Wendy Williams in 2010 (left, photo via Getty Images) and Wendy Williams on 'The Wendy Williams Show' photo via Instagram.

Wendy Williams in 2010 (left, photo via Getty Images) and Wendy Williams on 'The Wendy Williams Show' photo via Instagram.

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Wendy Williams has lost 50 pounds, and she has revealed some tips and tricks that helped her not only to lose the weight but to change her lifestyle so that she can keep from gaining it back.

On Monday’s after show, Williams tackled a question from a fan on weight loss tips by saying, “My son said something to me this weekend that made me feel really good, but it’s not going to steer me off my path. He said, ‘Mommy, I don’t even know why you go to the gym. … Because you’re already skinny, you’ve got no weight to lose. You don’t need to go to the gym. Why do you go? It’s just a waste of your time and your money.'”

While that made her feel good, Williams explained that she had to keep working at it. “I go to the gym because it’s not about me losing weight at this point, it’s about me trying to fight heart disease,” she explained.

She also talked about going meat-free and about dropping refined sugars, dairy, and habits like eating after dark. Of her new vegan diet, she said, “I can’t say that that has made me lose weight because I already lost 50 lbs. in three years, which I find to be amazing. Because, of all the crazy diets I’ve been on, none have ever been as effective as [saying to myself], ‘Just push back, fatso. Just stop eating so much.'”

She added, “And I don’t love food as much as I used to.”

As for more general advice, Williams had this to say: “Slow and steady is the name of the game. It’s not going to happen overnight. I no longer believe in fad diets, crash diets. I don’t believe in diet pills. I don’t want my heart to race and pop out of my chest. Yes, I did have a jump-start because years ago I did get the liposuction and a tummy tuck, but I have to say that, if there is a poster child for plastic surgery and the jump-off to a new lifestyle, it would be me.”

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