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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