Date of birth: March 25, 1942

Date of death: August 16, 2018 (Age: 76 years)

Height: 5’5” (165 cm)

Weight: 260 pounds (118 kg)

Aretha Franklin's height, weight and age

Hair color: Dark brown

Eye color: Dark brown

Aretha Franklin's eyes and hair color

No one wonders if hears some incredible stories about celeb weight loss, because a fight for a perfect body has become a part of their usual routine. Still, a story of great transformation of a woman who turned 70 can impress everyone.

If you haven’t guessed yet whom we mean – we are talking about the Queen of Soul – Aretha Franklin.

Just a few years ago this woman shocked the whole world with her extreme weight loss. She once more proved that it’s never too later to change your body for the better.

The singer managed to lose almost 40 kilos, despite her considerable age. According to her, the first step was the rejection of chocolate and cola. The effect was unexpected for her.

There are many discussions whether chocolate causes more harm or more profit (like makes us happier and stimulates thinking process), but as we see in this case – rejection of chocolate worked in Aretha’s favor. But in case with Coke everything is obvious – it really causes weight gain.

Besides, the Queen of Soul thinks that the main thing in losing weight was to convince herself that she would not die of hunger if she reduced the portion. Actually, the singer made her meals twice smaller in size, but except for main meals she got a habit of eating snacks (healthy snacks, of course).

That was in 2014.

2011 became the first attempt of weight loss for Aretha Franklin. That year she lost about 11 kilos without any magic.

The secret is actually not a secret at all. The singer cut down the consumption of harmful products like hamburgers and made emphasis on healthy ones – salads. Besides, she increased the amount of water she drinks and reduced coffee drinking.

Aretha Franklin's height, weight and age

Finally, Aretha Franklin realized that sport rules the weight loss, so she had nothing to do but to start training. She was engaged in gym 3-4 times a week, and the result appeared at once.

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