Mama Oprah has been vocal throughout her entire career when it comes to her struggles with weight. In a recent interview with the New York Times, the billionaire opened up about how she feels about her wight. She explains that at her age, being over 200 pounds is ‘unacceptable’.
‘For your heart to pump, pump, pump, pump, it needs the least amount of weight possible to do that,” Winfrey, 63, tells The New York Times magazine. “So all of the people who are saying, ‘Oh, I need to accept myself as I am’ — I can’t accept myself if I’m over 200 pounds, because it’s too much work on my heart. It causes high blood pressure for me. It puts me at risk for diabetes, because I have diabetes in my family.”
While the 63 year old is at peace with never being ‘skinny’ again, she still expresses her determination to be in total control of her body; something she was finding very difficult to do when she was heavier.
“This whole P.C. about accepting yourself as you are — you should, 100 percent. [Winfrey interjects that Weight Watchers is part of her acceptance] It’s a mechanism to keep myself on track that brings a level of consciousness and awareness to my eating. It actually is, for me, mindful eating, because the points are so ingrained now.’’
Her love for Weight Watchers is what keeps her on track.
“This has been the easiest process that I’ve ever experienced. At no time during meals do I deprive myself.”