Melissa McCarthy Chooses Family Over Food

Posted on November 13th, 2014 at 9:36 am
spl796166_008She's always been known as the funny fat girl, but is Melissa McCarthy on a mission to change her image? The actress recently began shedding her extra weight. And we've got to give it up to the star because, according to Star magazine, McCarthy has already lost 45 pounds! "She's been making small changes and seeing big results," a pal reveals to the tabloid, adding, "It's given her a real confidence boost." The 44-year-old has allegedly cut out the carbohydrates in order to get rid of the lard. "She has been on a high protein, low carb diet," said the insider. But don't worry, because the Heat actress isn't looking to go overboard with her dieting regime, says a friend, "Melissa knows that fans love her big and beautiful, and she's not obsessed with dieting. She's looking for a happy medium." And Melissa's inspiration comes from a healthy place. "Melissa realized she wasn't being as healthy as she could be," spills the friend. "She wants to set a good example for her kids and she wants to be around to become a grandmother too." Good for you, Melissa! RumorFix has reached out to McCarthy's rep for confirmation and more details!