This season The View is inviting back a bunch of old hosts to celebrate 25 years of hot topics, bad takes, and iconic fights. Yesterday Raven-Symoné, who co-hosted from 2015 to 2016, made an appearance alongside her wife of almost two years, Miranda Pearman-Maday, and when she walked on stage she was noticeably smaller. Raven says she’s lost 40 pounds thanks to a new sugar-free diet and her wife’s “help and guidance and love and fantastic cooking skills.” Sigh. My boyfriend can’t even heat up a slice of pizza in the microwave without my careful instructions. Where can acquire my own Miranda?
Last year Raven says she made the decision to get healthy. She explains:
So what made me wanna change was her [Miranda], actually. I wanna be here for her as long as I can. And I found out some numbers at the doctor that were no pleasant for someone in my age bracket, or any age bracket, to be honest with you.
And with her help, and guidance, and love, and fantastic cooking skills, which everyone here knows… she helped me kick sugar. And I say kick sugar because it is an addictive drug. I was addicted to it in wheat form, in regular form, and it’s out of my system!
That’s when Sunny Hostin chimed in with, “In Fish Filet form,” and Raven replied, “In Fish Filet with an extra packet of ketchup too, on Fridays, cuz it’s cheaper.” She adds that she doesn’t eat carbs, she sticks to special keto cookies for dessert, and she’s also into intermittent and extended fasting. Then Raven graciously gifted us with my favorite thing in the whole world: hard numbers. She tells the women she weighed 210 pounds when she left The View back in 2016, and she currently weighs 170. Google says Raven stands at 5’3″, so have fun comparing those stats to your own doughy bodies!
Here’s Raven’s appearance on The View:
Raven’s new eating habits may sound hellish, but she claims to have lost the weight without exercise (so, an opposite-Adele). This inspired Joy Behar to say that she hates working out so much, she’d “rather go to the dentist.” I completely agree! Dentist good! All you gotta do is lie back, get doted on for an hour, and walk away with a free toothbrush. A cakewalk compared to an actual walk!