Weight loss tips by for­mer big­gie, Rick Ross

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RICK Ross had two seizures in a sin­gle day, send­ing him to the hos­pi­tal three years ago. Health didn’t con­cern the 136kg rap­per then, but he’s shed nearly 45kg in the past seven months by eat­ing health­ier foods and hav­ing a high-in­ten­sity work­out plan.

Ross, 37, says he con­tin­ues to work long hours cre­at­ing mu­sic, in­clud­ing his sev­enth al­bum, Hood Bil­lion­aire. It’s the sec­ond al­bum Ross has put out this year after the March re­lease of Mas­ter­mind.

But in the mid­dle of mak­ing mu­sic and run­ning his May­bach Mu­sic Group record la­bel, Ross has made his health a main pri­or­ity. And now, he be­lieves if he can drop ki­los, you can, too. In an in­ter­view, the rap star of­fered tips on how to lose weight.

NO SODA ON THE SIDE

ROSS has given up a few things since chang­ing his life­style.

First, the rap­per stopped drink­ing fizzy drinks, un­less they are the diet ver­sion. He also said it’s bet­ter to eat heav­ier meals ear­lier in the day. As a re­sult, he said he’s able to burn calo­ries faster.

“I used to eat big meals at 2am,” he said. “But I don’t do that no more.”

Ross said you should drink wa­ter through­out the day. He also said to treat your­self when you work hard.

“I just went to Prime 112 the other night, and I had some fried Oreos and fried vel­vet cake,” he said. “I treated my­self. You wake up in the morn­ing, you might re­gret it. But you got to get back to work.”

EV­ERY DAY HE’S HUS­TLING

ROSS cred­its a Cross­Fit pro­gramme in­tro­duced to him by Ree­bok last year – call­ing it “Ross Fit” – with help­ing him lose weight. It’s a highly ac­tive work­out plan where Ross com­pletes a se­ries of ex­er­cises within a 20-minute span, in­clud­ing pushups, sit-ups, box­ing, squat jumps and Olympic-style weightlift­ing.

“Cross­Fit over­all is more of an in­tense work­out,” he said. “So in­stead of do­ing 20 min­utes on the tread­mill, you’ll (do) a 20-minute Cross­Fit work­out and you’ll be not only build­ing your en­durance, but also mus­cle simultaneously.”

Ross said the num­ber of peo­ple who work out with him has grown from four to 20, in­clud­ing the hit­maker DJ Khaled and pro­ducer E Class.

WIN­NING WITH WINGS

ROSS stopped eat­ing foods such as bread, white rice and fish fil­lets, and be­gan drink­ing less al­co­hol. But he hasn’t elim­i­nated a favourite food: le­mon pep­per wings.

The rap­per, who owns nine Wingstop fran­chises in the US, said he stops by the restau­rant at least twice a week. He’s try­ing to keep a good bal­ance, though, by eat­ing foods like Branzino and fruits.

“I’m not un­der no stress of what I’m eat­ing,” he said. “There are no re­stric­tions. I’m not try­ing to make a par­tic­u­lar weight. I’m just work­ing out and do­ing what’s best for Rozay.”

BE­FORE: Rap­per Rick Ross at 136kg, left.

AFTER: A trim­mer look­ing Ross, right, who lost 45kg.

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