Melissa McCarthy Weight Loss – She Is Thinner Than Ever!
Whenever someone talks about Melissa McCarthy, its has got to do with her weight. The actress, who is known to control her weight in recent months, has transformed herself by shedding more than 50 pounds. While her fuller figure contributes to her personality, a healthy loss of weight can be an inspiration to her fans.
Melissa McCarthy – Weight Loss Is About Healthy Self-Image
When asked what weight loss is about, Melissa McCarthy once said “I feel sexiest when I feel comfortable, when I feel most myself, when I’m not trying to be anything other than who I am,” she previously told People magazine. “[I love] all of it: my flaws, my shortcomings, my body parts that you’re like, ‘Well, couldn’t that be better?’ I think, especially after having kids, I go, ‘Well, the alternative is pretty bad. I’ll take me as I am.’”
She also shared with Life & Style, saying “I truly stopped worrying about it. I think there’s something to kinda loosening up and not being so nervous and rigid about it that, bizarrely, has worked.”
Here is an interview where Melissa McCarthy spoke about her weight loss:
Melissa McCarthy – Weight Loss Is About Commitment
For most people, weight loss is a huge task. But it is common knowledge that weight loss requires discipline and commitment.
For Melissa McCarthy, having been a big sized woman for most of her life, she must have had to watch her diet closely. Physical exercise is definitely a must too.
Though Melissa McCarthy never really shared about her workout routine, it was rumoured that she credited her weight loss to a high protein diet.
There were also some reports that suggest Melissa McCarthy lost her weight using Garcinia Cambogia.
Melissa McCarthy Weight Loss “Led” to Closure of Mike & Molly
“Mike & Molly”, a popular sitcom on CBS was closed after its sixth season. Though some believe that the closure of the once popular show was due to contract issues, other believe that it was due to Melissa McCarthy’s weight loss.
Why is that so? Melissa McCarthy played the role of Molly Flynn, a 4th grade teacher at Walter Payton Elementary School. Her co-star, Billy Gardell, is rather big around the waist too. Thus, when Melissa McCarthy lost so much weight, it resulted in a “misfit” from the original impressions.
However, such suggestions are just wild guesses. The real reason for the closure of Mike & Molly remains unknown.
Here is a comparison of how it looked like in Mike and Molly before and after McCarthy’s weight loss:
Melissa McCarthy Weight Change Over The Years
Whatever it may be, it will be interesting to take a walk down memory lane to see how Melissa McCarthy changed over the years.
Before Ghostbusters, Mike and Molly, Bridesmaids and Gilmore Girls, Melissa McCarthy was a slim and charming girl. The photos below show Melissa McCarthy at a very young age. She was thin like any other teenage girl. The photos were taken from a yearbook dated 1986, when she was just 16 years old. Check them out:
It is hard to find any photos in-between her teenage years till she became famous. One of the earliest pictures we can find is the one below. She was attending the WB Network All-Star Party at the Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers in New York City.
Dressed in a nice fitting blue “jeans” top, her vibrant smile shone through. She looked beautiful though she has yet to reach superstardom at this point. McCarthy looked slightly overweight. This picture was taken in 2001:
Two year later, in 2003, Melissa McCarthy is pictured attending a “behind the scenes” discussion about Gilmore Girls. It was held at the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences in Hollywood, California.
Here, she was dressed in a tight fitting tiffany green top and flora dress. He looked incredible. She was not obese then. McCarthy could have been regarded as “big boned” rather than fat. Check out the photo below:
A year later in 2004, Melissa McCarthy was pictured attending the WB Networks’ Gilmore Girls 100th episode party at The Space in Santa Monica, California.
Dressed in a black cardigan atop a black-white patterned dress, Melissa McCarthy looked considerably heavier than a year before. The shape of her dress could have played a factor in her “weight gain”. Nonetheless, McCarthy still gave out an infectious smile for the cameras. Check it out below:
Just when we thought that Melissa McCarthy could not dress any more “inappropriately”, she appeared in a green top with extended sleeves. This is wardrobe malfunction at its best. Her folds of fat were showing prominently. Her shoulders gained at least an inch on each side.
Check out the photo below taken during Gilmore Girls’ 100th Episode Celebration, presented by The Museum of Television & Radio at The Museum of Television & Radio in Beverly Hills, California.
In 2006, it was clear to us that the color Green was one of McCarthy’s favourites. While attending the 2006 TCA Party – Red Carpet at Ritz Carlton in Pasadena, California, McCarthy wore a pale green top again.
But this time, she made sure her top did not extend to her belly. This resulted in her looking slimmer than before. Her folds of fats were not showing this time. Check the photo out:
After her terrible wardrobe decision in 2005, it seemed like McCarthy learnt her lesson. In 2007, she wore a nice fitting white top to the ABC All Star Party at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. She was careful not to lose her inner wear that covers her upper arms.
Everything about her dressing was perfect in this photo. Her necklace beads were of the right sizes. The color coordination between her white top, hair color and clutch purse was perfect! Check it out:
In 2008, Melissa McCarthy experimented with darker colors. This time, while attending the Sony Cierge Holiday Preview Event at Coco De Ville, she wore a black jacket that fit her really well.
The jacket managed to hide her big frame superbly. This is not to say that she lost weight. But she still looked incredibly attractive. Check this photo out:
By 2009, Melissa McCarthy has figured out what made her look best in photos. While attending the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences’ An Evening with “Samantha Who?”, she wore a nice fitting top with two big buttons that covered her upper torso completely.
This gave the optical illusion that she was still within acceptable weight. Check out her photo below:
By March 2010, McCarthy had already given birth to her second daughter. Amazingly Melissa McCarthy still looked the same! Her jovial nature seemed to keep her looking ageless. Well, some say that humor is the elixir of youth. That seems to apply for Melissa McCarthy. Check out this photo below taken in September 2010. She looked as youthful as before.
Yes, she does look slightly heavier than a year ago. But that’s ok because she just recovered from childbirth:
A year later (2011), McCarthy was pictured attending the 63rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles California. She looked bubbly and confident with a hand in her pocket. This time, she opted for a full purpled color dress. Someone should have told her those shoulder pads looked really out of date:
In 2012, McCarthy’s dress ticked all the right boxes. The photo below was taken when she attended the 64th Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles, California.
The band across her “raised” belly line made her look slimmer. More importantly, she threw away those shoulder pads she used last year. Those purple nail polish coupled with her purple ring just oozed class and status. Not forgetting McCarthy never forgot her matching clutch purse! Check it out below:
In 2013, while attending the 20th Annual ELLE Women In Hollywood event in Los Angeles, McCarthy stuck to the tried and tested dress formula. However, this time, she keep the opening of her sleeves loose. Frankly, it did not go well on her. Just made her look bigger than she was.
And did anyone notice that her hairstyle made her head look so much bigger? Everything looked bad in this picture:
WOW WOW WOW! Melissa McCarthy looked incredibly stunning in the next photo below. Here, she was pictured attending the 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards. Perhaps she took another look at what she wore in 2012. There were slight modifications but the modifications made her look even better. At least there were no more loose sleeve openings.
In 2015, Melissa McCarthy took considerable effort to reduce her weight. And IT SHOWED. The photo below shows McCarthy attending the Brian Atwood’s Celebration of PUMPED in Los Angeles, California.
Dressed in an all black dress, Melissa McCarthy looked supremely confident. She lost a considerable amount of weight and looked her best in the last 10 years. Everyone was talking about her incredible weight loss.
More importantly, Melissa McCarthy did not let herself get carried away by her weight loss success. In 2016, she still looked slimmer than her former self. Here she is attending the 73rd Annual Golden Globe Awards in Los Angeles, California.
Dressed in a loose fitting shimmering dark blue dress, she expressed confidence in her new found figure. Check it out:
In one of her latest appearances at the Los Angeles Premiere “CHiPS” at TCL Chinese Theatre in March 2017, Melissa McCarthy displayed her slimmer frame for all to see. Her slimmer figure somehow made her look younger than ten years ago. Check out her photo taken in March 2017 below:
Overall, Melissa McCarthy is a huge inspiration to all. Her huge sense of humour has brought millions of smiles around the world. Her infectious enthusiasm has touched the lives of many. Truly, her dedication and discipline to lose weight has led many to believe that nothing is impossible. What inspiration can you draw from Melissa McCarthy’s weight loss?