Actress and author Carrie Fisher appeared on The Today Show on Wednesday to show off her 50 pound weight loss. A national spokesperson for Jenny Craig, Carrie Fisher attributes her weight loss to the program.
On The Today Show, Carrie Fisher told hostÂ Ann Curry about the humiliation of trying to buy clothes while she was overweight. “I couldn’t leave [the house] to go shopping, because they didn’t have sizes,â€ Fisher told Curry. â€œI exhausted the alphabet on bra sizes, moved into Sanskrit. I didn’t know they had the bra size I ended up with.â€
At her heaviest, Fisher was reportedly topping out at somewhere around 180 pounds. She said it was hard to stay on track with a strict diet plan but Jenny Craig and her consultant really helped. “The Jenny Craig food is good!” she said. “I’m not the type to say it if wasn’t. I like the cereal. It tastes like contraband, it tastes like you’re cheating, which I like.”
Fisher also joked about slipping back into the famous metal bikini she wore as Princess Leia in Star Wars: Return of the Jedi. “I want to get into the metal bikini and just walk around the house like an idiot,” she joked. Fisher laughed and said she could create a line of metal bikinis for women her age. â€œGo on Jenny Craig and you too can wear a metal bikini over 40.”
Carrie Fisher is currently on tour with her one-woman show Wishful Drinking. Her HBO special of the same title is nominated for two Emmy Awards.