'Glee' star Amber Riley drops two dress sizes
Published Feb 23 2012, 05:20 GMT | By Leah Simpson Glee
star Amber Riley
has dropped two dress sizes after severe stomach pains caused her to seek medical help.
The actress was looking noticeably slimmer at last week's NAACP Image Awards and told People
how her weight loss came about.
Riley said: "I decided I was going to make a change and eat healthier."> 'Glee': The cast take on 'Bridesmaids' - photo
The 26-year-old explained that she cut out fast food and burgers from her diet, saying they "were attacking [her] stomach".
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Riley said that after six months of dieting and exercise she eventually went down a couple of clothing sizes, explaining that she now feels more comfortable picking out new clothes.
Adding that her Glee
character's costumes have had a revamp, she continued: "I'm a lot more comfortable in dresses especially gowns.
"We had to revamp the wardrobe. They bought a lot of new clothes for me and we have to take in a lot of my pants and dresses."
Riley, who plays Mercedes Jones on the Fox show, added: "I've always been comfortable with my size. I just decided it was time to get healthy."> Whitney Houston: 'Glee' Amber Riley performs 'I Will Always Love You'
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