Oprah Winfrey has shared her weight loss struggles with the world for years now. Who can forget the time Oprah detailed the way she lost approximately 67 pounds by going on a liquid protein diet, and dragged out onto the stage of her talk show a red wagon filled with more than 67 pounds of fat? Now, Oprah is revealing the secret to her 26 pound weight loss, reports the Daily Mail.
Oprah admits that she nearly starved herself all those years ago on the four-month long liquid protein diet in order to get into those size 10 jeans that she wore on stage of her famous talk show. Back then, as soon as Oprah allowed herself to begin eating food once more, she gained back a lot of weight. According to the publication, this time Oprah is giving kudos to Weight Watchers for helping the 61-year-old former talk show queen drop the pounds. Starting with five pounds dropped in August during her first week on the Weight Watchers program, Oprah’s weight loss eventually hit 15 pounds lost; now, she’s dropped 26 pounds.
Oprah shared her weight loss secrets via her O magazine, in which Oprah spilled the beans about the new workout that she calls her favorite exercise.
Oprah admitted that she had been resisting Weight Watchers for years, because Oprah didn’t want to have to attend Weight Watchers meetings. Winfrey also didn’t like the idea of having to count points, as is the mainstay of Weight Watchers’ philosophy. Nevertheless, Oprah said she got tired of jumping off and on the weight loss and weight gain bandwagon. Therefore, this time when Weight Watchers came a-calling to ask Winfrey to participate, Oprah not only did so, but she became a 10% investor in the Weight Watchers firm, reportedly a $43.2 million stake in the company.
Winfrey’s weight has swelled to as much as 237 pounds or more, with various diets sending Oprah’s weight up and down in the past. Oprah said that the low-carb, no-carb type of eating plan doesn’t work for her, because Oprah loves her breads and pastas. Winfrey’s 30-point Weight Watchers plan sounds similar to other eating plans that are popular these days, such as the ‘if it fits my macros’ plan. That type of eating plan focuses on certain amounts of fats, carbs and proteins that adherents eat on a daily basis.
Recently Oprah was photographed in Australia, where Winfrey took the stage for her “An Evening With Oprah” tour on December 2, in Melbourne. Winfrey wore a tight-fitting, mango-colored gown that was floor-length.
Meanwhile, Oprah’s best friend, Gayle King, has been enjoying Weight Watchers success as well. However, Gayle King did recently bemoan the fact that she gained 1.5 pounds after Thanksgiving, as reported by E!
Gayle King might not have dropped the 26 pounds that Oprah lost during her Weight Watchers stint, but King did drop 7 pounds in the six weeks that she has been on the Weight Watchers plan. The 60-year-old Gayle King admitted on Instagram that she had hit 167.5 pounds after already losing weight to get down to 166 pounds.
“Aaargh! I had gotten DOWN to 166.0 Hate when scale goes back UP…sticking with @weightwatchers tho-gonna blame thanksgiving.. WEEKEND. I remember when this was my crisis weight now just grateful!!”
However, Oprah and Gayle are sticking with Weight Watchers, with Oprah calling herself a bonafide convert to the Weight Watchers system. Another thing Oprah appears to love is Bob Cooley’s Resistance Flexibility and Strength Training (RFST). According to the “Genius of Flexibility” website, contracting and lengthening the muscles simultaneously helps flexibility. Oprah has said it helps her so much that she didn’t need the knee shots she considered getting and Oprah has started hiking once more.
The program has helped Oprah’s posture and alleviated her knee pain. The program finds Bob and RFST trainers attempting to stretch the limbs of their clients while they try to resist them; hence, the “resistance” part of the training.
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