Jill Scott Dishes On Her 63lb Weight Loss - A Black Girl's Guide To Weight Loss

Jill Scott Dishes On Her 63lb Weight Loss

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Jill Scott is my girl. When I think of Jill, I’m briefly reminded of the fact that “He Loves Me” is sung at every single talent show I’ve ever attended… but then I think of songs like “Crown Royal” and reach for my glass… of water, of course.

So imagine how wide I smiled when I saw the following in my e-mail this morning.

From YBF:

Jill Scott, whose The Light Of The Sun album just debuted at #1 on Billboard, has gone through a noticable physical change and she opened up about it to Us Weekly. The 39-year-old star said she has lost 63lbs the last 2 years and adopted a healthier lifestyle.

So what lifestyle changes did she make to look so refreshed and fabulous these days? For starters, she eats three low fat meals a day and does three 60 minute cardio and strength training sessions, three times a week, with trainer Scott Parker .

Her weight loss journey was spurred on by the birth of her son Jett in 2009. ‘There’s a world of discovery in his eyes, and I want to be around to enjoy it,’ she said.

And she knew she had to make a change in her life when, “I’d walk up nine steps and be out of breath!”

And although she’s down to 200lbs and plans to lose more weight, she said, “I’ll never be a stick figure.”

When asked how baby boy Jett fits into her routine, she said she loves to take him along for biking outdoors. “We have fun!”

Go pick up The Light Of The Sun and cheer for Jilly from Philly. Kudos to getting right for the babies. :)

The proud leader of the #bgg2wlarmy, Erika Nicole Kendall writes health, fitness, nutrition, body image and beauty, and more here at #bgg2wl. After losing over 150lbs, Kendall became a personal trainer certified in fitness nutrition, women's fitness, and weight loss from the National Academy of Sports Medicine. She now lives in New York with her family, and is working on her 4th, 5th and 6th certificates.

36 Comments

  1. icwatudid

    July 1, 2011 at 2:58 PM

    Never say never.

  2. CoCo

    July 1, 2011 at 4:56 PM

    I love me some Jill Scott!

    It’s nice to see someone talk about being healthier and having fun instead of just fitting into a bikini.

  3. Michelle of Chellbellz

    July 1, 2011 at 7:06 PM

    haha never say never is correct! J-hud said that she is there! She still looks good and healthy to me, meaning J-hud.

  4. Bridgett

    July 1, 2011 at 7:09 PM

    She looks fabulous!!

  5. Stefanie

    July 28, 2011 at 3:14 PM

    Hello,
    I’m glad someone agrees that ‘never say never’ is a valid point. I’ve heard several people over time say they will never look like Beyonce or Halle Berry. But WHY can’t you be as fit as them? Sure, none of us have their bodies, but we have our own bodies and we can get as fit as hard as we work toward our goals. Just wanted to say that.

    But on a different note, congrats Jill for the 63 pounds lost!!! Losing any amount of weight is a big deal, so good for you :-).

  6. K.

    August 16, 2011 at 1:52 PM

    I hadn’t realized that she lost 63 lbs – good for her. She does look fab in person – I went to her concert weekend before last and it was awesome!

    I hate that she felt the need to justify her weight loss with “I’ll never be a stick figure” but I guess I understand it. When a celeb decides that they no longer want to be a member of the Big Girls Club they catch a lot of flack.

    Anyway, awesome blog!

  7. 1beautifullymade

    October 14, 2011 at 11:15 AM

    Does that mean she did 3 cardio classes in one day..3x’s a week? She looks good, she has always been beautiful, it is nice to see her getting physically fit. I love Jill Scott!

    • candice

      September 12, 2012 at 4:14 PM

      Heck no! Lol her only eating 3x a day would for sure not sustain her energy for 3 high intensity workouts.. Typically to keep a steady metabolism, you should eat 5 small meals a day. But hey, this worked for her :)

  8. Jessica

    January 19, 2012 at 4:21 PM

    I can c what she means about not being a stick figure. Its mainly bc the big gurl clib will be mad n the skinny club will want here to go all the way but she sayin to people who to categorize “dont expect too much” because its not about my image just about my health. Congrats on bring healthy jill!

  9. Paulette

    January 19, 2012 at 6:32 PM

    Glad to see Jill get some congratulations for her own personal journey. Wanting to be around for my son’s children is a huge motivation for me. I’ll drink a glass of water to that!

  10. Monique

    January 19, 2012 at 8:29 PM

    Well done Jill. Just to point out beauty is skin deep the greatest signs of true beauty is being true to yourself and giving respect to each other dispite our flaws.

  11. Shalonda

    April 30, 2012 at 12:03 PM

    I don’t think she is saying, that she can’t ever get down to there but I think she is saying that she enjoys being a bigger girl but now she wants to be healthier. A lot of women are big boned and yes they can get down to the size of a thinner women but enjoy having their curves and expressing them. There is nothing wrong with being a thicker women but as long as your being a thicker women while being healthier is what matters!!! So just like someone shouldn’t count out being super thin, someone shouldn’t count out being a healthy thicker women!!!

    • Pyvsi

      September 7, 2012 at 8:28 AM

      I was thinking more along the lines of “healthy thicker woman” as well – especially when the thickness is that gorgeous, athletic kind, like those jaw-dropping Williams-es (Serena and Venus).

      Also, I know that somewhere on planet Commenter there’s a well-meaning citizen whose “accuracy senses” are tingling and they feel compelled to save the world from the Myth of Big Bones! But the truth is, people do have different-sized skeletons — not just in height, but in width as well.

      I’ll never forget trying on a friends shirt during a sleepover; I was 12 years old and super skinny. Even though she was very curvy and developed and I had a washboard chest, there was no way in the world that shirt was going to fit on my body. Because of my wide, bony shoulders and ribs. That’s when I learned what “big-boned” really meant. No matter how skinny I get, I will never be smaller than (U.S.) size 12 – because the skeletal width of my shoulders, ribs, and hips says so.

      (still possible to be a stick figure, though – just a wide one who would still need to shop “plus size” every now and then)

      Anyway, please excuse the tangent.

      Peace and Carrots :)

      • CreativelyYours

        March 17, 2013 at 5:48 PM

        Girl, don’t I know what you mean. I am 5’10 inches and because of the way I am built I will never look good being less than a size 10. Which may be a little too small for me now that I am older. I am a size 14 and only need (or want) to lose no more than 15 lbs to look and feel better. So, that additional 15 lbs will make me approx. a size 12-14. If I was shorter in height, I would look heavier. It’s not imperative that I lose it to look good or compete with the smaller group of ppl who wear a 0, cause not only will I never reach a 0, but I would look emaciated…not trying to look sickly. Much success to you on your weight loss. Remember to do it for you!

        • Robbie Di

          April 16, 2013 at 9:25 AM

          Agree Creatively Yours!

      • Frankinscience

        July 5, 2014 at 2:11 AM

        I’m late on this post, but that was the response I would have made and was looking for someone to comment. I don’t think Ms. Scott was making any excuse about a choice to lose a specific amount of weight. I took her meaning at least, that she understands her genetic disposition and morph.

  12. tina robinson

    May 9, 2012 at 10:36 PM

    i am happy for these celebrities, i just pray they tell the truth about there weight loss, because losing weight is very hard but it can be done just by excersing and eating right and having faith in god, i know because this is how i lost 30lbs. i get upset when these stars come out with there new bodies saying they did it on there own then a year or 2 later they say it was surgery, cum on people just be honest, there is so much peace and respect in honesty

    • guest

      February 27, 2013 at 1:48 PM

      I know this blog is old but I have to totally agree with you about the “stars” coming out later saying it was surgery if they come out at all. I think quite a few of them are lying to us, Monique, Chaka Khan, Tamela Mann give me a break this woman was huge so more than likely Monique, Tamela, and Jill all had the procedure, if a doctor was seeing them that is what they would have recommended.

  13. Alexandrea Ward

    May 11, 2012 at 1:37 PM

    I love her! Absolutely love her. So glad that she started about talking about how she lost her weight because I was so tired of the rumors that kept circulating online about her having a mental breakdown after her son was born or that she was on drugs. The same thing that they’ve been saying about Chaka Khan.

  14. C.J. Williams

    May 12, 2012 at 11:50 AM

    Jill Scott has always, always, been one of my favorite singers/actresses. I’m glad she’s doing this for her and her family and no one else. I hope she continues to do well. :)

  15. Courtney Smith

    May 22, 2012 at 6:22 PM

    I was 12yrs old when I first fell in love with Jill Scott and not in that way, I am a 25 yr old women now and she still inspires me today with her music her poetry and her life style. Be blessed

  16. fl

    September 14, 2012 at 6:45 AM

    great job…you look great….but what is the low fat eating plan?

    • Erika Nicole Kendall

      September 14, 2012 at 11:12 AM

      Probably just no oil-sauteeing, no par-fried/deep-fried food. Considering how Jill is somebody who used to harmonize about her “griiiiiits” in her lyrics, she probably skipped a few servings of those, too. ROFL

  17. tonton1258

    October 3, 2012 at 6:18 PM

    I think that she looks absolutely AMAZING!!, it is so uplifting and inspirational, how she lost her weight, but not by the ever-so-popular weight loss surgery,
    just hard work and self discipline
    KEEP IT UP JILL

  18. Susan

    November 27, 2012 at 8:54 PM

    Jill Scott is stunning!

  19. Jonathan Wood

    March 4, 2013 at 5:44 AM

    Amazing results, congrats to Jill!

    I love that fact that she said she lost 63 pounds by adopting a healthier lifestyle, people need to here these words more often!

    Everyone is always looking for shortcuts and ways to lose weight fast, but the truth is you have to be prepared to work hard to get the results you want and change your poor habits.

    Keep it up Jill!

    • Christine

      March 4, 2013 at 1:51 PM

      I love that Jill is REAL..a real woman with curves..

  20. Letty

    March 19, 2013 at 12:56 AM

    I remember seeing her on “why did I get married” and amazed at how she looked then… I knew she wasn’t done getting her sexy back! Lol….go girl!

  21. jojo

    March 19, 2013 at 4:58 PM

    Wow, you truely look fabulous. ..wish I could do it too..Go girl ….proud of you!!

  22. denise

    April 5, 2013 at 8:53 AM

    Absolutely stunning! Keep up the great work girlfriend!

  23. gail

    April 7, 2013 at 7:56 PM

    jill is a beautiful woman, you go girl. you look great keep up the good work.

  24. Loveablemira

    April 19, 2013 at 10:38 PM

    She ate 3 low fat meals and two snacks a day whick is good and cardio and strength training 3xs a week. She looks greatreat!

  25. Velvet rose

    April 23, 2013 at 1:16 AM

    Jill Scott is a gorgeous woman love the weight loss it looks really good but please don’t run out please dnt go drastically small this size is great for you n your body frame bone structure I am a fluffy lady myself n i dnt want to be stick figured love my curves but being healthy is important n i could use a 30lb weight loss to bring me back to a 12-14 which was where i looked my best anything smaller would look sickly this is inspiring for me keep it up you look great!!!

  26. Jasperraisins

    April 1, 2014 at 11:20 PM

    She looks great. Jill is also an older woman. I see no signs of sagging skin or hollowed cheeks that many who loose large amounts of weight have.

  27. Mary

    April 7, 2014 at 10:13 PM

    I agree very much, I think they might have been exercising and dieting but the main thing is they had surgery, I mean losing weight that drastically when uv been weighty your whole life isnt practical, unless u get too sick.Plus u get jingly skin, but them, them, they get chiselled out and start wearing bikini immediately. Not normal with exercises and diets ALONE…to Hudson, Raven, Jill, etc.

  28. Marcie Gunn

    August 10, 2014 at 3:00 PM

    Jill Scott is my all time favorite female r&b artist and she looks fabulous.

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