Missy Elliott Says She 'Got Her Glow Back' After Giving Up Bread and Soda
By Desiree Murphy
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In the famous words of Missy Elliott, "Work it, I need a glass of water!"
The 46-year-old rapper has apparently been drinking lots of H2O lately, after giving up soda and bread for four months. Elliott revealed her new diet regime via Instagram on Wednesday, telling fans she's happy to have her "glow back" after feeling "sluggish."
"Proudly to say it's been 4 months [since] I have only drank water -- no other juices or soda & I cut out bread," she explained. "Lord knows that's been the hardest for me! ? See I've NEVER been a water drinker but this [has] helped my skin."
"NOW the other thing, if I can only cut out JUNK FOOD. Shit, that’s my weakness," she added. "#Facts, but if I can give up those other things, I'll fight that too! Maybe two cupcakes a month."
Whatever she's doing, it appears to be working, as you can see in her latest selfies:
Fans were tremendously supportive of Elliott, commenting things like, "Yessss, Missy. You lookin' hella fine," "You are being honest. We ALL struggle, and you are doing great! Get it!" and "You look sooooooo beautiful ladybug. Very proud of you. I applaud you!!"
The "I'm Better" rapper recently covered Elle's June issue, and in her accompanying interview with the magazine, she got candid on how she's stayed true to herself after all these years in the spotlight.
"One thing I won't do is compromise. I will never do something based on what everybody else is telling me to do. And I have to kick myself in the a** every night," she explained. "Nah. I have to make sure that it’s right. I've been through so many stumbling blocks to build a legacy, so I wouldn't want to do something just to fit in. Because I never fit in."
In more health and fitness news, Khloe Kardashian is working on her "revenge body" after giving birth to her first child, baby girl True, with Tristan Thompson in April. A source told ET earlier this month that Khloe has already started the process of getting her body back by focusing on her diet.
"Khloe is super excited to get the official clearance to work out again [usually six weeks after a natural delivery]," the source said. "She's taking things slow and being gentle on herself and she has realistic expectations."