Mo’Nique shares secrets of her weight-loss success

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Mo'Nique, shown in a scene from Atlanta-filmed "Bessie," shared her weight-loss success story. Photo: Frank Masi/HBO via AP

Oscar-winning actress Mo’Nique is celebrating a healthy milestone and letting fans in on how she accomplished it.

“Since I’ve been 17 years old I’ve been over 200 pounds. Today was the first time in my adult life that I was under 200 pounds,” she said in a video clip posted to her Instagram account.

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Her achievement wasn’t an easy one – but it wasn’t complicated.

“No surgery, no prepackaged foods, not listening to spokespeople saying ‘It’s easy. You can do it,’” she said. “You can eat and still drop this weight. It’s called raw food. It’s called dancing your pounds off. It’s called giving yourself a chance to live the best life you can live.”

She looks incredible! Here’s the clip:

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