Chaz Bono Drops 60 Pounds, Offers Diet Tips

ChazWith swimsuit season around the corner, many of us are cutting down on the carbs. So is Chaz Bono, who has shed 60 pounds since last fall.

The transgender activist son of entertainer Cher debuted his new physique at the GLAAD Media Awards on Saturday and he told People magazine that never had success with dieting.

“Diets don’t work,” Bono said. “You just have to change what you eat, and I have.” The 44-year-old Bono said he cooks “a lot of different stuff,” and for the most part “really [avoids] grains and starches, so meats and vegetables and fruits are my diet. I make them all different ways to keep it interesting.”

Last November, Bono, then carrying 250 pounds on a 5’5 frame, appeared on the syndicated series The Doctors to discuss his weight problems with cohost Dr. Travis Stork and get advice on slimming down.

“I wasn’t an overweight child, but I was put on diets all of the time,” he said at the time. “So there was a lot pressure to be underweight growing up.” He announced on the show his intention to lose between 50-80 pounds.

The former Dancing With the Stars contestant also confessed that he still enjoys dancing. Wonder if he’ll be working out listening to this later this summer.

Photo: Jason Merritt/Getty Images for GLAAD


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  • vklortho

    That is awesome that he is being so successful at losing weight. I was pretty thin before starting estrogen, but your body changing over to a new dominant hormone can be a shock especially in how it changes appetite and/or metabolism since you are pretty much going through puberty again.

  • ibernard

    YOU GO, CHAZ!!!!

    You are soooo right. Diets are garbage, as in garbage food.
    I’m so stoked you lost all that weight.
    And can’t wait til you lose your target weight.

    So many people were judgmental on you re: the sex change,
    and figured the weight was penalty, and really cruelly nailed you for that.

    I’m exceptionally psyched you’re taking charge and eating the good stuff.
    None of us need to look like gym bunnies, but being proportional is so great for you!


  • Spike

    “You just have to change what you eat, and I have.”

    Wow, what a genius.

  • ibernard

    @Spike: Get lost, you twit. I suppose you’re one of those gym bunnies with the IQ of a piece of cardboard. Big deal. Glad I piqued your interest! That’s how bored with your own life you must be!!!!!!

  • balehead

    Diets tips? It’s kidding right????

  • vklortho

    @balehead: I think the pronoun you are looking for is he. You don’t refer to people as it. If you are absolutely confused as to the gender of the short haired dude with facial hair wearing a suit going by the name of Chaz(a nick name for Charles) then I would suggest you use the English word “they” in a singular manner.

  • DarkZephyr

    @Spike: He was simply speaking to the simplicity of what he is doing to lose weight.

    @balehead: Shame on you! I am so tired of people attacking the “T” in “LGBT”.

  • niles

    We’ve been down this road with Chaz before. Why should this time be different?

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