Oprah Winfrey Shares Weight Loss Journey and Offers Advice

Oprah Winfrey Shares Weight Loss Journey and Offers Advice

Oprah Winfrey opened up about obesity and her withdrawal from using Ozempic during her own weight loss journey in front of a live audience in New York City as part of her The Life You Want series.


Oprah Winfrey’s issues with weight began in 1976 when she got her first ‘big job’ at age 22 when she weighed only 148 pounds. Subsequently, due to the immense pressure that was put on her, she began to pig out on things like ‘corn dogs,’ ‘chocolate chip cookies,’ and fast food from the mall food court to suppress her emotions and ‘numb her negative feelings.’

She was joined by obesity specialists Fatima Cody Stanford and Melanie Jay, CEO of Weight Watchers Sima Sistani, and psychologist Rachel Goldman.

Oprah added, ‘For those of us that are adipose storers, no matter how many times… You’ve all watched me diet and diet and diet and diet, it’s a recurring thing because my body always seems to want to go back to a certain weight… If I ate an apple pie at 11 o’clock at night, I would be two pounds heavier in the morning. I can’t eat after a certain time.’

Her weight soon soared to over 200 pounds, and she began trying ‘every diet known to womankind.’

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