On April 24th, 2019, a Twitter user named @_bunny_boo_ posted a video of Grande from before and after her 2019 Grammys performance. The videos show her wearing different outfits and weighing in at very different numbers. The tweet immediately went viral and sparked a conversation about the singer’s weight loss journey.
The first video shows Grande dressed in a black-and-white checkered dress, with her hair in a messy bun. She looks stunning, and weighs in at a healthy 158 lbs. She is visibly emotional as she accepts the award for Best Pop Solo Performance, and thanks her fans for sticking with her throughout her career. She also thanks her fiancé, Pete Davidson for supporting her.
The second video is from a week later, on April 30th. In this video, she is wearing a plain black dress, with her hair in a messy bun. She again looks stunning, but weighs a little less than she did before – 154 lbs. She thanks her fans for supporting her and congratulates her on the Grammy win.
The videos sparked a conversation about the singer’s weight loss journey. While many applauded the singer for finally getting back on track and maintaining her figure, others wondered if she had lost weight for a moment of fame and now regrets it.
Here, we’ll discuss the truth about Ariana Grande’s weight loss journey and whether she really did lose weight for the press.
Has She Been On A Diet?
In the weeks following the Grammys, news outlets reported on the singer’s weight loss journey, with headlines like “Ariana Grande Is Living In A Garage And Eating Only What She Can Carry,” and “Ariana Grande Lost A Pound Per Day Vowing To Keep Her Weight Loss A Secret.”
In one such article, the Cut magazine states that before the Grammys, Grande was “known to be one of the fattest singers in the industry.” They go on to say that she was “reportedly unhappy” with her body and had been on a diet for years. This is most likely referring to the singer telling Oprah Winfrey that she had recently lost 30 lbs. when she was 49 years old. However, Grande denies this, saying that the press has “twisted” her words and that she has never been on a diet. She also denies ever saying that she was unhappy with her body.
It would appear that Grande has indeed been on a diet, as she shows visible changes in her body. However, she has never said that she was unhappy with her figure and, in fact, says that she feels happier than ever before.
In the past, Grande has had some struggles with her weight, but she seems to have found a healthy balance. In fact, many of her fans have noticed that she looks happier and healthier than ever before. In the months leading up to the Grammys, the singer tweeted about her new book, “Baking With Anna,” which was released in March 2019. She also posted several photos of herself with the caption: “What a beautiful moment, sharing my love for all things sweet with @annataxml.”
Additionally, fans can see that she seems to have found a way to balance her work and personal life. While she is obviously busy with her career, she also gives the appearance of a full life, meeting fans, celebrating milestones, and promoting causes that she believes in.
Was She On A Weight-Loss Journey?
It is evident from the videos that Grande has lost a significant amount of weight. According to the singer, she has lost 30 lbs. since January 2019. However, this is likely a combination of multiple factors.
First and foremost, there have been major changes to her diet and exercise habits. In fact, she says that she followed a 21-day meal plan to lose the weight. This involved eating only what she needed and avoiding foods that would cause her to gain weight. Additionally, the singer has been working with a personal trainer and says that she started walking for an hour every day and doing lunges during her workouts. She has also been drinking green tea and taking multivitamin supplements.
However, while these videos show significant weight loss, it’s important to remember that celebrities come in all shapes and sizes. Pete Davidson had previously joked that he doesn’t think that she has ever really been on a diet, noting that she had “never looked better.” Furthermore, he said: “I think the reason why people are saying that you lost weight is because you’re suddenly not as bloated as usual.”
While we’d all like to believe that our own media would have our best interests at heart, the fact is that we live in a world full of media and often times, the press will twist and exaggerate to make a story more interesting. For example, Shape magazine once referred to Beyoncé as “the world’s most perfect weight,” which the singer found humiliating. It’s important to always remember this when reading or watching the media.
Thankfully, many people have been inspired by Grande’s journey and have followed suit, losing weight themselves. Her videos have been viewed over 300 million times on YouTube and she has over 1.8 million Twitter followers. Additionally, one of her tweets received over 22 million likes and her Instagram posts have been liked over 19 million times. These are all significant numbers and indicate that a lot of people have been inspired by her words and her story.
Has She Followed The ‘Healthy At Any Size’ Movement?
On the day after the Grammys, the hashtag #IAmNotChangingMySize on TikTok became the top trending topic, with over 600K people talking about it. The trend reflects the “Healthy At Any Size” or “HAAAS” movement, which encourages people to love themselves no matter their size. The hashtag has since gained over 1.2 million views on TikTok.
The movement is supported by figures like Gwyneth Paltrow, who encourages people to “love their bodies and be confident in themselves,” and Ashley Graham, who states: “I love my curves. I think curves are the best! I don’t want to fit into that skinny stuff anymore.” Many celebrities have spoken out about their support for the HAAAS movement, with some going as far as to say that they consider it to be their “life’s work.”
While it’s important to have heroes and role models that you look up to, it’s also important to remember that not everyone will share your views. For example, the singer Pharrell Williams has said that people with beards shouldn’t grow mustaches because it makes them look like “a lumberjack,” instead of a sophisticated British artist. It’s important to be open to new ideas and not let your guard down whenever you come across something that you disagree with. This will only make you stronger.
Ultimately, we live in a world full of complexities. Even the most well-intentioned people and media personalities can’t always see things objectively and will often twist facts to fit their own narrative. In the meantime, it’s important to remember that we live in a world full of diversity and that, generally, people aren’t defined by one thing. They’re often defined by many things, including their work, their values, and their actions. In this way, we can be proud to see Ariana Grande lose weight and be inspired by her story, even if we don’t always agree with her viewpoints.