Chaka Khan recently shared with the world how she achieved getting healthier and losing 60 pounds. The popular singer began eating plant powered months ago which included a four month juice cleanse and exercise. The weight loss was necessary to manage her medical conditions of type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure.

“My weight loss had to occur, because I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes and I also had high blood pressure,” said Khan

She was also motivated to change her life for the sake of her granddaughter.  “I ended up going, ‘Oh, no, no, no, no, this is enough. I can’t live like this.’ And I have a new little daughter to raise [my granddaughter], I adopted her so I have to be here…[She] was really my first and major influence to lose weight and get healthy so I can be here for her. What I did was stopped eating and went on a strict unconditional fast for a couple of months. And went off meat, became vegan, stopped all the dairy, stopped all the meat.”

According to the American Dietetic Association, vegetarian and vegan diets are “healthful, nutritionally adequate, and may provide health benefits in the prevention and treatment of certain diseases,” including lower blood pressure, lower rates of type 2 diabetes, and lower overall cancer rates.

After improving her health, the ten-time Grammy award-winning singer went on American Idol during last month’s finale with her sixty-pound weight loss and dazzled the audience.

Khan joins other well-known people who have adopted plant powered living, including Michelle PfeifferMeredith Vieira, Bill Clinton, Russell Simmons, and Mike Tyson.

Enjoy the song that made her famous, “I feel for you”.

 

Source: Huffington Post