Gone are the days when exercise and avoiding food is the only way to loose weight. Technology have evolved, these days you can very easily loose weight with the help of surgeries known as bariatic surgery. These surgery are very common among celebrities.
Here are 5 incredible weight lose surgery stories of celebrities:
Story # 1
Sharon’s children Kelly and Jacked have shared Sharon’s struggle with weight; a war Sharon once attempted to wage through lap band surgery. Sharon found that the lap band surgery was an ineffective procedure, because it did not force her to make the much-needed changes. In a blog, Osbourne writes that, “The band was not the solution to my weight struggles, as I had hoped it would be. It was just like everything else, you find a way around it. I found out that if I had a glass of wine, it loosened it up and I could eat whatever I wanted, so it became redundant.”
In an interview with Entertainment Tonight, Osborne expanded on her complicated relationship with food, saying that “I felt like such a cheat when I had that band on my stomach, and people are saying, ‘You look wonderful! We all have our own little addictions that we do not in moderation but too much, and mine is food. I mean, I am a food addict.”
Since having her lap band removed, Osbourne’s weight has fluctuated- however, as she noted, weight loss surgeries are only effective when used in combination with healthy diet and exercise. As such, Osbourne has taken the initiative to do just that, and has lost 30 pounds since the removal of her lap band, which she credits to the Atkins diet. “My goal in partnering with Atkins is to get healthy and of course to feel better,” Osbourne explained on The Doctors.
After being diagnosed with Type II Diabetes in 2003 (a common complication of overweight/obesity), Randy Jackson opted for gastric bypass surgery. Since his procedure, Jackson has succeeded in losing 110 lbs, thanks to reduced stomach volume, healthy diet, and exercise. In an interview with The Doctors, Jackson explained that “I look back at the first couple of seasons [of ‘American Idol’] and ask myself what was going on. It’s a great reminder to me to show how far I’ve come.”
Like many overweight and obese adults, Jackson’s battle with food began in childhood.
“I’m from the lovable ‘Dirty South,’ where everything is fried. Every dish starts with a stick of butter and a cup of sugar. And that’s only for the veggies.” Jackson told The Doctors that his diabetes diagnosis was the wakeup call he needed to get serious about his weight. “I realized a lot of things that can happen if you don’t manage it.”
In an interview on the Today show, Jackson spoke about his book, Body With Soul, detailing his weight loss journey. “It’s not easy, and it’s a continued struggle. That’s part of why I wanted to write the book, as an inspiration to people and say, ‘Hey, listen. It can happen to anybody. It happened to me, no matter how much money, no matter what I do, I’m still just like you.’”
After struggling with her weight for most of her life and throughout her career in entertainment, Rosie O’Donnell underwent gastric sleeve surgery in 2013. O’Donnel told People that “Everyone has to approach it in a way that feels right with them, [but] once you have the surgery, it’s not a magic pill. It’s still hard. You have to risk your life, and you’re in severe discomfort for a couple of months, and it forces you to modify your behavior when you haven’t been able to before.”
O’Donnell suffered a heart attack in 2012- a complication of her longtime struggle with overweight and obesity. “I think, for me, always having a weight issue and struggling with weight my whole life, to the point I had a heart attack that almost killed me and [until] the doctor said, ‘You have to do this,’ I don’t think I would have done it ever,” she said.In an interview with Variety, O’Donnell said that her heart attack forced her to put her weight into perspective and recognize that her health had become an issue. “When you have a heart attack and almost die, it kind of puts things in perspective instantly, and it did for me. I was 230 pounds. I was morbidly obese.I never knew what the feeling of full was. I never knew what the feeling of hungry was either. If it was there, I’d eat it.”
Story # 4
Star Jones told Matt Lauer that it took her time to accept her weight and acklowedge that it had become a major health issue. “I wasn’t full-figured. I wasn’t plus-size. I was morbidly obese. I never thought I would be in front of a camera and say those words. I was morbidly obese. I needed to forgive myself for being such a smart girl and so stupid when it came to something like my health.”
Before undergoing surgery, Jones explained that “I couldn’t walk the stais. I couldn’t walk the airport length without having to stop and catch my breath. My greatest fear was that I would die in my apartment alone from a stroke or a heart attack – too big to get to the phone. And I made up my mind that whatever it took, I was gonna lose that weight.”Although Jones’ surgery was initially effective, the weight began to return in 2015 after letting old habits creep in. Jones penned a first-person essay for Glamour magazine, discussing her long struggle with emotional eating. “Whenever I felt lonely, a Double Whopper with cheese became my friend. If I felt sad, six strips of bacon made me feel better.”
After her husband (who was also overweight) was diagnosed with weight-related health complications, Lisa Lampanelli decided she needed to confront her weight and take control of the situation. In an interview with Bethenny Frankel, Lampanelli says that “I said, ‘This is the time’….The size I am right now is the size I was always meant to be.”
In an interview with InTouch, Lampanelli discussed her 106 lb weight loss, which she attributed to gastric sleeve surgery and a renewed focus on healthy eating and portion control-reinforced by the procedure. “I have to figure out my addiction issue and how I even got overweight in the first place,” Lampanelli explained, “I was such an overeater. Now, I get full quickly – at three, four bites, I have to stop. I’m keeping a close watch. I don’t want to gain again.”
In an interview with Dr. Oz, Lampanelli said that “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.”