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?