Now living fit and fabulous in LA, Cheyanne fulfills her childhood dream of acting.
MBL: Many people would like to lose massive amounts of weight without having bariatric surgery. Please tell them how you accomplished this.
CL: First things first: You have to believe and trust in your pursuit and know this is possible! The will and desire will be your first step, and the tenacity and determination will bring you through the rest of your lifelong journey.
To make this all possible, I had to put some concrete tools in my weight loss “tool belt.” For instance, when it came to food, I had to no longer put any processed food in my house. If it was in the cupboards, I was going to eat it. I chose many replacements for these items, such as using avocado instead of mayo or almond milk instead of cow’s milk. I also stopped eating two hours before bedtime.
I made big changes - one at a time. I’d tackle one thing at a time - that was vital to my success. I would accomplish one thing and move on to the next. I also started doing fitness classes after work. I started taking weekly yoga, step, weight-lifting and spin classes. The team atmosphere kept me motivated and accountable to my efforts in health.
I also made sure I told at LEAST one person about my decision and desire to lose the weight. I needed one person I could open up to and share about my struggles and triumphs. I chose someone who would also help keep me accountable to my goals and lead me away from my self-destructive decisions. This person in my life was my incredible and amazing mother, Marianne Lent.
Cheyanne asks her viewers, “What’s holding you back?” and talks about self-motivation.
MBL: Please give me an idea of what you eat during the course of a day. What vitamins and supplements do you take?
CL: I eat very well-balanced meals now! I eat NO processed foods or anything that has high fructose corn syrup or hydrogenated oils! I try to stick to things that have less than five ingredients in it and eat as raw as possible. I eat a lot of nuts like almonds, walnuts, cashews, fruits for example raspberries, apples, mangoes, pineapple. Veggies, for instance broccoli, mashed cauliflower, peas, and protein from lean protein such as turkey and chicken. I try to limit my meat to only two to three times a week. I used to have it daily!
A big part of my day-to-day healthy diet is eating every four to five hours and also replacing one of my meals daily with a protein smoothie. I stand behind an incredible company called Nature’s Sunshine - they were the FIRST company to ever encapsulate herbs over 40 years ago. I use all their supplements and protein shakes. For my protein smoothies, I mix their Nature’s Harvest which is completely VEGAN or Love & Peas protein powders with almond or coconut milk, almond butter, chia seeds, honey, and raspberries or bananas.