Rick Ross: My struggle with seizures changed my life

Rick Ross had two seizures in a single day, a situation that sent him to hospital three years ago.

Health didn’t concern the 300-pound rapper, until now. He’s shed nearly 100 pounds in the last seven months by eating healthier foods and embracing a high-intensity workout plan.

Ross, 37, says he continues to work long hours creating music, including working on  his seventh album, “Hood Billionaire”, which released Monday. It’s the second album Ross has put out this year, after the March release of “Mastermind,” which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart.

We are proud to report that despite these stressors, and running his Maybach Music Group record label, Ross has made his health a main priority.

Ross recently shared with Associated Press tips on how to lose weight.

He confirmed to have given up a few things since changing his lifestyle.

First, the rapper stopped drinking soda, unless it’s diet. He also said it’s better to eat heavier meals earlier in the day. As a result, he said he’s able to burn calories faster.

He told Yahoo news: “I used to eat big meals at 2 am and base it on my schedule but I don’t do that anymore more.”

Ross said you should drink water throughout the day. He also said to treat yourself when you work hard.

“I just went to Prime 112 (in Miami) the other night, and I had some fried Oreos and fried velvet cake,” he said. “I treated myself. You wake up in the morning, you might regret it. But you got to get back to work,” He revealed during the interview.

He gave credit to CrossFit,  introduced to him by Reebok last year, calling it “Ross Fit”. This, he says, helped him lose weight. It’s a highly active workout plan where he completes a series of exercises within a 20-minute span, including pushups, sit-ups, boxing, squat jumps and Olympic-style weightlifting.

“CrossFit overall is more of an intense workout. So instead of doing 20 minutes on the treadmill, you’ll (do) a 20-minute CrossFit workout and you’ll be not only building your endurance, but also muscle simultaneously,” he added.