October 07, 2012 06:08 PM by Donna W. Martin
Celebrity Apprentice contestant, Lisa Lampanelli is best known as the plump funny stand-up comedian who loves to spout insults. But thanks to weight loss surgery that decreased the size of her stomach and limited food intake, Lisa has lost a whopping 80 pounds.
According to CNN, Lisa admits her problem with food, “I was such an overeater,” whose weight rose to 248 pounds at one point.
Lisa tried to lose weight for 32 years but nothing worked for the sharp-tongued comedian. She told Dr. Oz in an interview on October 3, “I tried every single thing imaginable – diet, exercise. I even bought a house on the health spa property and I still gained weight. For 32 years, from 18 to 50, I tried everything on the planet, and once I had a clean slate with that I said, ‘You know what? Nothing’s working for me. I’m going to treat this like the addiction that it is. I’m going to get this surgery and use it as a tool. That’s all it is, a tool to help me get over it.”
Post surgery and 80 pounds lighter, Lisa, 51 and a size 12 says she’s a different person. “Now I get full quickly – at three, four bites, I have to stop.” Now empowered to make better food choices, she says, “I order food like a normal human being. If I’m out to lunch, I’m going to order three courses like everybody else. I’m not going to feel like some kind of freak. So I always order soup, dessert and a sandwich or whatever main course. But then the idea is you have to eat such a small portion of it and bring the rest home.”
Lisa finally beat the battle of the bulge with weight loss surgery. But according to The Inquisitr, she didn’t lose her sharp wit along the way. When Dr. Oz commented on her portion size for a normal meal saying it looked more like a snack to him. Lisa sounded off with, “You’re a skinny guy. What can I tell you? You’re the people we hate.”
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