Wow: Look at Tamela Mann After Losing Over 200 Pounds

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By: Krystle Crossman

Tamela Mann has her life running smoothly these days. She worked with Whitney Houston in the movie Sparkle, has a new album that is coming out, has a new show that will be airing soon, and she has reportedly dropped over 240 pounds! Mann and her husband David knew that it was time for them to get into shape so they made some huge changes to their lifestyles and it has paid off in a big way for the both of them.

One of the biggest reasons that Mann decided that it was time to get rid of the weight was because of her health. She was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes in 2013. Her husband says that people come up to them all the time now and comment on how good they both look. They were much bigger when they had begun filming the things that they have acted in so people are stunned when they see them in person and see what a drastic change both have gone through.

One of the biggest changes for the pair was the way they ate. Mann said that they would usually sit down to a dinner that had at least two or three starches all in one meal. They still have starches such as potatoes, but they limit it to one per meal. They have both also reduced their sugar intake significantly. Mann said her five children put up a fight when they were living at home and they went through and found that all of the junk food had been thrown away. They also cut soda from their lives completely. Mann says she will steal a sip or two of someone else’s every now and then but that is all she will allow herself to have.

The Mann’s also have a rigorous exercise routine that helps them to continue to lose weight and keep it off.

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  1. soooo…at what point did she have a gastric bypass or the lapband? I know personally that if you have an available 240 lbs laying around….it is so difficult to exercise, just from the joint pain alone….I had to lose 90 lbs and I just had the procedure…I was tired…in my late 30’s…..no…but once the weight comes off then it’s almost as if you become addicted to the gym….

    • Aleximaq,

      You look good. Gastric bypass or the lapband procedure.

      No matter how it came off, it came off. Keep going to the gym. It becomes you.

      Keep encouraging those who are coming up (or should I say down) behind you.

      Thank you for your consideration,

    • patricia taylor on

      Aleximaq, just keep working it off. i have 160 since april of 2009. im trying to drop at least 50 more. no i didnt have surgery, just portion control. i don’t deprieve myself of nothing. it is very hard…yeah she did have gastric bypass some yrs ago…but she looks great!

    • I want to see photos of her in the gym, jogging, zumba, aerobics, SOMETHING!!!! It’s hard to share pics of her exercising when she lost the weight thru gastric surgery.

      Tell the truth!

      • Even with gastric surgery you have to exercise. I have to at least walk 45 minutes everyday and strength train 3 to 4 days a week.

    • I want to see photos of her in the gym, jogging, zumba, aerobics, SOMETHING!!!! It’s hard to share pics of her exercising when she lost the weight thru gastric surgery.

      Tell the truth!

      • Why would she have a reason to lie to the world. God alone is faithful trust him. He is the truth the way & the life.

  2. ELois P. Clayton on

    ATTN: You all will go to the king, in tip/top shape and I’m sure, Jesus, will be just as happy with you!
    ATTN: (personally), I am ELATED, that you all are taking your health more seriously, for (to be honest), I’m always trying to look pass the fact that too much fat around a persons heart,is not a good sign.
    THEREFORE, keep up the good work(Mr. & Mrs. Mann)!

  3. Perhaps they had the strength to do it the old fashion way — push back from the table. Stop buying foods that are not nutritionally good for the body, drink copious amounts of water and exercisen

    • Old fashion my butt…. they need to tell the whole truth and nothing but the truth… it is very hard to exercise and lose 50 lbs … let alone 240!

      • Mr. or Mrs. B. Wash,

        How sad of you Sir or Maam. Thank God that you are not a Doctor. May God forgive you for being so nasty in your comment. I will pray for you.

        Thank you for your time,

      • That is not true. I have lost 40 pounds in 4 months. Its just requires intense workout and serious change in eating habits. I started doing CrossFit 5x a week only drink water and cutout bread, rice and pasta. Also no candy, cakes or chips. If i want something sweet I eat a piece of fruit. I weight 305 pound when I started. Its is all mental. Yes it hurt like hell, I was sore 24/7 my knees would hurt and swell, my back felt like i couldn’t walk but it get easier day by day.

      • lol u sho telling the truth i’m dedicated but it is tought but u can do it but i know what ur saying it was tough for me though 🙂

      • It’s really not that hard. I lost 35 lbs drinking 2 green smoothies a day and eating a healthy dinner in 2 months with no exercise. I had the surgery because medications I was taking was damaging my kidneys. I’m now off those meds. She has admitted to having the surgery and almost dying. That’s why she didn’t want her daughter to have it. I’m just shocked that it pisses you off that she’s trying to get healthy and better her life. Try being happy for her and her achievements. We got enough haters in the world.

  4. It IS possible to do it the old fashioned way, without weight loss surgery.

    I have lost 87 pound doing just that…only one or none of the starches with each meal! No soda, NONE in last two years…more fruits and vegetables and drinking water all day long. Water tastes great to me NOW and I don’t miss the soda.

    And exercise, TRY WALKING! I WALK EVERY, SINGLE DAY! Don’t be so quick to call folks a liar until you have tried it!

    It’s not easy. You have to re-train your taste buds and make a real lifestyle change.

    But with Jesus, anything is possible. Ask God for help in losing the weight. I did.

    Tamala, you look fabulous! Go girl!

    • Thank you!! Let them know that it’s definitely possible to lose weight the old fashioned way!!! It’s a longer, harder road but definitely worth it!! I know that I’m inspired!!! :*

    • Denise Shabazz on

      GOOD FOR YOU SISTER IDRISSA. DRINKING WATER IS THE MUST HEALTHY THING WE CAN DO FOR THE CELLS IN OUR BODY. BLACK WOMEN ESPECIALLY….MUST LEAVE THE SODAS, AND FAST DIET PILLS ALONE, THIS IS WHAT IS CAUSING LUPUS & STROKES IN SISTERS. YES,IT(NATURAL WEIGHT LOST) CAN BE DONE WITHOUT ANY SURGERY, IT JUST TAKES COMMITMENT, DEDICATION A LOVE OF SELF IN WHICH PRODUCE A BELIEF IN YOURSELF, AND A STRONG LOVE AND BELIEF OF/IN GOD. BIG UPS!!!TO SISTER TAMELA & DAVID MANN!!! THEY ARE A POWERFUL TESTIMONY TO WHAT IS MEANT BY “TWO BECOMES ONE”, A SHINING EXAMPLE OF WHAT YOU CAN ACCOMPLISH WHEN YOU PUT GOD FIRST, AND WORK TOGETHER IN HARMONY.

  5. Whatever way they did it be happy for them. I know lapband & other surgeries can be dangerous at times. But thank God they made it through. I had a sweet dear friend to pass away right after having surgery. So it’s nothing to play with. We all must take our diets seriously. So let’s not hate but participate so it will be all good. God bless!!!!

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  7. Sallie Breaux on

    Tamela looks awesome. Even with weight was a very pretty woman. Where is the before and after of David if he lost too?

  8. SUGAR HILL, NEW YORK on

    SHE LOOKS ‘GREATER’. I WISH THEM THE BEST OF LUCK. KEEP GOING TO THE GYM. LEAVE THE JUNK ALONE. I HOPE THEY CONTINUE TO TAKE THEIR MEDS. SHE IS A ROLE MODEL FOR OTHERS TRYING TO LOSE WEIGHT.

  9. Diana Martin on

    She looks great whatever method she used. I had gastric surgery and 10 later I still look good. lol
    Best wishes to her.

  10. I am glad that she made the life, diet and exercise decisions to lose 240 pounds. Carrying all of that extra weight combined with her busy schedule and diabetes was probably a challenge, but let’s be clear. Even with any weight lose surgery, you must do the work. You have watch your eating choices because eating too much or eating things may make you sick or worse. You also have to continue to exercise to continue to lose weight and keep it off. I very close friend of mine had weight lose surgery 13 months ago. She had to undergo a battery of tests, including a psychological evaluation, and lose 40 pounds BEFORE they would even consider the surgery. To date, she has lost 90 pounds. She exercises 3 times a week, and still struggles with watching her diet. I am so proud of her, but when you have to lose weight equivalent to a whole person, you’re going to work hard regardless of the method(s) used.

  11. I lost 50+ lbs and it took a year. I started out by just cutting out a little at a time such as carbs, sugar, dairy, red meat, coffee & fried foods. I added more fresh veggies & fruits. I love salads and I make a meal out of the adding seeds, grains, nuts, berries & grilled chicken. I recognize I am ADDICTED to carbs and I am an emotional eater, so I must be mindful of why I am eating & what. . I have several autioimmune diseases such as Rhumatoud Arthritis, CFS ( chronic fatigue syndrome) & hypothyroid disease. Loosing weight, walking on the treadmill 3-6 times per week for 60 minutes, & constant communication with God made me feel better Overall. My blood pressure is normal all the time (still take MEDS), I have more energy, sleep better, and I look GREAT!!!! I always drank water so sodas was not an issue. I have resumed coffee 1cup in the morning, and I give myself 1 cheat day per week ( but I don’t overdo it). When I feel a pound or two come back I kick it up a notch. I plateaued and haven’t been able to loose final 20 lbs but I will eventually. Tamela looks awesome no matter how she lost the weight. She is such a beautiful woman and so anointed. I pray she will continue to take care of God’s temple.

  12. Tamela Mann is a beautiful woman. She was pretty when she was larger and now she’s looking sexy 2. Her voice is great. She jams and i wish her and David continued love and prosperity.

  13. Always got some one saying nasty things.She lost the weight.i am glad for them.i have a spray called SLIM that is helping people lose weight without lap band or surgery.it is fat soluble and you will lose the eight without dieting.It will decrease your appetite and you will not want those sugar or fattening foods.First the inches and then the pounds just seem to melt away.Email me [email protected] over weight is very unhealthy.It is all plant and fruit based and tastes great.

  14. Jennifer Bovain on

    Congratulations Mrs Mann! U look FABULOUS… regardless of how u got there it took hard work and determination and u did it!

  15. Yes, good for them for losing the weight. However I agree with B Walsh. Why not be truthful?
    It’s very strange that now gastric bypass surgery is available, folks that were morbidly obese are now able to loose 200 and 300lbs with out the help of gastric bypass surgery but they were unable to do this until the availability of gastric bypass surgery. Things that make you go hmmmmmm!

    • Denise Shabazz on

      I believe people are more upset behind the manner the message was delivered in. What’s the old saying…..”Sometime It is not what you say,it’s how you say it”. We have to learn to interact with each other in a more rational,loving, and civilize manner as sisters. Don’t you think we have enough ignorant reality shows displaying Black Women to the world in the most unhealthy,negative, and beast like manner? I really get lifted when I can get on a site and read so many positive comments from sisters in support of another sister on her life journey. PEACE!!

  16. I don’t believe she lost 240lbs without gastric surgery. They were just on the BET awards show in 2013 and she was limping from knee surgery and needed her husband to steady her to the podium. Tell the truth and shame …. U know the rest.

    • You all act like gastric surgery is a cure-all pill that magically melts fat in days. It is hard work and takes a long time. Tamela worked for 2 years AFTER gastric bypass surgery to get where she is. Gastric bypass only works if the person has the mind to put in the work and do the time. I belong to a gastric support group and all say that in order to lose over 200 lbs SAFELY, it takes a couple of years. Stop looking for ways to be negative and look for ways to uplift others.

  17. I say she deserves congratulations for doing a very difficult and sometimes impossible thing losing so much weight.NO MATTER HOW SHE DID IT, SHE DID IT. Haters gonna hate no matter what so I’m so glad she said to hell with what anybody says I have to do what’s right and healthy for me. Keep up the good work sister. And yes it is possible to lose weight and keep it off. I lost 65 lbs over 20 years ago and have kept it off. It’s a life style change not a diet.

  18. Great job! You are a inspiration to many other people who are morbidly obese. I too need to lose 140 lbs. starch, soda and sugar is my downfall too.

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  20. It looks like she did it the old fashion way people just hate my sister lost over 125 lbs doing it the old fashion way I opt for surgery guess what my sister skin is more firmer and no loose skin as with someone who had the surgery. I had the surgery and have loose skin and they wait 2 yrs before they take loose skin off if you look at Tamela her skin is firm! Just because some of y’all can’t loose weight the old fashion way then don’t criticize!!!

  21. Tamela Mann looks great and I congratulate her on her weight loss. So many times when people share their accomplishments with us, people are so quick to be negative and start speculating and calling people a liar. What makes any of you think she lied about the way she did eat. Changing your diet for better eating and exercising will cause you to lose weight. I’m sure she had to take it slow in the beginning, but as long as she kept at it, it is possible. The article never said how long it took for her to lose 240 pounds, it says she lost it. It could have taken 5 years or more, but the bottom line is, she lost it. Stop assuming and just be happy for her. Women should stop being so negative toward other women and start lifting each other up.

  22. I guess when its all said and done no one really want’s to be FAT (which is wack) no matter how some people pretend saying crap like pleasingly plump, when you know your ass is just FAT. Monique LIED FOR YEAR’S WISHING SHE WAS THIN ,SO THAT’S WHY SHE MADE stupid remarks about slim , and trim women because deep inside she wished she could be one..

  23. She looks GREAT! Exercise will certainly get the weight and inches off. You should see a physician before you try them both because a lot of people have health issues that hinder both exercise and diet.

    • Just watch Extreme Weight Lost or The Biggest Loser and see how it’s done. Excersce and a well balanced diet is the key to weight loss no matter how many pounds you need to lose. Whether it was through surgery or exercise and diet either way it must of been hard so please be nice with your comments you have no idea what they must have gone through just to lose the weight . God bless Mr. and Mrs. Mann for a job well done. You both inspire me.

  24. Shalita A hopson on

    Why y’all got to hate it don’t matter how she it off work it Mrs Mann u looks great dust yo haters off what a blessing

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