Beth Chapman is best known starring in the reality show “Dog the Bounty Hunter.” The actress and producer also made headlines for the dramatic physical transformation that she recently underwent. Here’s a look at her background and some secrets about how she was able to lose so much weight quickly.

Beth is the fifth wife of Duane "Dog" Chapman, who was the star of the “Dog the Bounty Hunter” series. Apart from the TV series, she also appeared on the cover of Playboy Magazine. According to a report by Married Biography, she recently lost about 50 pounds (22.68 kilograms).

Her weight loss meant that Beth was able to reduce her waist to an incredible 24 inches and hips to 32 inches. She was apparently determined to reduce her weight, and she is said to have achieved it through lifestyle changes like a healthy diet and exercise.

Beth’s diet included fruits and vegetables. Lettuce and cabbage are her favorite. She cut down on all the junk food and replaced them with whole grain cereals. She also started drinking lots of water.

A sample of Beth's diet has been posted on Style Craze, which should give the readers an idea about her typical day and eating habits. She has five meals per day that includes green tea in the morning after breakfast and again in the evening with snacks.

As for Beth’s workout routine, she always starts with a warm-up and then spends 5 minutes to cool down after all her exercises. The workout she does on a typical day includes bicycle crunches, regular crunches, Russian twist, leg raises, leg in and outs, leg up crunches, alternate leg kicks, high knees, burpees, mountain climber, stationary cycle, dumbbell flys, dumbbell press, bicep curls, tricep extension and wall push-ups.

While her physical transformation is commendable, the reality star has faced some challenges when it comes to her health. According to TMZ she has been diagnosed with throat cancer and has been undergoing chemo therapy. She was reportedly rushed to the hospital to remove the life-threatening tumor. Doctors believe the condition is very serios, but the actress is said to be responding well to the treatment.

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TV personalities Dog the Bounty Hunter (L) and Beth Chapman arrive at the 48th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 7, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Getty Images/Jason Merritt