Jill Scott Dishes On Her 63lb Weight Loss

Jill Scott Dishes On Her 63lb Weight Loss

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. :)[/fusion_builder_column][/fusion_builder_row][/fusion_builder_container]

By | 2017-06-10T11:44:12+00:00 July 10th, 2014|Celeb Watch|37 Comments

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The proud leader of the #bgg2wlarmy, Erika Nicole Kendall writes food and fitness, 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 by the National Academy of Sports Medicine. She is also certified in sports nutrition by Precision Nutrition. She now lives in New York with her husband and children, and is working on her 6th and 7th certifications because she likes having alphabet soup at the end of her name.


  1. icwatudid July 1, 2011 at 2:58 PM - Reply

    Never say never.

  2. CoCo July 1, 2011 at 4:56 PM - Reply

    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 - Reply

    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 - Reply

    She looks fabulous!!

  5. Stefanie July 28, 2011 at 3:14 PM - Reply

    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 - Reply

    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 - Reply

    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 - Reply

      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 - Reply

    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 - Reply

    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 - Reply

    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.

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