Oprah Winfrey Opens Up About Struggling w/ Obesity & Feeling Like Weight Loss Drugs Were 'The Easy W
Oprah Winfrey Opens Up About Struggling w/ Obesity & Feeling Like Weight Loss Drugs Were 'The Easy Way Out'
Media powerhouse Oprah Winfrey is (seemingly) team natural weight loss.
Recently, Oprah Winfrey sat down for a conversation about obesity during her panel, Oprah Daily's 'The Life You Want Class: The State of Weight.'
Amid the discussion, which featured some of today's top medical experts, she opened up about her own journey to healthy living and how she views fat-reducing drugs, such as Ozempic, Wegovy, Monjuvi - among others - as a cheat method.
Also known as semaglutide, Ozempic is an FDA-approved medication that is used to treat adults with type 2 diabetes. One of the upsides for most users is that it not only lowers blood sugar levels but serves as a slim-down aid.
Oprah Winfrey, an investor and board member of fitness company WeightWatchers, told the audience,
"Shouldn't we all just be more accepting of whatever body you choose to be in? That should be your choice."
The 68-year-old continued by alluding that her double knee surgery made her think about the direction of bettering her health.
"Even when I first started hearing about the weight loss drugs, at the same time I was going through knee surgery, and I felt, 'I've got to do this on my own.' Because if I take the drug, that's the easy way out."
Further in the chat, Winfrey revealed:
"I had knee surgery in August, and then I had another knee surgery in November. When I came home the first time, I literally could not lift my leg. I couldn't lift my heel off of the bed, and I vowed if I was ever able to get up, walk around, and move again, that I would take advantage of movement, exercise, and of being able to be fully in my body."
The talk show legend recalled her highest weight being 237 pounds when speaking of the adversity she's faced maintaining her appearance in and out of the headlines. However, in her older age, Winfrey said she's embraced the beauty of keeping her body on the go.
"As I was rehabilitating [from knee surgery], I started hiking. Every day, I tried to hike more and do more. My appreciation for every organ and every limb has expanded exponentially."
Throughout the years, Winfrey has been very vocal about her weight fluctuation. She's been affiliated with WeightWatchers since 2015.
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