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Melissa McCarthy showed off her 75-pound weight loss at the L.A. premiere of ‘Ghostbusters.’ (Photo: Ghostbusters/Instagram)

Melissa McCarthy looked gorgeous in yellow at the Los Angeles premiere of the movie Ghostbusters.

McCarthy smiled broadly as she posed on the red carpet alongside co-stars Kristen Wiig, Leslie Jones and Kate McKinnon.

The all-female comedy is a reboot of the 1984 cult classic “Ghostbusters,” which starred Bill Murray and Dan Akroyd.

Akroyd, who co-wrote the original Ghostbusters, is an executive producer on the 2016 reboot.

At the L.A. premiere, McCarthy wore a form-fitting floral dress that spotlighted her 75-pound weight loss.

The 5-foot-2 Melissa, who once weighed more than 236 pounds, has slimmed down to a trim size 14 during the past few months with diet and exercise.

Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones hit the red carpet for the ‘Ghostbusters’ premiere on Saturday night at TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood. || ?: Getty Images #KristenWiig #MelissaMcCarthy #KateMcKinnon #LeslieJones #Ghostbusters #SNL #Fashion #Movies

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McCarthy’s weight loss secrets were a low-carb diet and high-intensity interval training (HIIT) workouts, Celebrity Health Fitness reported.

Other celebrities who have lost weight with a low carb diet include Kim Kardashian, who lost 70 pounds in 6 months on Atkins, as TheImproper has reported.

Low carb, high-fat diets such as the ketogenic and Atkins diets promote rapid weight loss by inducing the body to burn fat for fuel, said obesity expert Dr. Eric Westman, co-author of Keto Clarity.

Research shows a low carb diet reverses type 2 diabetes and curbs inflammation a key driver of weight gain, cancer, and dementia, said Dr. Westman.


Kim Kardashian lost 70 pounds in 6 months with the low-carb Atkins diet. (Photos: Instagram, Celebrity Health Fitness).

Reducing carbs and eating healthy fats accelerates weight loss, suppresses appetite, and boosts energy, said Maria Emmerich, author of Quick & Easy Ketogenic Cooking.

Laura Childs, author of Low Carb High Fat No Hunger Diet, agrees. Laura and her daughter Veronica lost a combined 110 pounds with a low-carb, high-fat ketogenic Paleo diet and feel fantastic, as TheImproper previously reported.

Despite her 75-pound weight loss, Melissa McCarthy is vocal advocate for larger women, saying all women are entitled to wear cute clothes, no matter what their size.


Melissa McCarthy, who recently lost 75 pounds, models designs from her all-sizes clothing line. (Photos: Instagram, CelebrityHealthFitness)

McCarthy recently launched her all-sizes clothing line called Melissa McCarthy Seven7, which ranges from size 4 to 28.

Melissa says larger women have been marginalized by the fashion industry, so she’s happy to be a voice for them.

“I’ve been every size under the rainbow,” said McCarthy. “I have experience dressing me as a 6, a 12, and more. When you go above a size 12, you don’t lose your love of fashion. I always said, ‘Why can’t I find great stuff?'”