Behind Selena Gomez’s Constant Battle with Weight Loss and Gain
Selena Gomez recently addressed her perspective on her weight and body image in a video for Vogue for the ‘Life In Looks’ segment.
She was tasked with breaking down 15 of her past looks, from her Disney Channel days to the ‘De Una Vez’ music video.
The ‘Vulnerable’ singer admitted she struggled with feeling confident when shown a photo from the 2015 Met Gala.
Gomez was wearing a white Vera Wang gown that showed plenty of skin.
I fluctuate a lot with my weight. And I remember this night specifically. I didn’t feel good about my body. So what was really amazing was that I actually got the chance to work on the dress that fit my body.
She added she had such a beautiful time shaping the dress. The dress also made her realize she didn’t need to have “that 19-year-old body shape anymore.”
Selena Gomez Body-Shamed
Gomez was diagnosed with a chronic autoimmune disease, lupus.
Her condition got so dire that she had to undergo an emergency kidney transplant in 2017 after facing kidney failure.
She also needed chemotherapy treatments and medication, which contributed to her adding a few pounds.
The singer’s health issues got to her. But it wasn’t only her health issues that affected her during recent ups and downs.
As if dealing with lupus isn’t tricky enough, the singer also received unkind comments over her weight gain.
“For me, I really noticed when people started attacking me for that,” she said.
But it seems the singer has figured out how to deal with the online negativity.
Appearing on her friend Raquelle Stevens’ video podcast Giving Back Generation, she explained she learned to not give any attention to it and did not care what anyone had to say.
She also learned to embrace the changes by focusing on self-care.
Selena Gomez’s Weight Loss
In her ‘Ice Cream’ music video, Gomez looked like she had gone through some weight loss.
In a feature on Byrdie, her trainer and wellness expert Amy Rosoff Davis broke down how Gomez took care of her health and achieved weight loss.
Davis revealed that the singer’s diet comprised veggies, protein, brown rice, or whole grains.
“I also made healthy chicken salad with grapes and celery—it quenched her thirst and the protein filled her up,” she said.
Gomez also drank lots of water and had green tea.
Davis advised that the most important thing was to use fresh, good-quality ingredients such as organic veggies and fruits and hormone-free/grass-fed meat.
She talked about the importance of sleep and drinking lots of water, iterating that they helped with digestion, metabolism, and weight loss.