The Senate

Kirsten Gillibrand’s Weight-Loss Tips

New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand is cruising to victory in November, so without a horserace to focus on, she gets to talk to magazines like Vogue about fun things like how she lost 40 pounds. How’d she do it? “I am going to recommend this to your readers,” she tells the magazine. “I had saved all my 4s and 6s from before I had children, but when I started this diet I said, ‘I’m going to give away all my clothes because I want to start fresh’ and I wanted to reward myself; if I ever get back to that size, I can buy new clothes. I gave away every stitch of clothing that I was not wearing. I started at a size 16, and now I am back at a 4/6.”