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How the cohost of The View regained control of her diabetes and lost 40 pounds in the process.

When Sherri Shepherd's friends asked if she was doing Weight Watchers, The View's cohost replied, "Nah. I'm doing diabetes." She's not the only one; 10 percent of U.S. women have the disease. November is American Diabetes Month, so we caught up with Shepherd on the set of her new sitcom, Sherri, and got her rules to live by.

1. Find a doc who talks tough.

"My mom died of diabetes complications when she was 41. When I was 40, my doctor told me, 'I don't know when you're going to have a stroke, but it's going to happen.' That was my wakeup call."

2. Scare yourself skinny.

"Diabetes makes you feel like you're in a fog. I needed clarity, because I was about to join The View and sit at a table with four formidable women. So I vowed to get healthy and strut my stuff in a swimsuit on TV. It worked: I lost 10 inches in three months."

3. Stop using the treadmill as a clothes hanger.

"My trainer -- who I like to call the evil one -- and I do intervals three times a week. He puts that sucker on a crazy level-12 incline at 4.6 miles per hour, then varies the incline until I feel like I'm going to fly right off."

4. Focus on your assets.

"I hate squats, but I love my new booty. So I do those squats, and I run stairs, too."

Originally published in FITNESS magazine, November/December 2009.


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6/18/2012 04:45:38 AM Report Abuse
tproyston wrote:

Sherry looks great! I am glad you did the healthy thing for you. However, I am a bit discouraged by the fact that you lost the weight but your breast look the same size. i want to lose about 10 lbs. in hopw of decreasing my breast size!

2/2/2010 03:40:32 PM Report Abuse
kaligal_14 wrote:

To Lin_da2018, it is not a good idead to do squats or pushups everyday. It's always good to alternate days so you can give your muscles time to rest. If I were you, I would do squates Mon, Wed and Fridays and push ups Tuesday, Thursday and Saturdays...just an example.

1/28/2010 10:53:53 AM Report Abuse
kaligal_14 wrote:

I agree with Mrs. Watkins. Sherri looks great and is a strong person for admitting her past mistakes. Some people have to look at themselves in the mirror before they judge others. Not one person who walks on this earth perfect. Let's not forget that this article is about Sherri's weight loss weight loss secrets, not Sherri's past! Congrat's Sherri, you look great and God Bless you all!

1/28/2010 10:50:56 AM Report Abuse
mrswatkins_03 wrote:

And further more she doesn't owe not one single american an apology for what she has done. Get over yourselves all of you self righteous individuals who turn your noses up at us regular people who makes mistakes. Sorry we can not live up to your standards. Have a beautiful day. :)

1/27/2010 11:40:38 PM Report Abuse

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