Jimmy Jam was born on 6th June 1959. Jimmy’s birth name is James Samuel Harris III. Jimmy is an American R&B/Pop songwriter and record producer.
It is kind of impossible to mention Jimmy without his music partner, Terry Steven Lewis. Jimmy and Lewis are friends since high school.
Both have achieved great success through songwriting and record producing. However, our main focus in this article is Jimmy and his weight loss journey.
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Weight Loss Journey
With his growing fame and fans, however, Jimmy was facing a problem and was struggling with it.
His problem was his weight which was growing. When in 2018 Jimmy appeared on the red carpet with his daughter, Bella, he seems overweight.
However, this all changed in just a few months. When again he appeared on the red carpet, this time with his wife Lisa, fans got shocked.
Jimmy was certainly half of what he used to be 4 months ago. His fans made a trend on social media, presenting their different theories.
Some said that he must be struggling with some severe disease and that is why he has lost that much weight.
However, a fellow singer Keith Sweat made it clear that the change in his body must be because of his diet or workout for his weight loss.
Because it would not be possible otherwise that he lost half of his weight in just a few months. It is apparent that he started his weight loss journey after January of 2018 and did great progress between February and June.
How did Jimmy Lose Weight?
Most of Jimmy’s life is a secret, he does not disclose much of what is going on in his life. Which is the main reason why his fans make so many assumptions about his life.
After his fans realized that Jimmy was not struggling with any disease, which of course otherwise the world would have known.
They started making other assumptions. Some of Jimmy’s fans suggested that he must have gone under some weight loss surgery.
Because of the great change in his weight, this assumption makes sense. But after we make research and started to know about his life it turned out that it was not any surgery.
It was his strict routine which included a well-disciplined diet plan and workout that helped him in overcoming his weight.
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Jimmy’s wife, Lisa, remarked his weight loss as “great job in half of a year”. Jimmy’s diet plan, which he still follows, is mainly comprised of vegetables cooked in olive oil. Following is jimmy’s diet plan in detail:
He wakes up early in the morning from 5 to 6 am after which he goes to walk. After the walk, Jimmy visits the gym, which we would discuss later, after returning from the gym he eats his breakfast which is merely comprised of salad fried in olive oil. Instead of Coffee or milk tea, Jimmy drinks green tea for breakfast.
For lunch, Jimmy eats different meals, however, his more repetitive meals are composed of Salmon fish and Cruciferous Vegetables.
Although Salmon is a fatty fish but it has very few calories. It helps jimmy to retain his energy level for a long time.
Another advantage of eating salmon in lunch is that it also fulfills your iodine needs. Salmon fish mainly contains protein which makes it a healthy diet.
While Cruciferous Vegetables contain Brussels sprouts, broccoli, and cabbage. This diet like salmon fish is also full of proteins, thus a healthy weight loss diet.
Cruciferous Vegetables are high in fiber and nutrients which also improves Jimmy’s overall health.
In dinner, Jimmy’s main focus is on a unique diet called “Black Bean-Quinoa Buddha Bowl”. This diet merely contains grains, which give strength to the body and helps in losing fat. Hence Jimmy’s best choice for dinner.
As mentioned earlier Jimmy’s personal life is kind of secret. We tried so hard to get success in finding out his diet and we proved to be lucky.
However, this luck did not happen in finding his workout plan. However, we succeeded in reaching one of Jimmy’s fellow gymnastics from whom we found that it is certain Jimmy visits the gym every morning after a walk and spends two hours there.
He said that Jimmy’s main focus is on weight lifting and cycling at slow speed. That is all we know about his gym life.
How much weight did Jimmy lost?
In a press interview, Jimmy’s wife Lisa informed that in few months of strict diet and intense workout Jimmy has managed to lose 25 pounds! Which is of course a great deal.
Before and After
As it can be seen from the first photo (which was captured in January 2018) in which Jimmy is present with his daughter on a red carpet event and looks very healthy.
However, the story is totally changed in the second photo which was captured in June 2018. Jimmy’s hard work can be traced from the difference between the two photos.
Jimmy was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota in the house of Cornbread Harris. Jimmy’s father, James Samuel Harris Jr., is also a former musician and is famous with the nickname of “Cornbread Harris”.
In his high school, Jimmy would perform with his best friend Lewis (mentioned earlier). During his university days, Jimmy formed a band of 11 pieces called Mind and Matter.
However, Jimmy’s career took a great turn in 1981, when he and his band were joined by Morris Day and did a tour along with Prince. This tour introduced Jimmy and Lewis to the world of music and earned them many fans.
In the year 1982, Jimmy and Lewis met Dina R. Andrews (music executive). She helped them in setting up their “Flyte Tyme” Production as a business entity.
Dina was an employee in SOLAR Records, where she would introduce Leon Sylvers III to Jimmy and Lewis, who later became their mentor.
Jimmy and Lewis became the most successful band of the decade of 1980s. The success of Jimmy and Lewis can be seen by the fact that they together won 5 Grammy Awards and have received 11 nominations for the award of “Producer of the Year”, which is the most nominations. They won their first Grammy Award in 1987 with their first nomination.
Jimmy is the master of Piano, keyboard, drum machine, and synthesizers. In 1994, Jimmy married Lisa Padilla. They have one daughter, Bella Harris. Bella is 20 years old and is a model.
What did he say about his weight loss?
When asked by a reporter about his weight loss Jimmy answered that he was feeling the need for some weight loss. Because it was about my health I wanted to be fit and fine.
He mentioned that it is hard to lose weight but it’s worth doing. Of course, there’s nothing without health.
Jimmy still follows his diet and workout plan. He has become very slim from what he was two years ago.