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Throughout Fantasia’s album promo, you’ve probably noticed that she’s been looking a little different lately, and now we know why.  She’s sporting a sexy, slimmer figure.

Back in 2011, Fantasia started gaining weight when she signed on for the Mahalia Jackson biopic, but after the project fell through she was left with the extra pounds. Later on that year, she became pregnant with her second child, which made it even more difficult to drop the weight, however Fantasia was determined to get back in shape.

In an interview with Essence, Fantasia has finally revealed how she was able to drop over 50 pounds just in time to promote her new album.   Last year, she nabbed trainer Sonya Roberts to help her get disciplined in the gym and she started seeing results immediately:

Working out for me, started as something mental. It was a way to release and let some things go.[…]I workout every day, sometimes twice a day. I keep my trainer with me and she travels with me. I love pilates, yoga, and spinning. I also attend boot camp class and they have become my workout family. Doing it with them makes me feel good.