American actress Kathy Bates weight loss transformation didn't happen in a day. It took her years and it wasn't until early 2019, the actress stunned the world with her massive weight loss transformation she started to work on five years ago.
Not only she had new hair, but a new body too as she stepped out at the red carpet in early 2019. Bates lost a massive of 60 Ibs. Bates is super proud of her journey, but she still regretted that she didn't start focusing on healthy lifestyle way before.
Thanks to her niece whose weight loss tricks came to the rescue to help Bates in maintaining a healthy lifestyle. So, what was the secret shared by her niece?
Who Is Kathy Bates? Details To Her Weight Loss Journey
Bates is an actress by profession. She has been known for her contribution to notable films and tv shows including Misery, Titanic, and American Horror Story among many. The Tennessee native won a Grammy Award for her role as a nurse Annie Wilkes in Misery.
A Before and After picture of Kathy Bates weight loss. Source: Hollywood Life
The successful actress, however, has endured a quite tumultuous journey with her health. She is an ovarian and breast cancer survivor who was later diagnosed with lymphedema in 2014.
As a victim with such diagnosis, she has also been outspoken to speak about it. And for her supports in the cancer research with Lymphatic Education & Research Network's (LE&RN), she received an award from the WebMD Health Hero.
Bates underwent for the ovarian cancer treatment in 2003 and breast cancer treatment in late 2012 with a double mastectomy. It was only in 2014, Bates broke the sad news to her fans in 2014 that both of her arms had lymphedema.
Kathy Bates in 2014 (left) and in 2019 (right). Source: Pinterest
The actress has proudly claimed to be a spokesperson for a cause she thinks that deserves a lot of attention from the public. But, on the contrary, Bates lost a few friends along with her cancer and lymphedema journey. She thinks the best way friends and family can support the victims with the diagnosis is by caring for them.
In order to keep her health in improvement, the actress then began to focus on weight loss which indeed came helpful in dealing with her health conditions. And, since starting on her weight loss journey following the journey, the Fried Green Tomatoes cast impressively lost 60 Ibs.
And, Bates credits her dearest niece on helping on her weight loss journey.
The Secrets From Bates Niece That Saved Her Life
After her diagnosis with illnesses, Kathy Bates had the opportunity to go for reconstructive surgery but decided against it as she prioritized in natural procedures to take care of her health.
Kathy Bates claims her nephew told her a trick to understand the communication that happens between the brain and the stomach. In her words, she said:
"My niece told me this little, secret, I guess it's no secret, it's a biological thing, that at some point when you're eating, you have this involuntary sigh and that's really your brain and your stomach communicating that you've had enough."
This made Bates remove the plate when she knew she was full and didn't required to eat more. Matter of fact, it was the determination that helped her achieve her weight loss goal. The actress doesn't believe in willpower but rather in determination.
Whilst, it definitely took her years to get used to developing her new eating habits as shared by her family member, it also taught her the values of patience. The actress surely didn't emphasize a healthy lifestyle way before, but Bates has been feeling a lot healthier since losing weight.