Tyra Banks Openly Talks About Losing 30 Pounds Weight Loss

The Model Opens up About Her weight loss secret

Tyra Lynne Banks, a famous American personality has always been outspoken about a healthy and positive body image and even remembers her body shamers in the past.

This time Tyra Banks has stolen the spotlight with her recent weight loss. She has incredibly lost 30 pounds and she did it through moderation and working with a nutritionist, the model told in a recent interview with People.

The 44 year old model, Tyra told People, “She used to feel like her body was not her. She has been too thin or too big. She used to feel like she was betraying people if she lost weight.”

Tyra banks reached to fame, fortune after juggling with lot of criticism over the years through her career of being a super model, actress and even a talk show host.

For so much of her career, she has been the subject of conversation in the weight loss world for years as her weight gradually fluctuated since her super modeling career.

She said “balance is the key” when she didn’t go on her new diet and workout plan. She also noted that there’s one food that she will still love to treat for herself.

“I’m all about moderation but you have to indulge,” says Tyra. Her mom and she together are very dangerous. They both love ice cream.

According to People, she chose to lose weight after her ankle injury nine months ago. Her doctor advised her that losing weight will help her injury to heal.

Banks said, “I lost 30 lbs.” And she was right.

Tyra Banks Was Told To "Lose Some Weight"

 tyra banks now and then

She has been a longtime advocate of body positivity. She not only made history by appearing as the first black woman on the cover page of Sports Illustrated but did respond to criticism with her withering appearance on the TV  where she told them to “kiss my fat a—.”

Yet, Tyra wasn’t self-contained until things got changed after her weight loss.

Banks said, “Now I’m a different body type but I don’t feel like I’m betraying people. I’ve still got a–, still got boobs!”

Mrs. Banks has struggled with her weight since 2007 but recently she made a drastic change.

This change led her to get fit once and for all…

 tyra banks now and then

She gained more weight after her son was born

Even though her son was born via surrogacy, Banks began to eat more. In fact, Radar Online slammed the super model for weight gain, “Granted the formerly trim Sports Illustrated swimsuit cover girl has a new baby, but isn’t the surrogate mother who should be carrying the extra weight?”

Tyra wanted to be bigger for her son

Like many new moms, her body too went through physical transformation even though she had surrogacy. According to People, she said, she wanted to be bigger for him even though he was born through surrogacy.

She said, “She felt that love in a way. I wanted him to feel that cush and that nurture.”

Ankle injury was her “ah ha” moment

While living in the ecstasy of her baby, she suffered from an ankle injury. Banks then visited to doctor where she was suggested to lose weight in order to allow the injury to heal properly.

Tyra Banks Hired Nutritionist

Tyra hired a nutritionist thereby that helped her drop 30 pounds, reports People. Tyra Banks admitted she feels “fleshly good” after losing some weight.

She then added, “Having a son later in life, she wants to be still be able to hold him and run around and chase him and not get spasms.”

Tyra’s Diet Plan

Dive in to her diet plan and take a look at what her exact meal plan designed by her nutritionist.

Meal Number 1    

Power Oats:

  • ½ Cup Oatmeal with ¼ Cup Organic Blueberry, 2 tbsp. hemp seeds, 1 tsp raw honey, 1 tsp Raw Cacoa powder
  • 1 large Banana (sometimes would add it into Oatmeal)
  • 1 Cup Matcha Green Tea
  • 2 All Natural Garcinia Cambogia pills

Meal Number 2


  • ½ Cup dried goji berries, ¼ Cup Raw Almonds
  • Paleo Protein Shake
  • 2 All natural supplements

Meal number 3

Super Salad:

  • 1 Cup organic mixed Greens, cherry tomatoes, cucumber, jicama, red bell peppers, onions, alfalfa sprouts, chia seeds, coconut oil based salad dressing
  • Hot Green tea with fresh lemon juice
  • 2 All natural supplements

Meal Number 4

  • 5 Ounces Grilled chicken breast topped with fresh mango salsa (Tyra’s personal favorite)

Meal Number 5

  • 6 Ounces Seared Wild Caught Salmon with pan seared veggie mix

Meal number 6

  • Slow Digesting Paleo Protein Shake


Tyra’s Workout Routine

When had a little chit-chat with Tyra’s rock star trainer, he revealed her juicy workout regimen which she followed to speed up her result and enjoyed her workout as well.

Her physical training was separated into 2 different variety: lower body/core training and cardio.

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Monday, Thursday, Sunday:

Lower Body and Abdominal Training Routine

  • Barbell Split Squat
  • Box Squat with tension bands
  • Barbell eccentric overload squat
  • Sumo s quat
  • Kettle bell dead lift
  • Db single lead dead lift
  • Db step ups
  • Db walking lunges
  • Squat machine
  • Lying hamstring machine

Her routine consisted of the following workout principles:

  • 5 unique lower body exercises per workout
  • 4 Sets of Each Exercise
  • 75 seconds rest time only between sets
  • 10-15 repetitions between each set

Some of her abdominal exercises:

  • Pillar Holds
  • Db side bends
  • Russian twist
  • Bicycle crunch
  • Abdominal x’s and 0’s
  • Bodyweight cocoons
  • Horizontal leg crunch
  • Vertical leg crunch

Tuesday and Friday Training Days

Full Body Cardio Confusion Training Routine

Exercise 1: Mountain Climbers

  • Sets: 3
  • Reps: 30 seconds
  • Rest Time: 60 Seconds

Exercise 2: Full Body Burpees

  • Sets: 3
  • Reps: 60 Seconds
  • Rest Time: 60 Seconds

Exercise 3: Leap Ups

  • Sets: 3
  • Reps: 15
  • Rest Time: 60 Seconds

Exercise 4: Push Up Ladders

  • Sets: 3
  • Reps: 15
  • Rest Time: 60 Seconds

Exercise 5: Incline treadmill

  • Sets: 1
  • Reps: 10 Minutes

Exercise 6: Elliptical Machine

  • Sets: 1
  • Reps: 10 Minutes

Exercise 7: Rowing Machine

  • Sets: 1
  • Reps: 10 Minutes


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Crylon Fowler
Crylon Folwer is a certified Clinical Dietician who is working at The Spine Clinic, Seattle. Her work is to guide people to live a healthy and fit life. She attended her studies at University of Washington. She helps and inspires thousands of people to live a healthy and fit lifestyle. Get Me on Social Channels: About Me | Facebook | Instagram | Google+ | Quora

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