Lisa Lampanelli was known as a comic who was big, funny, and mean. Now she’s just funny and mean.
The comedian and Celebrity Apprentice contestant shocked many followers last month when she showed off her 80-pound weight loss and this week spoke about what it finally took for her to attack her weight issues head on.
As Zap2It noted, Lisa Lampanelli finally decided to treat her food problem like the addiction that it is. Appearing on The Dr. Oz Show this week, she talked about her decision to undergo gastric sleeve surgery, which makes a patient’s stomach smaller to limit food intake.
Lisa Lampanelli said:
“I tried every single thing imaginable – diet, exercise. I even bought a house on the health spa property and I still gained weight. 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.”
But now, the comedian says she is empowered to make better food decisions.
“I order food like a normal human being,” Lisa Lampanelli said. “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.”
Though she lost weight, Lisa Lampenelli hasn’t lost her sharp sense of humor, People noted. When Dr. Oz said that her normal meal looks like a snack to him, she quipped, “You’re a skinny guy. What can I tell you? You’re the people we hate.”