorite years so far. I realized I unlocked the lock. I realized that success starts inside you, it doesn't start with success.

"Success doesn't start with success, meaning I don't have to be the number one female rapper. I have to know I can be the number one female rapper."
 

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