Most people know Kathy Bates because of her acting skills. Movies like Misery and American Horror Story would not have been the same without her. Nowadays Kathy attracts attention for another achievement. She lost 60 pounds and she did not follow the latest fad diet to do it.
According to Bates, she lost weight by “attention, just knowing when to push my plate away.” Bates explained, “My cousin told me this little secret – I think it’s not a secret, it’s a biological thing – that you eat at a given moment, you have an involuntary sigh and that’s really your brain and your stomach communicating that you’ve had enough … The trick is to pay attention to that and push your sign away. “It took some time to achieve this because it did not happen overnight. Besides being attentive, she stopped eating junk food and soft drinks.
Kathy says she developed lymphedema after her breast cancer went into remission and she said, “I feel great, I lost a lot of weight.” Lymphedema is a painful condition that causes swelling caused by a collection of lymph fluid. It is something that usually happens in the legs and arms and can have a paralyzing effect. She feels that weight loss has helped. “I have never had such good health,” she said. “I just had a physical, it’s okay with me … I feel very different, I can move, I can walk, I wish I had done it years ago.”
I must say, this woman is a real inspiration. Her example proves that you are never too old to make a change in your life.