Gucci Mane is an American rapper and songwriter. His birth name is Radric Delantic Davis. However, he is famous in the music industry with the name Gucci Mane. He was born on 12th February 1980. Gucci Mane’s birthplace is Bessemer, Alabama. I will in this article also use his name “Davis”, which is of course his real name. Davis’ father, Ralph Everett Dudley, is a former US serviceman and power plant worker. While his mother, Vicky Jean Davis, is a social worker and teacher. Davis took his mother’s last name because his father was not there during the signing of the birth certificate. His father was running from the police for dealing cocaine and heroin.
Davis had many problems during his high school days. When he was 15 years old, Davis was engaged in drug dealing. He did drug dealing as a hobby. Davis also had a feud with the street gang “The East shoals boys”. The gang members fought with Davis various times and even searched for him in his school. However, Davis got over these troubles as time passed. Davis was interested in rap since his childhood. He started rapping from the age of 14. After his first arrest, Davis started his music career and got serious about it. He released La Flare on St8drop records.
However, despite his success and fame, Gucci Mane was struggling with one thing very badly. That one thing was his overweight. And that is what we are going to talk about.
When did Davis start his Weight Loss Journey?
It is not exactly known that when he started his journey. But it can be said that he started considering his weight a problem and started doing something about it from the end of 2013. His real motivation came after his arrest of 2013. He remarked his motivation as “The day I got arrested and stopped doing drugs. Eventually it started to dawn on me that I had to start taking better care of myself before I wind up backing in the same situation.” With the start of journey he said “Getting all those things and bad habits out of life made me able to realize that listen, you got to work out, you got to eat better”.
In 2016, when he appeared after a long time. Davis did not only shocked his fans but everybody who saw him. His body was totally different from that of old Davis. It can be said that Gucci Mane (Davis) was struggling with his weight as he once put it “I was drinking pints of lean a weak and smoking pounds of weed and just doing all kinds of drugs. I used to live a life of excess, greed, and gluttony”. At another place, he said, “Now I have learned to challenge myself to get up every day and push myself to live a healthier lifestyle.”
How did He Lose Weight?
Gucci Mane’s body transformation was so surprising that many people thought he undergone some weight loss surgery. It is obvious that he did not go under any kind of surgery. His weight loss was the result of his hard work. His workout and his restraining himself from the junk food. As he said himself that “I decided I had to eat better”. It was long hours in gym that got his weight loss. In an instagram post he said “If you want to achieve something you got to move yourself, you got to do things that hard but if you achieve what you were meant to it is worth doing.”
Though Davis followed a strict diet plan, his main achievement was to restrain himself from ill things. He was involved in drugs for a long time. Davis struggled with drugs and got himself in jail for this many times. As mentioned earlier he admitted that he was addicted to weed and used to drink a lot. Of course, these bad habits contributed to his increasing weight. Davis’ weight loss owed to two important things, one, he got rid of drugs and excessive drinking, second, he followed a healthy diet plan.
Davis’s diet plan was mainly composed of fruits. As he himself mentioned, “I eat squash, which I never ate before, along with zucchini.” He said “I eat a lot of cashews, apples, bananas, peanuts, and cashews. I love salmon and chicken.” Gucci Mane also started drinking a lot of water as it helped him in keeping his body fit and hydrated. “I drink about 120 to 130 ounces of water a day. Drink a lot of water and I eat very clean. I mark everything that I eat on a chart so I can keep track of my daily intake”. He also mentioned his restraining himself from junk food “I keep away myself from fast food”.
Davis engaged himself in a workout and gym for the purpose of losing his weight. His day starts with the gym and it ends with the gym. Davis has improved his discipline so much and that is how he got his results. His exercise composes pushups, pull-ups, weight lifting, running, and cycling. He said in an interview “I just love weight lifting I love stretching my muscles and I love the pain it causes”. Indeed, he knows well enough that nothing can be achieved without incurring some pain and sacrifice. This was Davis’ well-organized workout plan, I hope that it will help in organizing your plans for your weight loss journey.
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How much weight did Davis lose?
Gucci Mane achieved the results which seemed rather impossible. But again there is nothing impossible and everything can be achieved with hard work and commitment. Davis lost a tremendous amount of weight. He lost 100 pounds! He said, “100 pounds it is and it is very surprising for me”. On a question about his weight loss he said “When I vowed that from now on I will start doing something about my weight I did not known that I will achieve this great success. “I have lost 100 pounds and it is really a big deal”. Indeed, it is a big deal.
Where is Davis right now in weight loss journey?
Though Davis achieved what he meant to, he has continued his diet and workout plan in his life. With the passage of time he continues to share the clips on his social accounts in which he is seen doing work out and doing some kind of exercise. Davis is still in his career music but in his healthy way. He has said good bye to drugs and unhealthy food. And it seems that he is committed strong enough to his weight loss journey.
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Before and After
The huge difference that Davis made can be seen in both photos. The first one in which Gucci Mane is engaged in his previous unhealthy hobby “Smoking”. And the second one in which he looks healthy. Davis was 290 pounds before he started his weight loss journey. Now he weighs 190 pounds. Isn’t it a great achievement?
Davis has said many positive things about his weight loss and his personality has changed a lot throughout the journey. He said about his achievement as following “For people who ain’t healthy, people who ain’t in shape, people who need some inspiration, listen: I was 290 pounds, now I am 190 pounds. I lost 100 pounds. I’m 190 right now. I said I’m 190! So check this out: You can do it if I can do it. Use me for inspiration. ‘Cause I’m seeing a lot y’all and y’all look terrible”. As funny as it sounds but his words had some kind of good inspiration.