Check Out 'Black-ish' Star Anthony Anderson's 47-Pound Weight Loss

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Anthony Anderson, the star of the new ABC series "Black-ish," credits "healthier choices" for his stunning 47-pound weight loss.

The 44-year-old actor and self-described "husky" man said he never had a problem with his size, even at his heaviest weight of 270 pounds.

"I've always been confident," he told People.

But, after being diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes 13 years ago, he started making small changes to his diet.

"I started eating healthier and in moderation, but I was still sort of eating the same stuff that I'd been eating all my life," he told the magazine.

That changed in 2008 when he was cast in "Law & Order."

"I decided to make a drastic change," Anderson said. "I got more serious about my health and appearance - not from a vanity standpoint. I just started making healthier choices."

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He upped his game again before starting his new series "Black-ish."

"Six weeks ago, I moved to a plant-based diet, he told People. "I'm vegan-ish - I'm not going to send anything back to the kitchen if some butter or cream found its way onto the plate."

Though the father of two doesn't plan to be vegan-ish forever, he likes the results he's seen so far.

"This is what I'm supposed to look like," he said.