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How YOU Doin’? Wendy Williams Talks Going From Almost 200 Pounds To 175 Recently, And Past Weight Struggles
Wendy Williams took a moment from doing all of the interviews to actually be interviewed, and this time, by Dr. Oz. She opened up to the famed TV doc about her huge weight loss since last year, and how sneak eating many unhealthy foods when she was young allowed her weight to skyrocket over the years.
During the interview she discussed growing up in New Jersey as a young woman and having her parents restrict the type of foods she could eat. No high fatty foods and no seconds. But little did her parents know that what they kept her from eating, she would often sneak in the house, under her bed, and eat when no one was looking.
“I would always sneak in the refrigerator and eat seconds and underneath my bed – you know, I had my own bedroom – it was littered with Twinkie wrappers and Jolly Rancher wrappers. And I would sneak eat, because I was denied food.”
Fast forward to the adulthood and the last few years and Williams says that her weight was climbing again. With the age of 50 coming around the corner, she decided she needed to do better for herself. Williams decided last spring that she was going to try and eat healthier, and since then, she cut out the really bad foods and only allows herself sweet treats from time to time:
“It’s funny because I wasn’t a gorilla before. I lost maybe 20lbs. I weigh 175, I told you when I got on the scales it was 195 and then you know I was like ‘Okay, I’ve got to get ready for my fiftieth birthday and that was last May.”
“I said that but I don’t turn 50 for a year and a half, but my metabolism is slower. Fifty, I can see that as one of those milestones that makes you want to jump off a building.”
“It might not be right for everybody, but I am perfect the way I am right now. I weigh 175 pounds. I am very accepting of my height and weight and where I am probably for the first time steadily in my life. I feel good.”
She also offered a few tips on what you can substitute your favorite high fat, high salt, and high sugar foods out for:
“Cut out a few things from your diet, you’re going to notice the difference in how you look. It’s not going to happen overnight. Stop eating full-fat chocolate bars. Grab yourself two SnackWell’s cookies instead of eating the Entenmann’s. Kale chips instead of potato chips.”
On a sidenote, Wendy Williams is 6’0″ and as a fellow tall woman, I know how easy it is to pack on the pounds and not even realize it’s getting that bad. So kudos to her for being able to drop 20 pounds, and to be able to do so in her older age, because that’s usually when it’s toughest. Kudos to her!
Can you tell the big difference in her size?
When you are in a rush, it’s easy to skip cooking dinner and resort to grabbing take-out meals for your family instead. But not all parents do this out of laziness or exhaustion from a long, rough day at work. There are times when healthier dining-out options for children do not seem readily available to the unclothed eye. Hopefully this list of kid-friendly, health-conscious restaurants will ease your fears.
Want to see the aisles of a grocery store through the eyes of a nutritionist? Here are 14 ingredients found in many of the foods you’re probably picking up, that health experts wouldn’t lay a hand on.
I once read in a fitness magazine that 80 percent of weight loss is dependent on what you eat. So, even if you work out like crazy, if you’re still eating a lot of junk, that work out is naught. So, when I came across Julia Austin’s article on eating healthy on a budget, and she suggested buying foods with multiple purposes, a few examples came to mind. So, here are 9 healthy food substitutions that could help you with your weight loss goals.
As the colors outside shift, so do those in the grocery store produce section. You’ll start seeing fruits and veggies that you perhaps don’t know what to do with—or maybe you lost all your recipes for them from last spring! The fact is you should be enjoying produce when it is in season because hat’s when it’s at its best! So here’s your guide to the colorful, fiber-ful goodies at your local market.
We could all use a little encouragement to keep more produce in the house. But if your knowledge on what to do with it is limited, you’ll end up buying pricier, pre-made dishes with your favorite veggies. Save your money, and do it yourself with these 14 different ways to cook almost any vegetable.
The scariest thing about switching to a healthier lifestyle is thinking you have to kiss your favorite foods goodbye, forever. But there are actually healthy varieties of almost every “junk food” that still maintain all the aspects of your favorite fatty foods, minus the guilt.
As another year on the fitness calendar has ended, researchers and nutritionists have picked apart 2012’s diet trends to tell us which ones should be ditched, which ones should prevail, and which ones are just in need of a little adjustment. Here is what to expect of diets trends for 2013.
Timing is everything in life, and that includes when you eat. Maybe you only consume 1,500 calories a day, but if you have them all in one sitting, you’ll find your weight oddly fluctuating. Maybe you eat perfectly healthy foods, but you eat them at odd hours when your metabolism just isn’t ready for any kind of food. To get the timing right, here are 14 tricks to keep a proper eating schedule.
You learned to make the transition from chicken fingers and grilled cheeses to asparagus and steamed fish as you became a health and weight-conscious adult. Now we’re going to push you a bit further on your fit and fabulous journey. The foods listed here may sound — and look — sort of odd, but we have faith that you can learn to love these even stranger, but super healthy foods if for no other reason that they will do your body real good!