phylicia rashad + jenny craig = the old claire huxtable
Lookin’ good Clair Huxtable!
When Phylicia Rashad realized she was not able to catch her breath after walking up three flights of stairs, the actress knew she had to take action.
Following in the footsteps of Kirstie Alley and Valerie Bertinelli, Rashad signed on as a Jenny Craig spokesperson in December and has since lost an impressive 35 pounds.
“For me, this was not about going on a diet; this was about a change for life,” says the actress. “The most rewarding thing about reaching my goal weight is that I feel so much lighter.”
Rashad, best known as the matriarch on “The Cosby Show,” met with a Jenny Craig consultant each week to personalize her program, based on 1,200 calories a day and 30-45 minutes of activity, up to four times a week.
Some of her favorite foods includes include the company’s banana nut muffins, cheesy enchiladas and bruschetta veggie chips.
“There’s just an overall sense of well-being. And there’s the increased energy as well. It’s nice to have people say you look nice,” she said. “Who knew losing weight could be so much fun?”
The actress, 61, will reveal her svelte shape in a new Jenny Craig commercial airing Aug. 29.