Remembering When Kathy Bates Stunned with Photos after Losing Almost 60 Pounds

Kathy Bates said she felt like a new person after dropping the excess weight.

The "American Horror Story" star said in an exclusive interview with US Weekly that half the battle was to cultivate mindfulness.

She explained: 

“My niece told me this little secret; I guess it’s no secret, it’s a biological thing, that at some point when you’re eating, you have this involuntary sigh and that’s really your brain and your stomach communicating that you’ve had enough.”

She also cut soda and junk food from her eating plan. The changes didn't happen overnight but took a few years. 

However, Bates said the results were worth it in the end, and for the first time in years, her health was "great." She added: 

“I just had a physical. I’m doing great. I feel like a completely different person. I can move, I can walk. I just wish I had done it years ago.”

Bates is a cancer survivor and landed her role in "American Horror Story" shortly after being diagnosed in 2012. 

She has referred to her return to the show business as her "third act" and said she "never dreamed any of this stuff would happen." 

Bates has more than 120 film credits to her name. Her career began more than five decades ago when she landed her first role in the series "The Doctors."

She appeared in 34 episodes of the show "Harriet's Law", in the role of Harriet Korn. The show was canceled in 2012. 

Bates also received critical acclaim for her portrayal of Ruth Whitefeather Feldman in the comedy "Disjointed."

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