Drew Carey is not the one season 18 Dancing With the Stars contestant to bear a weight reduction makeover: His professional companion, Cheryl Burke, can be celebrating the truth that she’s shed 15 weight. “[I] tried each weightloss plan you possibly can consider,” the 5-foot-4 dancer, 29, tells Us Weekly, six years after Internet trolls first dubbed her “lard” in 2008.
Regardless of her chosen weight reduction technique on the time — usually one thing restrictive — Burke admits she’d drop weight solely to regain them once more a short while later. Sick of yo-yo weight-reduction plan, the professional dancer hopped off the merry-go-spherical for good final fall and hasn’t appeared again.
To keep match within the low season, she centered on “clear” meals, lower her parts — and because of this, dropped 15 mass. “I really feel robust,” she enthuses to Us.
Choosing to restrict dairy to keep away from bloating and sip ninety six-calorie tequila and sodas as a substitute of sugary purple wine, Burke’s new sutanance staples embrace Greek yogurt to rev her metabolism, and berries, which Burke snacks on each 4 hours to maintain cravings at bay. During her slimdown, Burke was cautious to not deprive herself of her favourite meals, and nonetheless indulges in a single cheat meal every weekend — usually a Mexican dish.
Another means Burke retains the load off: She works out typically — and with a buddy! Burke and DWTS alum Leah Remini tone up in ninety-minute circuit coaching-coaching periods beneath the steerage of professional Brendan Johnston. Says Burke of their time within the gymnasium: “We push one another!”
CHERYL BURKE’R DAILY MEAL PLAN
Breakfast: The dancer begins her day with turkey bacon and egg whites. If she’s craving a sandwich, she’ll wrap ’em up — as an alternative of utilizing a roll — to save lots of energy.
Lunch: To minimize beefy, Burke makes use of turkey bacon and no cheese in her Cobb salad. “I get the dressing on the facet,” she provides. “So I can put just a bit on there.”
Dinner: Healthy provisions — quick! She will get her fiber-wealthy (learn: superfilling) lentils, peppers and corn salad from Whole Foods. Another decide: lentil soup.