SZA’s Weight Loss – Her Secret To Losing Over 50 Pounds

By Sandy
Published on October 4, 2021, Updated on October 4, 2021

SZA Weight Loss in 2021 | Photo credit: Instagram/sza

Solana Imani Rowe, better known as SZA, has shed a lot of weight since the beginning of her career when she weighed over 200 pounds.

Growing up, her dream was to become an Olympic gymnast. But her plans changed when she recorded vocals for his rapper brother. Well, she’s become a celebrity and, in the process, she’s dropped a lot of weight since she began her career.

In her early years in the music industry, SZA gained notoriety for her only complete studio album, “Ctrl,” which was certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) in October 2017.

After a lot of late judgments, SZA decided to pursue music as a career, and she hasn’t stopped since then. The star worked her best side out by losing weight to stay enthusiastically active and acceptable for the style of music she makes.

SZA, who used to weigh 200 pounds, has spoken out about her weight loss and her commitment to a plant-based diet. Let’s dive in to know more about her weight loss journey.

SZA: Struggle with Weight

The singer struggled with her emotions and a stress-eating disorder throughout her career. Her problem was being overweight, even though she had been a gymnast and a ballet dancer for a long time. In addition, she confessed to a magazine in an interview that she has a 90s feel and enjoys wearing baggy clothing.

SZA weight loss

SZA is much slimmer than before. Photo credit: articlemix.com

SZA talked about her struggle with weight, saying:

“I’ve consistently been dressing in baggy clothes because I was heavy. I was 200 pounds, but that’s not really public knowledge. I was a lot bigger, so wearing baggy clothes [was] not so much as a ’90s thing, it was what was comfortable and what fit.”

The singer came close to hitting 200 pounds on the scale due to her eating habits. The vocalist weighed 190 pounds and was dressed in a loose t-shirt and socks for her debut performance. This helped her realize how her physical changes were related to her future work.

How Did SZA Lose Weight?

From chilling out in the woods to pole dancing in a library, SZA’s six-packs are on display everywhere. Her singing and motions are also flawless, but it’s her abs that steal the show.

SZA has put in a lot of effort to achieve her muscular physique. She has already spoken out about her weight loss and commitment to a healthy lifestyle. She also mentioned that she worked hard enough not to have to wear baggy clothes.

SZA told Coveteur:

“When I lost weight I didn’t want to wear baggy clothes anymore. I worked really hard not to have to wear baggy clothes. And now I just feel like it’s how I’m generally comfortable. Instead of doing just what was available, I can wear what I want, and that’s a blessing.”

SZA after weight loss

SZA looks more fit than usual. Photo credit: Instagram/SZA

Eating healthy foods – primarily plant-based – is one of the key components of her weight loss. She explained her eating style on Twitter and revealed that she didn’t follow one specific diet. She tweeted:

“Really don’t know a name for it lmao no red meat (mostly fish ) no dairy no wheat no sugar.. high veggie ..complex carbs only (squash , avocado . sweet potato ect) hella water dassii.”

SZA also enjoys outdoor workouts for both her physical and mental well-being. She told Billboard:

“I hit the forest, or I hit the park, or I do a lot of walks, a lot of exercises. Sitting still and meditating is a component for me, but it’s not my key component. I need to be outside amongst trees, and among anything nature-based. I’ll drive really far to get there and I don’t mind.”

SZA, who once weighed 200 lbs, now weighs around  149 lbs or 67 kgs. Even though she is slim now, she still feels that one should love his/her body. She said:

It’s not about how they think you should be, look, feel, do, vibe, grow, or evolve. It’s about how YOU see you. How you feel you.

(References from Mandala Yoga Spa, Women’s Health Mag, Coveteur, Billboard, Twitter)