'View' co-host Sherri Shepherd stuns in fresh photos after a magical loss of 25 pounds

Sherri Shepherd is feeling energetic again after a strict diet through which she lost 25 pounds, and she showed off her new body during a recent photo shoot.

The actress has been on a keto diet for the last year, and the results paid off as she joined Ashley Graham at a photoshoot for her ‘Swimsuits for All’ line.

The 51-year-old former "View" co-host posted a behind the scenes video to her Instagram page on January 21, showing her and a group of models laughing and posing in front of the water on a beautiful day in Anguilla.

 Sherri Shepherd at the WE TV's Real Love: Relationship Reality at the Paley Center for Media on December 11, 2018, in Beverly Hills.| Photo: GettyImages

Sherri Shepherd at the WE TV's Real Love: Relationship Reality at the Paley Center for Media on December 11, 2018, in Beverly Hills.| Photo: GettyImages

As a caption to the video Sherri added:

“Here’s some behind the scenes #video from my @swimsuitsforall#photoshoot. This was a particularly scary move for me bc I artfully disguise everything on my body I don’t want seen. But I said yes to being in a swimsuit bc I wanted to encourage you to run towards the very things you #fear bc there are amazing #blessings on the other side.”

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Here’s some behind the scenes #video from my @swimsuitsforall #photoshoot. This was a particularly scary move for me bc I artfully disguise everything on my body I don’t want seen. But I said yes to being in a swimsuit bc I wanted to encourage you to run towards the very things you #fear bc there are amazing #blessings on the other side ... thank you to the #swimsuitsforall team for being so patient and kind. @ashleygraham @supermodelemme @taralynn you three are the best and thankyou for loving your God-given curves. You made me feel so comfortable. I laughed all day ♥️ #joy #grateful #dreamsdocometrue #bestdayever #swimsuits #beach #dance #imperfectlyperfect #myhappyplace #livelovelaugh

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Sherri made a point of thanking her co-stars Tara Lynn, Emme, and Graham, who helped calm her nerves about walking around in a bathing suit, adding:

“@ashleygraham@supermodelemme @taralynn you three are the best and thank you for loving your God-given curves. You made me feel so comfortable. I laughed all day.”

In a separate video, Sherri gushed about Ashley, the Cover Girl spokeswoman from the photoshoot. In the video, she asked Ashley some advice on how to look as sexy as she does.

Ashley's advice to Sherri was to try a little salsa. Humorously Sherri added:

“You wear sexuality like a fur coat around your shoulders. I wear my sexuality like I got it on a Target rack clearance sale.”

As a caption to the video of herself and Ashley, Sherri wrote:

“Run slowly, look down & smile. Truly truly Love you Ashley… and loved sharing my #brusselsprouts with you.”

The moment Sherri decided to take back control over her health was the day when her son, Jeffrey Tarpley asked her a question while eating a candy bar:

“Mommy, if you die, who’s going to be my bodyguard?”

The actress has type-2 diabetes, and her son’s words felt like someone threw a “cold bucket of water” in her face, suddenly fearing doctors informing her that she had something irreversible. 

Although the initial change to a keto diet came with its difficulties, she soon developed a strategy to keep her from cheating, saying:

“Before reaching for a bag of chips or candy, she continued, “I do a lot of self-talk of, ‘Sherri, how are you going to feel? Do you want the emotion of already feeling bad with whatever you’re going through?'”  

Her new goal after losing the 25 pounds is to be as healthy as possible, for her own sake, as well as being able to be there for her son. 13-year-old Jeffrey is a “special needs” child and Sherri lovingly supports him in all he does.

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My son hates taking pictures which is strange since both his #parents are #actors & #standupcomics 😂. Jeffrey is my world and the reason I am close to 300 days of #sugarfree living ... he saw me eating a candy bar and asked w an urgency in his voice “mommy if you die who’s going to be my bodyguard?“ That question and the panic in his voice brought tears to my eyes and I realized my son needs me to be here. It was as if God was saying “I’m not done with you Sherri but you are making life choices that are going to take you away from your son.” It was at that moment I decided to commit to my health and to not living in a fog. I am down from 189lbs to 159lbs... my A1C numbers are down to a pre-diabetic state. I have energy, no headaches, eczema gone... dark under eye circles gone... and PATIENCE w my son and his unique challenges. I can laugh and not be irritated at Jeffrey’s silliness. I can hear from #god a lot more clearly... I feel super focused. And all because I chose to kick #sugar out of my life. This hasn’t been an easy journey by any means... everyday I think about sugar but I really want my life. I want to see my son graduate... I want to see him walk down the aisle... I want to see my grandkids... I want to live! Thankyou Jeffrey for always inspiring me to live and be better. I hope I can make you as proud of me as I am of you. #lovemyson #momlife #SherriandJeffrey

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Jeffrey has developmental delays, but that does not make Sherri love him less, and she won't want him to be any different than the amazing person that he is.

Her wish for Jeffrey is that other people will see the beauty in his imperfections and love him the way she does.

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