Dance Moms star Abby Lee Miller can’t help but flaunt her incredible weight loss, which has her down to a size 16 from a size 24!

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Abby Lee in February 2013 (left) vs. May 2015 (right).

So what’s her secret? We’ll give you a hint — it’s not from plastic surgery, a diet or even dancing the pounds off with exercise! The 48-year-old refuted rumors of lap-band surgery, telling People, “That would have been easy!”

Her slim-down was the result of several unfortunate incidents. First her mom was in the hospital battling colon cancer — “When you’re in and out of the hospital, that hospital food just makes you sick,” she says.

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Then, she lost air conditioning in her dance studio, and the heat caused her to lose her appetite. Shortly thereafter, while filming in Australia, Abby ran out of the pills she was prescribed to treat her recently diagnosed diabetes.

“I had to get a prescription refilled — lo and behold, there’s something different about that prescription in Australia,” she says.

“I would take this medicine and within an hour, I was vomiting like I was in fourth grade and had the flu or like I had food poisoning. It was awful. After I would throw up, I couldn’t even look at food for the rest of the day.

“So that is how I lost the weight. There’s no diet, there’s no exercise, there’s no this, there’s no that.”

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