Oprah Winfrey is once again opening up about her struggles with her weight and she keeps it real! ‘After spending literally years on more diets than I care to count, I finally made the shift from dieting to a lifestyle change’ Winfrey said. The 63-year-old media mogul has never been shy about her struggle with weight loss and her most recent interview was no exception.
While speaking with the New York Times Magazine for a piece called, “Losing It in the Anti-Dieting Age,” Winfrey said she’s all about self-acceptance, but has her limitations when it comes to her weight and how it affects her health.
“This whole P.C. about accepting yourself as you are — you should, 100 percent,” says Oprah. “[But] for your heart to pump, pump, pump, pump, it needs the least amount of weight possible to do that. 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.”