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Lauren Manzo Reveals “Getting The Lap Band Was The Best Thing I’ve Ever Done”

June 18, 2012 02:00 PM by Megan Thompson

Lauren Manzo has struggled publicly with her weight on the hit Bravo show, The Real Housewives Of New Jersey. Especially in this season, Lauren has tried several diets to lose the weight. Keep reading to find out why this 26 year-old chose to get the lap band procedure.

Viewers have cringed this season when Caroline Manzo, Lauren’s mom, has referred to her daughter as a chunk-a-munk and other chubby names. Even Lauren’s dad called her the fat girl in high-school. With all the teasing from her family and haters of the show, Lauren was desperate to lose the weight. Lauren even tried the all egg-white diet this season – can you even imagine?

All the fat jokes and mean Twitter comments took a toll on the young girl. How could it not? “I got up to 185 pounds. I couldn’t look in the mirror,” Lauren reveals to US Weekly. After realizing the weight was causing her to be in a deep depression, Lauren decided to look into the lap band procedure.

This past September, Lauren had a band placed around the top part of her stomach to help her lose weight. In just seven months, Laurent lost over 20 pounds. At first Lauren was apprehensive to share that she had chosen to go the surgery route, she feared she would let her fans down. Now, Lauren is proud to share her weight struggle and why the lap band procedure was the right decision for her. The lap band isn’t magic, Lauren still has to work out and eat healthy in order to get to her goal wait of 120 pounds 

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6 Responses to “Lauren Manzo Reveals “Getting The Lap Band Was The Best Thing I’ve Ever Done””

  1. Lynn Says:
    June 19th, 2012 at 11:32 am

    Way to go Lauren!You are beautiful.Wishing you much success with your weight loss.You can do it!

  2. jessica Says:
    June 19th, 2012 at 1:37 pm

    Lauren.. I’m happy for you that you’re loosing, but did you try HCG homeopathic only… (drops and menu) before you did surgery? I’ve lost 35 lbs in 5 months..slower, but it will stay off because I have changed my lifestyle of eating…The lap band does not change your eating habits, you do! If you learned to “eat to live, and not live to eat”, your life will be a lot more simple.Eating lean is the way to loose and maintain your weight…My friend had the lap band, she went back to her old eating habits and gained the weight back AND the band broke!!! Try to eat only protein, veggies and simple fruits. That’s what works. No oil, pasta, bread, butter, alcohol…just the good foods. I heard someone says once and I liked it…was, “eat like a gorilla” ,meaning just greens, protein and fruits. I think you are adorable no matter what and I wish you all the luck and will power in the world. YOU HAVE TO WANT IT THO…REEEAAAALLY WANT IT to change your lifestyle and stick with it. Heart you…Jessica in California

  3. RainyDayzBaby Says:
    June 25th, 2012 at 2:49 am

    The Manzo family (especially the kids) are trying VERY hard to get as much face time as possible. Could care less about Laurens weight loss craziness. She seems like a very disgruntled young woman – much like her mother. The Manzo kids, and their token gay friend, seem to pitter patter behind mama as much as the cameras allow. Why do they need to be on a housewives reality show to such an extent? Maybe Bravo should give them there own show, since they seem to be so hell bent on cramming them down our throats!

  4. Lauren Says:
    September 14th, 2012 at 6:14 am

    I think everyone is way too hard on Lauren. Her mother doesn’t stick up for her nearly as much as she sticks up for her mother. I am also going to have the lap band surgery done, I have been going through many of the same things when it comes to weight loss. GO LAUREN!

  5. Jodi Says:
    October 26th, 2012 at 11:49 am

    Lauren looks great and looks very happy. She obviously did the right thing. SOmetimes all the fitness in the world doesn’t work and you have to go to drastic measures. She did and it worked out. I’m so happy for her.

  6. P Says:
    November 7th, 2012 at 4:35 pm

    Very sad. Instead of investing in a personal trainer, Lauren decides to get surgery…dont congratulate her on weight loss success, someone as young as she is can lose weight naturally, if only she worked harder and put in as much effort as finding those stupid diets. LAZY to the max. Its her decision to get surgery, but as for supporting her in anything she does, she lost all credibilty with me.


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