Skip Nav
Weight-Loss Tip From Autumn Calabrese
Autumn Calabrese
Forget the 80/20 Rule! This Trainer Says to Follow the 90/10 Rule to Lose Weight
Workouts
30+ Exercises to Get a Sexy Midsection That Are Better Than Crunches
Healthy Recipes
11 Meat-Free Wraps You Should Meal Prep For Work

Missy Elliott Weight Loss

Missy Elliott Shows Off Her Dramatic Weight Loss

After some time out of the spotlight, Missy Elliott showed off her svelte frame during a performance at Alexander Wang's launch party, but her reported 70-pound weight loss wasn't for the number on the scale — it was for her health. In 2008, Missy was diagnosed with Graves' disease, an autoimmune disorder that affects the thyroid and causes your body's metabolism to go into overdrive.

Graves' disease is the most common cause of hyperthyroidism, when your body makes too much thyroid hormone, which is responsible for regulating mood, weight, and energy levels. Symptoms of Grave's disease include fatigue, weight loss, irregular periods, loss of muscle control, mood swings, and hair loss. Doctors aren't sure what causes Grave's disease, but they believe it's a combination of genes and environmental factors. It is most common in women under the age of 40.

When Missy was diagnosed, her situation was so severe she was forced to turn to radiation treatment and medication for relief. In 2011, however, Missy told People that under her doctor's supervision she was off medication and "completely managing the condition through diet and exercise." While her unfortunate diagnosis was a major reason Missy committed to a healthier lifestyle, we're thrilled to that see she's doing so well. Now, we're just hoping for a new album . . .

Image Source: Getty
From Our Partners
Halle Berry's Vacation Workout
Best Fat-Burning Foods
Evangeline Lilly Workout Routine and Diet
The Rocks Workout Routine Review
Jillian Michaels's Quick Back Workout
Beachbody Weight Loss
Carrie Underwood Workout
How Does Naomi Campbell Work Out?
Zac Efron Workout
Kendall Jenner Ab Workout
Priyanka Chopra Diet and Exercise
Thandie Newton Diet and Exercise
From Our Partners
Latest Fitness
All the Latest From Ryan Reynolds