Mindy Kaling Credits Portion Control And Exercise For Her 30-Lb Weight Loss

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Sharon Osbourne isn’t the only A-lister to drop a staggering 30 lbs in just a few months! Mindy Kaling has also had an incredible weight loss journey over the past few years, and previously confessed to losing 30 lbs in two months. Although unlike the 70-year-old former X Factor judge who openly admitted to using weight loss injections such as Ozempic, it doesn’t seem like the 44-year-old The Mindy Project star went down the same route!

Now that weight loss drugs such as Ozempic and Wegovy are becoming more popular than ever, and celebs like Sharon Osbourne and Amy Schumer have openly confessed to using them, we totally get why fans think the Never Have I Ever producer may have also done the same given how quickly she lost weight. However, she has given many interviews about her shrinking frame over the past year, all of which simply credit eating less and exercising more. Here’s what she has said about her weight loss journey in various interviews over the past year…

Mindy Kaling Previously Credited Portion Control And Exercise For Weight Loss

In an interview with Entertainment Tonight last year, the Office alum said that losing weight had a *lot* to do with portion control. "I eat what I like to eat. If I do any kind of restrictive diet, it never really works for me. I just eat less of it," she said at the time. "I wish there was something more juicy or dynamic about the way that I’ve lost a little bit of weight, but that’s the way I’ve done it."

As well as cutting down her portion sizes, the Sex Lives of College Girls producer also credited exercise, telling People in a May 2023 interview that she lifts weights with a personal trainer and also hikes or runs for 20 miles per week. Wow – that'll do it!

She told the pub that she dedicates "so much time and energy" to "trying to be healthy," adding, "I just tell myself I have to do basically 20 miles a week of either hiking or running. And so that’s been incredibly helpful to me."

Back in May 2022, Mindy told Today that she tries to squeeze in exercise when and where she can if her schedule is too busy, even if it's just walking for ten minutes here and there. She admitted: "Sometimes I’ll be like, 'Well, I have four different times today where I have 10 minutes so let’s just walk instead of sitting down and checking Instagram.' So instead of it being like one chunk of exercise in the beginning of the day or none at all, I’m now just deciding that I’m going to be a more active person all the time." We admire her dedication!







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Mindy Kaling Tells Fans She's The 'Healthiest' She's Ever Been

Back in June, Kaling referenced her health in an Instagram post in honor of her 44th birthday. Alongside a photo of her daughter, Katherine, 5, and son, Spencer, 2, she said: "My doctor told me that this year I was the healthiest I’ve been in years. That’s a pretty [expletive] good gift, right?"

She added: "Now I’m just trying to be present for them (hard for me! I’m impatient!), being up for anything (again hard for me, I am not whimsical!), and stay healthy for these two guys (ALSO hard! I just want to eat cheesesteaks every meal in front of the TV) for until I’m an old gray skeleton they’re like ‘mom, you gotta go.'"

Social Media Reactions

Kaling's transformation has been discussed on social media quite a lot over the past year. On August 4th, Instagram account @celebplastics posted a video featuring before and after images of the Inside Out actress, with the caption, "Before/After: Mindy Kaling. Thoughts? I think she looks fantastic, although I don't think her transformation was just due to exercise and diet," followed by a winking emoji. The comment added: "Do you agree? What do you think she had done?⁠"

As expected, the comments section was rife with opinions, and most people seemed to agree with the @celebplastics account and thought that her transformation was down to so much more than diet and exercise. "Gastric sleeve, nose job, lip filler, chin filler, forehead, Botox, lipo + many skin procedures. Whatever, she looks great and obviously feels confident," one user wrote, as another thought "skin bleaching and fillers" had a huge part to play. "Rhinoplasty, fillers, Botox, buccal fat removal... At the least lol," suspected another. "Lots of Botox, lip filler & possibly under eyelid surgery, & rhinoplasty," speculated another, as another thought, "Bleached skin and nose job."

Many others thought that she *may* have turned to Ozempic for her weight loss, with one user writing, "Definitely plastic surgery and Ozempic. But good for her. Whatever makes her happy," followed by a red heart emoji, and another adding, "Oh oh ohhh Ozempic," followed by a syringe emoji. "Ozempic and plastic surgery. To each their own," said another. Someone else said: "Ozempic, because if you expect us to really believe that EVERY 50+ year old celeb all lost 30-40lbs at the exact same time there is a shortage, then you have lost your [expletive] mind."