Singer Chaka Khan credits vegan diet and fasting for stunning 60-weight loss

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"I have a new little daughter to raise [my granddaughter]. I adopted her so I have to be here. [She] was really my first and major influence to lose weight and get healthy so I can be here for her."
Khan was awarded permanent custody of her 10-year-old granddaughter in December 2011 after a Los Angeles judge ruled the child's drug-addicted parents (including Chaka's son) were unable to properly care for her.
Chaka kickstarted her weight loss by fasting on a liquid diet for four months. Afterward, she adopted a vegan diet after cutting out dairy and meat.
"What I did was stopped eating and went on a strict unconditional fast for a couple of months," Khan recounts. "And went off meat, became vegan, stopped all the dairy, stopped all the meat."