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What Melissa McCarthy Did To Lose Weight Is So Easy You're Probably Doing it Right Now

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Though Melissa McCarthy does not delight in talking about her weight, because, ya know, she's a human person, and there are more important topics, the subject inevitably comes up, and when it does, she always has the perfect thing to say.

When asked recently about her slimmer size, the 45-year-old boss, and star of The Boss, came clean about her reported 50 pound loss.

Her secret? A "super boring life."

© Provided by Redbook "You bring it real down, you don't do anything fun and you go to bed at 7:30 - that's the trick," she told Extra.

That's pretty much in line with the other advice she's offered up. Mel (may I call you that?) previously told People that the moment she stopped caring so much, she started to see a difference in her body.

"I stopped over-analyzing, over-thinking, over-doing anything. I kinda went back to when I was pregnant and I just stopped constantly being worried about it and I think there's something to kinda loosening up and not being so nervous and rigid about it that, bizarrely, has worked."

Now that Melissa has the whole writing / making us LOL so hard we have accidents / mom thing down, she's busy owning the fashion biz. The clothing designer shared with REDBOOK what inspired her to take on yet another project, focusing on what the industry refers to as "plus-size" garments, though I'm not particularly fond of that term.

"A good portion of women in America are size 14 and higher. I just try to make clothing that'll make all women feel really good…When I feel good about my clothes, I'm more patient with my kids. I don't beep at the guy in his car texting in front of me. I look at the world a little differently. The small happy moments add up. A little bit of joy goes a long way."

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