Lisa Lampanelli's weight loss is the talk of the town, including a recent episode of The Dr. Oz Show. The comedienne revealed both what led her to choosing gastric sleeve surgery, and what's on her plate when she's out with friends these days.
In a Dr. Oz episode that aired Oct. 3, Lisa Lampanelli admitted, "I was such an overeater."
The problem became so great that the 51-year-old came to see her eating issues as an addiction, one that couldn't be solved with a typical diet plan.
"I tried every single thing imaginable — diet, exercise. I even bought a house on the health spa property and I still gained weight," Lampanelli told Dr. Oz.
"For 32 years, from 18 to 50, I tried everything on the planet, and once I had a clean slate with that I said, 'You know what? Nothing’s working for me. I’m going to treat this like the addiction that it is. I’m going to get this surgery and use it as a tool.' That’s all it is, a tool to help me get over it."
These days, just a few bites of any given food is about all Lisa Lampanelli can stomach.
"Now I get full quickly — at three, four bites, I have to stop," she shared of what's changed since undergoing the gastric sleeve surgery that removed 85 percent of her stomach. "I order food like a normal human being. If I’m out to lunch, I’m going to order three courses like everybody else. I'm not going to feel like some kind of freak. So I always order soup, dessert and a sandwich or whatever main course. But then the idea is you have to eat such a small portion of it and bring the rest home."
Noting that she's only consuming a few bites of each dish, Dr. Oz dared to comment Lampanelli's meals now look like something even he'd call a snack.
"You’re a skinny guy," the Queen of Mean shot back. "What can I tell you? You’re the people we hate."
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