Doing things her own way! Raven-SymonéAs a child in the public eye, she has always been open about her body image.
The actress rose to fame playing the title character. That’s So Raven,She first aired on Disney Channel in 2003. The Cosby Show Hangin’ with Mr. Cooper in the ‘80s and ‘90s. In October 2021, Raven revealed that she first started getting messages of “don’t eat this, don’t eat that, you know, you have to be on point” when she was a child star.
“I’m sure those thought processes started to permeate within my body, making my stress level go up a lot more,” she recalled on the “Uncensored” podcast. “I heard it, didn’t understand it, did what I was told, but then behind-the-scenes ate because looking back that was the only thing that I could really control. It was the only thing that I had for myself.”
She continued: “Food was pretty much the only thing that I could [control]. My favorite was two bagels with cream cheese, tomato, and microwaved in the microwave. [hearing], like, ‘She can’t eat that anymore!’ and I’m like, ‘This is the only thing. I get A’s so let me have something.’”
Raven revealed that she had lost 28 pounds since her marriage, months before the podcast interview. Miranda Pearman-Maday2020
“Pounds down, pounds down. Check out the chin,” she declared via Instagram Live in May 2021. “If y’all watch Raven’s HomeYou can see it right now. Then, when you come on live and see the joint, you will see a different face. It’s a whole pounds down journey.”
The Cheetah GirlsLater, the alum credited her wife with helping her to make the lifestyle changes.
“This was because we want to have a life together. She doesn’t want to take me to an early grave and I want to make sure I am there for her in the best health possible,” the singer explained to E! NewsJuly 2021
Raven announced that she had lost 40 pounds less than a year ago.
“With [Miranda’s] help and guidance and love and fantastic cooking skills … she helped me kick sugar,” she said on The ViewIn March 2022, she was 170 pounds. “I say kick sugar because it is an addictive drug, and I was addicted to it in wheat form, in regular form. And it’s out of my system.”
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