Melissa McCarthy attributes her weight loss to keeping a positive attitude about her body and weight. She told People magazine that she was able to shed pounds once she stopped worrying about her weight because this put less pressure on herself and made the process more enjoyable.
Studies show that stress can lead to weight gain and can prohibit women from reaching their target weight, notes Redbook magazine. McCarthy has also stuck to a high-protein, low-carb diet and has incorporated exercises, such as martial arts, into her daily routine. Her young children also motivate her to lose weight so she can set a positive example for them and live longer.