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Food Network Star Ree Drummond Has 'More Energy' & Feels 'So Much Better' After Dropping Nearly 40 Pounds

May. 25 2021, Published 4:39 p.m. ET

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Dropping extra weight is tough for everyone, but for Ree Drummond, the challenge was even harder, as the star is constantly surrounded by food.

However, with some dedication and a new, more active lifestyle, the cookbook author managed to drop 38 pounds over five months!

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The star of The Pioneer Woman shared her journey with a TikTok video captioning it, "Moving more and building muscle has been the key for me! 💪 I still love fries, though."

Drummond explains that she loves to eat, but it "crept up on" her throughout the years that she wasn't as healthy as she could be. Her realization really hit her during the pandemic, so she decided in January that now was the time "to lose some weight."

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The chef then revealed she didn't use any "gimmicks" or "tricks" to achieve her goals.

Instead, "I just cut calories, exercised more, lifted a lot of weights," she explained. "I look better but I feel so much better and that's what really counts."

On top of consuming fewer calories, Drummond ate more protein to keep herself felling full longer, and when it came to working out, she "built muscle" in her arms, butt and legs, in addition to moving more and sitting less.

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"I'm still a goofball. I just have a lot more energy," the Food Network star shared before quipping, "Be afraid!"

As she's embraced her new lifestyle, she's also been busy expanding her empire. Just last month, the star debuted a spring collection for her line of apparel.

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"The new spring assortment includes my very favorite styles, like beautiful kimonos and feminine blouses, in brand new patterns and colors that will make your soul sing!" she revealed of the pieces, which are all under $30. "And to give you even more options, we're introducing a few new clothing pieces: dresses, capris, shorts, and skirts!"

"I designed my clothing line with comfort, confidence, and gorgeous fun in mind, carefully selecting a collection of pieces in bright patterns that can be worn for just about any occasion, our variety of comfortable fabrics allows you to create any number of stylish looks – from sleek and smooth to flowy and easy – that all pair well with stretchy denim or basic black pants!”

The pieces are available exclusively online at Walmart.

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