YAS GIRL! Empire star Taraji P. Henson has been totally stunning fans with her amazing weight loss. And though she’s always been beautiful, it’s clear that she’s been putting in her time at the gym and shedding some pounds. Watch the video below to see her transformation!

Of course, we know Taraji plays Cookie Lyon on the hit Fox show, and back in 2015, her personal trainer sat down with In Style to reveal the secret to getting a “Cookie booty.” Mike T worked closely with the 47-year-old actress to burn fat and build muscle.

“Honestly, Taraji is very disciplined in the gym,” he said, unsurprisingly. “She’s the type of person that if you tell her she can’t do something, she’s definitely going to want to do it even harder. Her focus is second to none. She’s a warrior in the gym. I’ve never had anything that she’s backed down from — she’s a dream client.” 

Mike said Taraji has a regiment to keep her bum in tip-top shape. “She definitely loves squats,” he said. “It’s one of her favorites. She’s pretty much known for her derriere and we make sure that we maximize our workouts for that.” And if you want a booty like hers, Mike recommends you keep up with your lunges, squats, kickbacks, and deadlifts.

He also noted that a healthy diet goes a long way, even if you don’t work out at all. “The main thing to focus on when you don’t have access to a gym is your diet because eating properly can help you lose weight alone,” he said. Eating clean, raw foods, good carbs, and high-protein meals is what keeps Taraji looking so amazing!