Have you ever gained ‘New Money Weight’? Issa Rae Did!

Insecure star Issa Rae, who has become Black Hollywood’s biggest breakout star in the past five years, is gracing the cover of Women’s Health’s April Issue.

In her cover story, the 34-year old actress talks about a certain plight that came with her booming success — gaining what she dubs “New Money Weight”.

Rae, who opened up about the healthy lifestyle she lives and how she exercises daily, talked about how different her diet became when her web series The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl went viral.

“When the web series started, I was very, very broke,” the HBO star confessed. “Then more opportunities began to come. I was gaining New Money Weight.”

One of the perks to her new blessings, was “unlimited access to good food”. “When you get a good job you’re like, ‘I can afford to eat at restaurants all the time!’ That adds up in weight.” Before she knew it, the Maryland-California native began putting on pounds.

When Rae realized that her appearance changed, she had to clip it and change her habits, big time. “Time to work out is limited, but when I first started seeing myself on TV, I was like, ‘I gotta make time.’”

Issa now is on a “paleo-leaning” diet and makes sure she works out an hour a day now that she lives in a neighborhood in California where there are hills galore.

Readers, if you secure a major bag tomorrow, would you end up gaining new money weight??

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