What was the wake-up call for actress Lorraine Bracco that got her to take charge of her health, get into better shape and gradually lose 35 excess pounds?
She told ABC News a year ago April how deeply she was affected by the death of her parents, who she took care of toward the end of their lives: “We were sitting there dividing these medications, who gets what when, it was insane. I don’t want to go like that. I said, “I want to be the best I could be.’ I want to live every day the best I can be.”
So she set out on a life enhancing journey that she has documented in her latest book aptly titled “To the Fullest: The Clean Up Your Act Plan to Lose Weight, Rejuvenate, and Be the Best You Can Be. And she hopes that she can motivate others to improve their health and well-being.
She recently told People magazine: “I’m interested in helping woman my age who are 60 and still have a long way to go. We’re living longer, but we’re living unhealthy. That’s not good, but it’s never too late to change that.”
Bracco tells how she began her diet with a two week cleanse: “All of a sudden, I started to have more energy and less aches and pains. I decided I was going to continue to clean eat–eat closest to the source, no processed foods. Protein, veggies and fruit. Fresh, fresh, fresh.”
What the experience taught her is this: “There is no quick fix in losing weight. I don’t care what people advertise. It’s so unfair and false. Slow and steady wins the race.”