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Kirsten Vangsness Weight Loss Journey: How She Lost 50 lbs!




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It seems unreal that over 1.9 billion adults are overweight today and that obesity is one of the main causes of death in the society we live in. Globally, 13% of adults are classified as overweight, with the issue being extremely severe in the USA, where the numbers rise to a whopping 36%. That being said, we have assembled an article that will guide you to easy weight-loss, with techniques and methods that the popular actress Kirsten Vangsness used to efficiently lose weight herself.

About Kirsten Vangsness

To begin, let’s say a few things about Kirsten Vangsness. She is an American actress born in Pasadena, California, who is best known for her role as Penelope in the Criminal Minds series that she played for over 6 years. Additionally, she has also appeared in several movies and written numerous magazine articles. When asked about her weight, Kirsten said that she has always been chubbier than her peers as a kid and that she struggled with obesity throughout life. She also adds that she was a very shy teenager and that acting helped her express herself and socially integrate when she was younger. As an adult, Kirsten’s weight often fluctuated in certain periods of her life, which could be seen when she was acting in

Criminal Minds

However, she decided to embark on a weight-loss journey which will prove to change her look and overall well-being completely. The first signs of this change were spotted when she made a shocking red carpet appearance in 2014, flaunting her new body that was 50 pounds lighter. Kirsten most likely wanted her journey to be personal, private, and spiritual because she did not publicly speak on the topic for a while. That is until she responded to a tweet from a fan that complimented her gorgeous new look, saying how she contributes her weight-loss to Renee Stephens’ weight loss program. The path she took was around three years long, and even though there are easier ways to lose weight such as liposuction and pills, Kirsten decided to naturally slim down which is surely a commendable deed.

The six-week weight loss program and diet

One of the key factors in her miraculous weight-loss was the implementation of Renee Stephens’ six-week weight loss program. Even before implementing the diet Renee suggested, Kirsten was a long-time vegetarian, but to lose weight more efficiently, she completely stopped eating every type of meat and drinking protein shakes that she used to before. In her podcast, Renee Stephens advised that the best way to get rid of weight permanently is to stick to a long-term diet instead of short term ones and to maintain a healthy, nutritional food income. Additionally, Renee adds that it is wise to avoid common eating mistakes such as late-night snacking, skipping breakfast and excessively greasy food. If you are a tobacco or an alcohol user, quitting those unhealthy addictions would be greatly beneficial in your path to weight-loss. Drinking a lot of water and eating in more reasonable amounts is also recommended. Kirsten ate specific types of food on a schedule, those being an avocado toast and a cup of black coffee or green tea early in the morning (7 AM) and lunch which consisted of tuna or mushroom salad (12:30 PM). Lastly, she ate lentil soup and multigrain flatbread before going to bed (7 PM). She also had snacks in between larger meals which were watermelon, papaya or digestive biscuits.

Weight-loss workout

While diet is very important, Kirsten also had to exercise regularly to lose weight. Her exercise consisted of these following actions. She first warmed up for 10 minutes, then proceeded to do crunches and bicycle crunches (2 sets of 25 reps each). Following that, she did the ab-killer Russian twist workout (2 sets of 30 reps), which especially is efficient if you include dumbells while working out. After she finished the previous workout she proceeded to do leg raises, leg in and outs and leg crunches (2 sets of 15 reps each), followed by high knees and alternate leg kicks (2 sets of 25 reps each). Then the actress did the burpees workout (2 sets of 12 reps) and mountain climbers (2 sets of 15 reps). Once that was finished, she stopped with the intense workout and moved to stationary cycling which would last for around 5 minutes. After cycling, she worked on her muscles, using bicep curls, dumbbell flys and tricep extensions (2 sets of 12 each) to work on her biceps, triceps and shoulder strength. Rounding this exercise up, she performed wall push-ups (2 sets of 10 reps).

Tessa is a Senior Writer at Patty360. She has previously worked as a freelance journalist for various news sites in the UK.