There has been a notable change in the physique of Amber Riley, who plays Mercedes on the FOX comedy Glee, but is Amber Riley’s weight loss due to a healthier lifestyle, or is it due, unfortunately, to recent health issues?
The 26-year-old plus-size actress had to seriously rethink her diet beginning last summer, when she sought medical help for chronic stomach pains.
“I decided I was going to make a change and eat healthier,” the star said, cutting out burgers and fast food from her dietÂ—a big change for someone who lives a busy Hollywood lifestyle!
Though the motivation was health concerns, Riley has noticed another positive to come from the changes: she’s lost two dress sizes!
“We had to revamp the wardrobe,” she says of her character Mercedes’ wardrobe. “They bought a lot of new clothes for me and we have to take in a lot of my pants and dresses.”
What do you think of Amber Riley’s weight loss? Do you think that a part of the motivation was her having succumbed to critics of her figure?