Fat Joe Flaunts 200-Pound Weight Loss, Claims He Pushed ‘Forward’ After Depression

When he became depressed after the loss of his best buddy Big Pun in 2000, the rapper stated he had to have a pep talk with himself to get back on track.

Fat Joe Flaunts 200-Pound Weight Loss, Claims He Pushed ‘Forward’ After Depression-TSZ Newz
Fat Joe Flaunts 200-Pound Weight Loss, Claims He Pushed ‘Forward’ After Depression

Fat Joe, the rapper, recounted his astounding 200-pound weight loss, stating he pushed “forward” after battling depression.

The “All The Way Up” singer, 52, told Men’s Health that he chose to change his lifestyle after reaching his heaviest weight of 470 pounds.

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When he became depressed after the loss of his best buddy Big Pun in 2000, the rapper stated he had to have a pep talk with himself to get back on track.

Fat Joe Flaunts 200-Pound Weight Loss, Claims He Pushed ‘Forward’ After Depression

“I went to his funeral and I felt like Ebenezer Scrooge. Like, I seen me,” he shared. “And I’m looking at his little daughter. She was the same age as my daughter. I said, ‘You gotta lose weight; otherwise you outta here.’”

The rapper, real name Joseph Antonio Cartagena, stated that he began to grasp the intricacies of good habits. “Your body’s just a computer,” he explained.

“It reads stuff you eat in different ways.” Fat Joe claimed he now monitors his blood pressure, cholesterol, and blood sugar levels on a regular basis to ensure he’s in good health.

During his battle with depression, the rapper described his thinking as “the most complex Rubik’s Cube you could ever, ever, ever, ever try to figure out.”

Fat Joe Flaunts 200-Pound Weight Loss, Claims He Pushed ‘Forward’ After Depression

At the time, he compared his mental state to a scene in “The Matrix Resurrections” in which Keanu Reeves’ character Neo sits in a bathtub with a rubber duck on his head.

That’s what depression was like to me,” he said. “When you’re fighting yourself, there isn’t a wall high enough that you can build. There isn’t an island you can go to.”

“There isn’t a place you can go to where you get away from it, because you’re fighting your mind.

You wake up, and then the minute you think about it, your brain sends you a message to say, ‘We’re not supposed to be happy.’ And then you fall right back into depression,” he said.

Fat Joe Flaunts 200-Pound Weight Loss, Claims He Pushed ‘Forward’ After Depression

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Despite his slimmer stature, the rapper previously told TSZ Newz that he had no plans to change his stage name.

“As a business, I spent so many millions and millions of dollars marketing Fat Joe that it wouldn’t be smart to change my name now,” he explained in October 2022.

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