Just as fans are starting to get used to the slimmer post-surgery Gabby Sidibe, the “Empire” star turns up the heat again by losing even more weight and looking trimmer than ever.
Leaning against the doorframe, Sidibe posed in a camouflage combo consisting of a t-shirt and leggings.
Her massive afro and glasses framed her face perfectly as she snapped the mirror selfie that got fans talking.
“Wow your transformation is in inspirational. God bless you keep up the good work. You was beautiful before and gorgeous now. Continue to shine sister.”- @kellsbeingherself
“Girl you’re getting skinny!!!”- @millenialstuds_
“Gabby girl you look fantastic keep doing what you doing girl”- @godis4me4ever
Since undergoing laparoscopic bariatric surgery to lose weight in 2016, Sidibe has been thrilling fans with the fantastic results. But the “Precious” actress is not relying only on the surgical procedure. She shared her diet and workout routine with People in 2017:
“I eat about five times a day — I use meal plans that are really, really good, especially for when I’m busy. I cook a lot more. I talk to my nutritionist a lot. I just had an appointment with her on my laptop two days ago. We keep in touch. I tell her all the things I'm worried about. I have all these apps to help me keep a food diary.”
“I work out with my trainer three to four days a week. If I’m not working out with a trainer, I get up, and I go swim. …I’m as active as I can be, which is actually quite a lot. …During my lunch break, I ride my tricycle around the block or I’ll ride it around set. I stay as active as possible.”
Sidibe, 35, also explained that her decision to get the operation was for health reasons and not because she needed it to make her beautiful. According to her, she had struggled to accept her body all her life, and only recently realized that she is gorgeous.
“There’s nothing ugly about me. Anyone trying to convince me that I am — and it’s usually me — is wasting her time. I was in a war with my body for a long time. If I’d started treating it better sooner, I wouldn’t have spent so many years hating myself. But I love my body now.”
Sidibe has been using her platform to inspire body positivity and self-acceptance, and she drove her message home at the last New York Fashion Week.
“Even though we are moving towards more visibility for plus-size people, there is a lot [of] pushback,” the “Grimsby” actress said. “So it’s important to keep fighting [and] to keep being visible until the conversation changes and [it] is no longer about our bodies because I'm not my body. I'm a whole person.”