Lizzo’s Weight Loss, Body Neutrality Journey: Her Diet, Workout

Lizzo is facing her “worst fear.”

During May 24’s South Park special South Park: The End of Obesity, the singer, 36, was parodied by the long-running adult cartoon. Just a few days later, Lizzo gave her honest reaction to the jokes—and she was pleasantly surprised.

”Guys, my worst fear has been actualized,” she opens up a May 26 TikTok. “I’ve been referenced in a ‘South Park’ episode. I’m so scared.”

In the episode, “Lizzo” is advertised as an alternative to semaglutides like Ozempic, since Eric Cartman (Trey Parker) finds them to be pretty pricey without insurance covering the cost. In response, his doctor writes him a prescription for “Lizzo.”

”FDA-approved Lizzo makes you feel good about your weight, and it costs 90 percent less than Ozempic,” a voiceover says during the special. “In case studies, 70 percent of patients on Lizzo no longer cared how much they weighed. Lizzo helps you eat everything you want and keep physical activity to a minimum.”

In her response video, Lizzo gasps while watching the spoof commercial. “That’s crazy!” she says.

But overall, she was pretty proud to be included.

”I just feel like, damn, I’m really that b*tch. I’m really that b*tch,” she adds. “I really showed the world how to love yourself and not give a f*ck, to the point where these men in Colorado know who the f*ck I am and put it on their cartoon that’s been around for 25 years.”

The singer then completes her own rendition of the commercial’s jingle, which plays on the “Oh, Oh, Oh, Ozempic” song. 

Of course, Lizzo has been a trailblazer of the body positivity movement—which encourages people to love themselves, no matter their size or shape—for years. But in recent months, Lizzo has shared that she’s moving into a more body-neutral mindset.

“The idea of body positivity, it’s moved away from the antiquated mainstream conception,” the “About Damn Time” singer told The New York Times in March. “It’s evolved into body neutrality.”

“I’m not going to lie and say I love my body every day,” she added. “The bottom line is, the way you feel about your body changes every single day.”

Body neutrality is an approach to body image that encourages people to simply respect their bodies as opposed to forcing positivity about them, according to Hillary Ammon, PsyD, a clinical psychologist at the Center for Anxiety & Women’s Emotional Wellness. Translation? Lizzo is less into trying to love her body every second, and is more just accepting it. 

Basically, there’s a lot happening with Lizzo right now, including new weight loss. Here’s what she’s shared about her weight loss journey.

Lizzo’s ‘slowly’ losing weight thanks to diet changes.

Lizzo told the Times that she’s changed her diet, and that’s led to some weight loss.

“I’ve been methodical, losing weight very slowly,” she said. But she also recognized that other body positive proponents have gotten public criticism for losing weight. Her take: “My body is nobody’s business.”

Lizzo shared on TikTok back in 2020 that she’s a vegan. She also revealed that she was a vegetarian for seven years before that.

In a 2021 day in the life TikTok, Lizzo shared that she has a protein smoothie that “tastes like a—” in the morning.

She’s focusing on exercise that makes her happy.

Lizzo has always shared snippets on social media of herself doing a range of exercises, including running on the treadmill (while singing!) and Pilates. But she told the Times that she’s currently focusing on workouts that make her feel good.

“I’m taking the time every day to put some love into my body,” she said. “There is never a day when I regret taking a walk or doing some Pilates.”

Lizzo is embracing body neutrality.

Lizzo told the New York Times in March that her feelings around her body fluctuate all the time. But this isn’t the first time the singer has preached this mindset: The “Good As Hell” singer told Vogue in 2020 that it would be “lazy” to label herself as only body-positive.

“It’s easy,” she said. “I would like to be body-normative. I want to normalize my body.”

Lizzo’s working on a ‘new me.’

In January, Lizzo shared an IG video of herself looking fit as she modeled her Yitty shapewear. In the clip, she shared that she’s looking to change things up.

“New year, new me. You know how they say, ‘Run don’t walk?’ Teleport, bitch,” she joked.

After modeling navy, burgundy and black sports bra and legging sets, Lizzo added, “We’re putting ourselves first this year, you guys. You don’t have to wait to feel like the best version of yourself. New year, new me in my Yitty.”

Lizzo has always accepted fluctuations in her body. “It’s ok to change,” she captioned a 2021 TikTok. “I love every stage my body fluctuates to. The feats your body pulls off every day to function is iconic honestly 💁🏾‍♀️ love u.”

Overall, Lizzo told the Times that she’s just being honest about where she’s at. “There are some days I adore my body, and others when I don’t feel completely positive,” she said.

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Korin Miller is a freelance writer specializing in general wellness, sexual health and relationships, and lifestyle trends, with work appearing in Men’s Health, Women’s Health, Self, Glamour, and more. She has a master’s degree from American University, lives by the beach, and hopes to own a teacup pig and taco truck one day.


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