Why Shari Belafonte is Inspired to Lose Weight and Stay Healthy

Shari Belfaonte with her famous father Harry Belafonte. (Photo: Michael N. Todaro FilmMagic)
Shari Belfaonte with her famous father Harry Belafonte.
(Photo: Michael N. Todaro FilmMagic)

Shari Belafonte, photographer, actress, writer, singer, and former model

What: Inspired to lose and to celebrate meaningful weight loss success, Belafonte created a series of photographs and a video for her Inspired Losing campaign, which aims to share what she learned through years of battling her weight and the health issues that arose from being overweight.

Why: “My mother passed away (from) diabetes, and there were heart conditions on my father’s side. I was never a skinny girl, but I was athletic. I was never concerned about getting too big. I was always such a jock, but as I have gotten older, my jockiness has slowed down.”

At a doctor’s appointment, Belafonte discovered that her weight and cholesterol levels had increased, so she decided it was time to face the reality that those additional pounds were detrimental to her health.

After losing 20 pounds, she wanted to share the weight loss success she and others had achieved, and she wanted to do it through her photographs.

“I’m thrilled with my results.” Plus, she hopes her photos will help people realize “they’re not alone. … Everyone wants to look their best, to feel their best.”

How: Visit www.InspiredLosing.com

SOURCE: USA Today – Gayle Jo Carter

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