Tiffany Haddish Just Shared How She Lost 40 Pounds During Quarantine

It’s no doubt that 2020 has been a very challenging year for wellness and health, both mental and physical. Amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, many of us have been at home, isolated from others, and unable to go about our usual routines that may include the gym and fitness classes.

As a result, many of us have had much more sedentary lifestyles than we’ve had in the past, which is extremely difficult to circumvent with an airborne virus outside. While many of us are just focused on our mental well-being and remaining healthy, some people have used the pandemic as an opportunity for physical wellness.

Comedian Tiffany Haddish just revealed that while she’s been at home and her projects have been stalled, she’s been focused on her health and weight loss. The Girls Trip actor just revealed that she lost 40 pounds in the past year. This is how she did it.

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Tiffany Haddish was inspired to loose weight because of Florence Griffith Joyner

For Haddish, who has always been open and comfortable with her body, losing weight was all about strength. In fact, she was inspired to get into shape by the late Florence Griffith Joyner, who still holds the title of the fastest woman in the world.

“I had this thought in my mind that I want the body of Flo-Jo!” Haddish told People. Though she’s already made a ton of progress on her weight loss journey, the Night School actor is going harder as the end of the year approaches.

After Thanksgiving, she announced that she would be starting the 30 Day Transformation challenge to tone up. She shared a photo of her flat stomach on Instagram captioning it, “Started my @30daytransformationteam program 3days ago and look I think I see ABS and my Bra getting lose. Transform with me click the link in my bio and use the code SHEREADY50 to get half off the price at checkout. I am so excited #sheready for a KickA** Body!”

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Inside Tiffany Haddish’s diet

Amid her physical transformation, Haddish learned that the key to everything was monitoring her diet. “I’ve been eating differently, eating way more vegetables, definitely eating directly out of my garden and just really putting in the work, making sure I sweat every single day and staying up on nutrition – nutrition is everything,” she explained to People.

Haddish has always spoken glowingly about her diet, and making sure she focused on getting fresh vegetables appears to be the key to her transformation. “During this COVID period, I’ve lost 40 pounds,” she explained.

Tiffany Haddish has one specific strategy when it comes to exercise

While nutrition is a major component of weight loss, Haddish has always made sure to move, which she did well before starting her 30 Day Transformation. The actor explained that she works out “anywhere from 15 minutes to sometimes two hours.”

For the LA-born comedian, it’s not all about killing yourself in the gym. “I try to dance every day for like five to 10 minutes,” she explained. “I think that’s really important, too: Make it fun!”