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'The Real' Star Jeannie Mai Reveals She's Started Losing The Weight She Worked So Hard To Gain Following Eating Disorder Battle

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Mar. 6 2019, Updated 3:15 p.m. ET

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Jeannie Mai has been open and honest about her past eating disorder struggles and about her journey to feel comfortable in her body. During a recent episode of The Real, the co-host got candid about her latest health hurdle — unintentional weight loss.

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The 40-year-old told her fellow co-hosts she was losing the 17 pounds she worked hard to gain after her eating disorder.

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As a result of her dropping the weight, she now has to figure out a way to accept her changing body. She told them she is lamenting the loss of the curves and butt that came with her heavier frame.

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This comes after Jeannie proudly announced her healthy weight gain in May 2018 with a before and after post on Instagram.

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Under two pictures of herself wearing the same silk dress several years apart she wrote, “On the left is the first time I tried on this dress, at a weight I've kept for 12 years, 103 lbs. Staying 103 came from my self control to lose ‘chubby’ teenage weight and a stressful idea that my body was built to look best ‘thin’.”

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“As I'm nearing my 40s,” she continued. “I realize that I've been through so much s**t mentally and emotionally, why the hell should my body be forced to suffer (from my over-controlling ways) too?”

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The talk show host then explained by switching up her diet and training program, she was able to gain weight. “I don't have a weight goal... just a promise to be as physically strong as I am mentally indestructible,” she promised.

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