'Iron Chef: Quest for an Iron Legend' on Netflix: How Loni Love never understood healthy eating before joining WW

Love was drawn to WW after a number of failed diet attempts because she thought the wonderful WW app suited her busy lifestyle


                            'Iron Chef: Quest for an Iron Legend' on Netflix: How Loni Love never understood healthy eating before joining WW
Loni Love is one of the judges in 'Iron Judge: Quest for an Iron Legend' (Gage Skidmore/Creative Commons)
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Netflix is back with one of its legendary cookery shows. That's right, we're talking about 'Iron Chef: Quest for an Iron Legend'. The chefs are all set to square off against each other with delicious food, mouth-watering presentations, and all the drama in between. 

The trailer offers a glimpse of the upcoming food battles that include secret ingredients and the “GOAT” Masaharu Morimoto, who will be a guest judge along with Francis Lam, Nancy Silverton, Justin Willman, Danny Trejo, Lorena Garcia, Loni Love, and Wolfgang Puck. Series judges are Andrew Zimmern and Nilou Motamed. Read on to know more about Loni Love.

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When did Love start her career in comedy?

The actress, author and comedian was born in Detroit. Love received her bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from Prairie View A&M University in Texas. She then worked as an engineer at Xerox in California, and continued to do stand-up after work in clubs as her side hustle only to figure out how passionate she was about doing stand-ups. 

Love eventually resigned from her job at Xerox to pursue comedy during a layoff to prevent someone else from losing their job. The actress started her career in comedy in 2013 after her debut in 'Star Search.' Love was named "Hot Comic" for 2009 in Campus Activity magazine and was one of the "Top 10 Comics to Watch." She was awarded the Jury Prize for best stand-up in 2003.

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What is the WW Program all about?

Weight Watchers Program was founded by Jean Nidetch in the early 60s. Today, that group has grown to millions of women and men around the world who use the products and services of Weight Watchers to lose unwanted pounds. It is a points system weight loss program that calculates your personal nutrition needs based on your height, weight, age, and activity level. You are assigned daily points and the program is designed with the goal of tracking what you eat. 

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The program aims at providing a diet with a goal of weight loss. In 2018, Weight Watchers went through a rebranding initiative with a new slogan to boot, "Wellness that Works." The program also has an application that helps log your food digitally and find support virtually through the WW app. WW has a large library of recipes and on-demand workouts that are included with every membership. 

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How Love never understood healthy eating before WW

Loni Love is currently the ambassador for the brand WW. She is the host of the program and admits to having tried fad diets in the past, but to no avail. Loni has lately been open about her weight loss journey and in May 2018, she let her fans know the biggest lesson she's learned: Take things slow. Recalling her childhood during a March 2020 ad segment for WW on 'The Real,' Love shared why she blames her early diet for her lifelong battle with the scale.

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She also shared that she had lost 50 pounds really fast, and then ended up gaining about 70, because she didn't do it healthily. Over the years, she has emphasized how important following a diet is and how she was never able to zero in on the right one for her after almost all her diet plans kept failing in the long term. 

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In May 2019, People confirmed that Loni Love had joined the WW (Weight Watchers) family as an ambassador. Talking about her journey, Love also said that she was drawn to WW after a number of failed diet attempts because she thought they have a wonderful WW app that works for her busy lifestyle. Becoming visibly emotional and fighting back tears, Love added that she teamed up with WW to help the Black community specifically.

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