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Ree Drummond Says a Low-Carb Diet Is the Secret to Her Incredible Weight Loss

Prevention logo Prevention 11/9/2019 Nicol Natale
Ree Drummond, Ree Drummond are posing for a picture: Ree Drummond said she lost weight by following a low-carb diet, walking each night, and doing the row machine while watching TV. The New Frontier is out now. © Instagram Ree Drummond said she lost weight by following a low-carb diet, walking each night, and doing the row machine while watching TV. The New Frontier is out now.

Gone are the days of waiting until the New Year to make some healthy changes! Ree Drummond recently debuted a slimmer figure in October, and the Pioneer Woman star wrote on Instagram that it took her "two full seasons" to achieve her goal.

Drummond shared a boho-inspired elevator selfie wearing black jeans and high, tan boots. "These jeans are a size smaller than I’ve worn for (quite) awhile and even though they were skin tight (as you can probably see) and a long top was required, they buttoned," she wrote in the caption.

The Food Network star went on to say that she attributes her ability to fit into her dream jeans to watching her favorite show, as long as she did so while working out on a rowing machine. It seems like the system worked for the celebrity chef! "It just took two full seasons for the buttoning to be successful," she wrote.

Here are the secrets behind Drummond's recent weight loss. (Hint: A low-carb diet is involved!)

She goes for walks every night.

The rowing machine isn't the only way Drummond stays active. She began her most recent weight loss journey last summer. In July 2018, the celebrity chef wrote on her Facebook page that she slimmed down—not by endorsing any weight loss pills—but by staying active.

“I am a regular gal who loves food and whose jeans periodically get too tight. Right now, I am losing weight and my jeans are fitting better, but it’s because I am eating fewer carbs and walking/sweating with my dogs every night," she wrote.

Going for walks on the regular can not only help you burn belly fat and increase your metabolism to lose weight, but it can also improve your mood and decrease your risk of chronic disease. Plus, we'll take any excuse to spend quality time with a fur baby!

Easter nap.

A post shared by Ree Drummond - Pioneer Woman (@thepioneerwoman) on Apr 1, 2018 at 1:04pm PDT

She follows a low-carb diet.

In the past, Drummond has admitted to drinking Slim Fast shakes to lose weight. In 2012, she wrote on her blog that she lost seven pounds by drinking the shakes.

Her recent weight loss is attributed to following a low-carb diet. In July 2018, the Food Network star decided to switch up her lifestyle by hopping on the keto train. “Last summer, I kind of dove into the keto world and enjoyed it,” Drummond told People in April. “It was a good exercise.”

"I have been eating low carb for a couple of months, but there's still plenty of calamity and chaos going on under my blousy top, which is why I have an undying loyalty to blousy tops," she wrote in an Instagram caption from July 2018.

The ketogenic diet is a low-carbohydrate, high-fat plan that aims to induce ketosis, a metabolic process where your body uses fat storage for energy instead of carbs (carbs in the form of glucose are the body's go-to source for energy). The keto diet has been shown to result in weight loss, yet more research is needed to understand its long-term effects.

Drummond told People that she has since “settled back into a more sustainable, realistic way of eating," but her keto experience influenced her latest cookbook, The New Frontier.

The Food Network star told the outlet that her new book is “not a keto cookbook or a low-carb cookbook,” but it's packed with “suggestions for how to lighten up an otherwise really carb-heavy dish."

She added that she enjoyed coming up with lower-carb versions of delicious dishes in The New Frontier. “More than any cookbook before this one, this really reflects my life in terms of what I’m eating,” she said. “Some days I’m like, ‘You know what? I’m going to use spaghetti squash instead of pasta,’ and the next day I eat, like, a big lasagna roll up with creamy shrimp scampi.”

You can pick up a copy of The New Frontier now.

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