Notoriously tough dance-instructor and reality star Abby Lee Miller wowed fans in the Spring when she debuted a more toned physique.
You might assume dancing had something to do with the transformation but you'd be wrong. If you guessed diet and exercise had something to do with it, you're mistaken. So, what does that leave? Weight loss surgery? Nope. How about diet pills? Wrong again.
The real reason for the dramatic change will surprise you. The "Dance Moms" star revealed to People that she dropped pounds because of her diabetes medication. Miller says she got her prescription filled at a pharmacy in Australia while she was filming for her show and the pills were making her sick.
"I would take this medicine and within an hour, I was vomiting like I was in fourth grade and had the flu or like I had food poisoning. It was awful. After I would throw up, I couldn't even look at food for the rest of the day."
Miller says she didn't set out to lose weight but people seem pleased to see her slim down.
Now, while we're all 'ra-ra-ra' for being healthy, losing weight from being sick to your stomach isn't the best way to go about it. If you're serious about trimming the fat, according to fitness expert Don Saladino, it's about proper nutrition, the right amount of exercise and quality sleep.
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How 'Dance Moms' star Abby Lee Miller lost weight will shock you
SANTA MONICA, CA - MAY 30: Dance Instructor Abby Lee Miller attends the Abby Lee Dance Company LA's VIP Grand Opening at Abby Lee Dance Company LA on May 30, 2015 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Vincent Sandoval/WireImage)
INGLEWOOD, CA - MARCH 28: TV personality Abby Lee Miller attends Nickelodeon's 28th Annual Kids' Choice Awards held at The Forum on March 28, 2015 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
INGLEWOOD, CA - MARCH 28: TV personalities/dancers JoJo Siwa, Maddie Ziegler, Kalani Hilliker, tv personality Abby Lee Miller and dancer/tv personality Mackenzie Ziegler, accept the Favorite Reality Show Award for 'Dance Moms' onsteage during Nickelodeon's 28th Annual Kids' Choice Awards held at The Forum on March 28, 2015 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Lester Cohen/KCA2015/WireImage)
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 12: Abby Lee Miller and Maddie Ziegler arrives at the 2015 ASTRA Awards at the Star on March 12, 2015 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Caroline McCredie/Getty Images)
INGLEWOOD, CA - AUGUST 24: TV personality/Choreographer Abby Lee Miller attends the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on August 24, 2014 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - JULY 16: (L - R) Shad Moss, Abby Lee Miller, Keshia Chante attends 106 & Park at BET studio on July 16, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Bennett Raglin/BET/Getty Images for BET)
NEW YORK, NY - JULY 16: TV personality Abby Lee Miller visits 106 & Park at BET studio on July 16, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Bennett Raglin/BET/Getty Images for BET)
RIDGEWOOD, NJ - JULY 15: Abby Lee Miller signs copies Of Her Book 'Everything I Learned About Life, I Learned From Dance Class' at Bookends Bookstore on July 15, 2014 in Ridgewood, New Jersey. (Photo by Jim Spellman/WireImage)
Abby Lee Miller arrives at the 3rd Annual Reality TV Awards at the Avalon Hollywood on Wednesday, May 13, 2015, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Rich Fury/Invision/AP)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - JULY 2: Abby Lee Miller at Jimmy Kimmel Live in Hollywood, California on July 2, 2014. Credit: mpi86/MediaPunch /IPX
Abby Lee Miller, The FOX Teen Choice Awards 2014 arrivals (Set B) at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California. August 10, 2014. (Pictured: Abby Lee Miller)
Abby Lee Miller arrives at the Teen Choice Awards at the Gibson Amphitheater on Sunday, Aug. 11, 2013, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)