Dr. Mehmet Oz is criticizing Giuliana Rancic for her weight loss, which resulted in a social media uproar after she wore a shoulder-bone-exposing attire and posted additional photos of herself looking extremely slim. The TV talk show host, who is a cardiologist, told Us Weekly that he feels she definitely is too thin.
Dr. Oz’s comments about Giuliana’s weight were prompted by her appearance on the Dr. Oz Show.
“Trust me, I don’t want to lose weight,” Rancic insisted in response to accusations that she had an eating disorder such as anorexia. “I don’t think it looks attractive.”
As to why she is so thin despite her denials, Dr. Oz listed some possible reasons as well as a “prescription” for weight gain.
“She’s on Tamoxifen because of the cancer and she will be on that for a while,” explained Dr. Oz. Rancic previously battled cancer, and the TV talk show host noted that the medication can result in weight loss.
“But it does cause you to lose some weight, plus she has a fast metabolism, plus she has scoliosis. All those things that make her look even thinner than she really is, but there’s no question that she’s too skinny.”
Giuliana has expressed her frustration with those who say that she have an eating disorder.
“I have never had an eating disorder. I wanted to be very clear about that. In fact, I eat a lot. People always love to tweet: ‘Eat a burger.’ I eat burgers. It’s not working.”
But a burger binge isn’t Dr. Oz’s prescription for the 40-year-old TV personality.
“She actually needs to put on some muscle mass,” he declared.
To do so, Dr. Oz recommended that Giuliana focus on everything from yoga to weight-lifting.
“This means her workouts can’t be on a treadmill. She needs to do yoga, Pilates, weights, strength-training. She needs to build up core muscle. That muscle will give you a little bit of a buffer. When you look at people who are really skinny, they are so frail that it risks their health.”
Moreover, he cautioned, he was aware that Giuliana had lost significant weight after her cancer diagnosis.
“She was actually bigger when she was diagnosed and I’ve done her show and I’ve talked to her many times. She needs to get back to that and she knows it,” said Dr. Oz firmly.
As the Inquisitr reported, Giuliana expressed her anger about the eating disorder accusations that were posted on social media.
“They were accusing me of every eating disorder. I thought to myself, ‘God, if someone really thought I had an eating disorder, what a horrible way to approach it.'”
As far as Dr. Oz’s prescription for Giuliana, he described his own routine as proof that it doesn’t need to take long, reported Yahoo! News.
“I actually do a seven-minute workout every morning, seven minutes!” revealed Dr. Oz.
“It’s sun salutation yoga. I prefer that to walking, though walking 10 minutes 3 times per week is proven to make an incredible difference in your overall longevity in life. But for the 7-minute workout, I recommend sun salutations or tai chi, something that forces you to stretch yourself, get your heart rate up a little bit so you get a little breathy, but at the same time allow you to build up your strength. So I do sun salutations with pushups and sit ups in between them for 7 minutes.”
[Image Via Dr. Oz Show]