Scheana Shay got a lot of heat from her followers after she began promoting weight loss supplement Hydroxycut on her Instagram page, but she is clarifying that even though she is a spokesperson for the brand she did not use it to lose weight.
“I actually booked Hydroxycut after I had lost weight the natural and right way to do it — diet and exercise,” the Vanderpump Rules star, 31, tells Wetpaint. “No pills, no gimmicks, no anything. I got on a meal plan, I worked out with a personal trainer. I worked out six days a week for several months and I lost weight.”
Shay says she was clear that she did not use diet pills to drop the 25 lbs. she has lost in her initial post featuring Hydroxycut, which she shared on Instagram in February.
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“I said, ‘I did not use this to lose the weight,’ ” she says. “Yes it keeps me energized and yes I’m all about it, but I don’t do it every day and that’s not what I did initially.”
Happy #FitnessFriday! Follow me on snapchat for behind the scenes from my @hydroxycut shoot!! – scheanamarie (disclaimer: I did not take this to shed the initial fat. That was all diet, exercise and @sethenator. Hydroxycut keeps me energized and is a great substitue for coffee in the mornings and before workouts!)
Shay says she decided to get healthy after passing her milestone 30th birthday.
“I turned 30 last year, and not that I care what other people think, but for my own health at my age, I’m like, I need to get in shape,” says Shay, who says she was criticized for having visible back fat in her two-piece wedding dress.
“We want to have kids in the next year or five years or whatever,” she continues. “If I keep living this lifestyle, it’s going to be that much harder to bounce back in my mid-30s after having a child, so I made the decision to get in shape, and I lost weight the right way.”