Lorraine Bracco has her parents to thank for helping her get healthy!
The former Sopranos star says it was their deaths in 2010 which propelled her to eat healthier and start exercising, eventually dropping 35 pounds!
"We were sitting there, dividing these medications, who gets what when," Lorraine says of helping her aging parents before they passed. And the 59-year-old realized she didn't want to be doing that down the line. So she hired a life coach!
Lorraine cut out sugar, dairy and most grains from her diet and began exercising regularly. Now, she's sharing what she's learned in a new book, To the Fullest, about how she successfully transformed both her body and mind.
The actress, who claims she was once a "huge Twizzler eater," says she can't even swallow a piece of the licorice anymore!
"I ended up spitting it out because I no longer have a taste for it," Lorraine says. "It was so sugary, it was almost like poison to me."
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The 148-pound star now chooses fruit, gluten-free cookies and Kind bars as her treats of choice and manages to attend at least three fitness classes a week, despite her busy schedule.
"I am still a vibrant, contributing human being, and I am not dead yet," she tells ABC. "I laugh because I used to wake up and everything ached before I got out of bed. Now I jump out of bed! I'm doing something right."
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