Lorraine Bracco is Hollywood royalty, appearing in mobster movies like Goodfellas and even playing the psychiatrist Dr. Jennifer Melfi on HBO’s The Sopranos, so when she drops a solid 35 pounds, we definitely take notice.
The current Rizzoli & Isles star once topped the scales at 183 lbs., but she’s flaunting a thinner bod these days after making some big life decisions in the health department (just take a look in the video above).
What caused this leading lady to want to drop the pounds? She says that caring for her mom and dad gave her a new perspective on health.
“We were sitting there dividing these medications,” Lorraine says. “I watched and realized, ‘I don’t want to go like that. I want to be the best I could be.’”
The 59-year-old then decided to hire a life coach to put together a weight-loss plan which included avoiding sugars, dairy, and practicing portion control like it was her job. And, well, if you take one look at Lorraine you’ll see that these alterations to her diet have brought her numbers way, way down and have even made her feel like a new person.
“I used to wake up and everything ached,” she says. “Now I jump out of bed.”
If you’re wondering how you can take Lorraine’s methods and use them to help you, expect a book to be released in 2015 collecting all of her tips to help tighten up your diet and look smokin’ hot.
What do you think of Lorraine’s dramatic transformation? Check out the video above and let us know!