Sherri Shepherd lost 25 lbs on a keto diet, hasn’t eaten sugar in almost a year

Hips don’t lie… (over 260 days #sugarfree) (two women who helped me do #ketogenic the safe & healthy way is @keto365transformation & @blackketogirl … they’re great #mentors) #ketodiva💋 #teamhealthy #sherrishepherd #bathroomselfie #slowandsteady #iwanttolive (sweatshirt @valentin #collection / cell phone holder @mysugr_us) #keto #afrohair

I could have sworn Sherri Shepherd, 51, lost weight just a few years ago, but that was way back in 2009, when she lost over 40 pounds. This reminds me of Oprah in that Sherri’s reveal was so memorable. Sherri came out onto the set of The View in a bathing suit and was presented a bunch of smorgasbord of cheat food as a reward, it was weird. (There’s no shame in gaining it back. I also lost weight around then, gained it back plus some and then lost it again. That’s the dieting cycle for you.)

Sherri left The View in 2014 and does steady TV acting work along with doing standup. The last we reported on her was three years ago, when she was dealing with tricky custody drama involving her shady ex and a surrogate baby, born after they split, which was not hers biologically and which she didn’t raise.

Sherri thinks she’s found the answer in the keto diet, which is a low carbohydrate, moderate protein diet. We’ve talked about it here before and some of you swear by it. It sounds punishing to me, but I’m a sugar addict and I get super tired every afternoon so I have no room to talk. Sherri has type 2 diabetes, she was diagnosed in 2007, so this change was even more important to her health. She wrote the following post on Instagram about the 25 pounds she’s lost and her motivation to make this change – her 13 year-old son. (This post is from August but People Magazine just covered it, which is how I found it.)

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Tried on some swimsuits from @Torridfashion & they fit!!! It’s been a long journey full of prayer, self-encouragement, wanting food, craving sugar … forgiveness when I fall, cajoling myself into the gym & onto a jump rope… crying when I did 3 min of jump rope (may not be a lot to you but THREE min jumping rope- almost took me out🙌🏾) … thankful for the love & encouragement along the way of friends & some beautiful people I met on IG … at 168.4 lbs, I am still not where I want to be but I feel AMAZING! Mental clarity, focus and more discipline due to removing #sugar from my life (154 days #sugarfree)… as I was eating a Reese’s Cup, Jeffrey asked me who was going to be his bodyguard if I died … hit me like a ton of bricks. So much going on… I was trying to numb myself with food so much so that my son was having anxiety attacks. I realized God had given me everything I needed to take control of my health… I feel like I am getting there one choice at a time. Hopefully this encourages you ♥️🙏🏾 #sherrishepherd #singlemom #workinghard #teamhealthy #keto #lovemyson #nothinggoodcomeseasy #bekindtoyourself

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Tried on some swimsuits from @Torridfashion & they fit!!! It’s been a long journey full of prayer, self-encouragement, wanting food, craving sugar … forgiveness when I fall, cajoling myself into the gym & onto a jump rope… crying when I did 3 min of jump rope (may not be a lot to you but THREE min jumping rope- almost took me out🙌🏾) … thankful for the love & encouragement along the way of friends & some beautiful people I met on IG … at 168.4 lbs, I am still not where I want to be but I feel AMAZING! Mental clarity, focus and more discipline due to removing #sugar from my life (154 days #sugarfree)… as I was eating a Reese’s Cup, Jeffrey asked me who was going to be his bodyguard if I died … hit me like a ton of bricks. So much going on… I was trying to numb myself with food so much so that my son was having anxiety attacks. I realized God had given me everything I needed to take control of my health… I feel like I am getting there one choice at a time. Hopefully this encourages you ♥️🙏🏾 #sherrishepherd #singlemom #workinghard #teamhealthy #keto #lovemyson #nothinggoodcomeseasy #bekindtoyourself

Halle Berry has type 1 (juvenile) diabetes and she follows a keto diet as well. PopSugar has a breakdown of Halle’s diet as shared on Instagram and it looks super healthy. I would say it also looks like it’s not enough calories but some of her choices, like soft cheese and meat sauce, can be calorie dense.

As for Sherri’s choice, I can relate to eating Reese’s and then feeling like crap and not wanting to see the connection. I asked my doctor to test for type 2 diabetes due to other issues that could be related and thankfully the results were normal. My issue with sugar is one of those “if you think you have a problem” things. There’s got to be a better balance between going full keto and eating like crap. Maybe I don’t need ice cream every day. Also Sherri looks great and more than that she feels great, so that’s what counts. This camo dress though.

When you forgot to pack your leggings but still gotta hit the streets of #NYC … I am going to walk like a #diva and hope to #jesus my jacket doesn’t blow up 🙏🏾 #rockettes #americanson #sherrishepherd #single #newyork (camouflage jacket @centerstage_boutique / thigh hi #boots @guess / bag @louisvuitton courtesy of @flyjocktomjoyner … #thickthighs – me😂) over #260 days #sugar free #ketodiva💋 #grateful

Sherri and her son, Jeffrey, in July!

photos credit: WENN and via Instagram

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