OPRAH ‘CAN’T ACCEPT’ HERSELF IF SHE WEIGHED MORE THAN 200 LBSAugust 3, 2017
Oprah Winfrey has been very public about her weight struggles.
And while she is all about body positivity and accepting yourself for who you are, the media mogul revealed there is a limit to what she will tolerate before taking action.
“This whole P.C. about accepting yourself as you are — you should, 100 percent,” the 63-year-old told the NY Times before getting very frank about her health. “For your heart to pump, pump, pump, pump, it needs the least amount of weight possible to do that. So all of the people who are saying, ‘Oh, I need to accept myself as I am’ — I can’t accept myself if I’m over 200 pounds, because it’s too much work on my heart. It causes high blood pressure for me. It puts me at risk for diabetes, because I have diabetes in my family.”
In 2015, Oprah became a major stock holder in Weight Watchers and she says the organization has completely revolutionized her relationship with food.
“It’s a mechanism to keep myself on track that brings a level of consciousness and awareness to my eating. It actually is, for me, mindful eating, because the points are so ingrained now.”
Praise be, Oprah!