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Ever wonder how Rev. Al Sharpton shed almost 200 lbs in such a short period of time? He talked about his massive transformation to the New York Daily News and also gave the Tom Joyner Morning Show a few exclusive details.

The New York Daily News reports:

There were 60 candles on the cake — but none of it in Al Sharpton’s stomach.

Even at his own birthday party at the Four Seasons this month, surrounded by the governor, the mayor and Aretha Franklin, the Rev didn’t take a bite of the sugary treat.

It’s not simply that he hasn’t had any sweets in years. He hasn’t had dinner in years, either.

Call it “the Al Sharpton Diet,” but this once-rotund reverend has dropped from 305 pounds to exactly 129.6 pounds. The precise weight was recorded this week on Sharpton’s bedroom scale at 5 a.m., when the man of the (much less) cloth begins his day.

Sharpton has shed 60% of his much-mocked weight — and he did it without surgery.

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