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Biz Markie Sheds Major Weight, Becomes Spokesman for Zevia Soda

Biz Markie is looking slim and trim thanks to healthy diet and exercise. The 49-year-old hip-hop legend dropped a whopping 141 pounds in an effort to control his high-blood pressure and diabetes.

The rapper has slimmed down from 385 to 244 pounds and plans to lose 30 more before his 50th birthday next April.

“I walk. I do the treadmill, I walk around the mall,” he told the New York Daily News. “I do a little crunches with my stomach, not that much. Just enough to get the engine going cha-cha-cha-cha-cha-cha! Vroooommmmm.”

Another secret to Biz’s weight loss is staying away from sugary sodas. The famed beatboxer now drinks Zevia, an all-natural zero-calorie soda. It comes in a variety of flavors like Cola, Ginger Ale and Black Cherry.

Biz loved the product so much he’s now become the pitchman for the natural soda maker. He says that the beverage allows him to “give up the big waist” without giving up the taste of soda.

In addition to drinking healthier fluids, Biz eats organic foods and cooks healthy meals at home. “Chicken stir fry, chicken pad Thai with peanut butter sauce. Sugar-free lemon cupcakes. I make anything you want,” he says.

Now Biz is encouraging his fellow rap peers to eat healthy and to stay fit. “They see that I did it, and they know I was the greedy, greasy person,” he says. “So if I can do it, anyone can do it.”

Congrats to Biz Markie on his weight loss and endorsement. Nobody beats the Biz!

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