In the April edition of ‘Good Housekeeping’, which goes on sale on 1st March, Oprah Winfrey (63) discloses her weigh related issues and how they affected her thoughts and actions:
“[My weight] has been the go-to comfort for me. You use it as your coat and your shield, and it keeps you from doing things.
“You don’t have to go to that party because you don’t have a dress to wear and nothing is going to fit you.
“But the wonderful thing for me is that I reached a point where I no longer wanted to hide.
“I know that sounds strange for somebody who is
in the public eye, but it was my shield and my shame.”
Oprah is a Weight Watchers spokesperson and recently successfully lost 3 stones by following the company’s diet regime. Speaking to Weight Watchers earlier this year she said:
"I lost at a steady pace and then went through this whole summer without losing a pound. That was OK because I was so happy with my life. There was no longer a sense of urgency to just lose the pounds; there was now a strong desire to be fully present and savour every meal. I focused on what I was eating and appreciating my life. Isn't that what everyone is looking for?"
Commenting on how weight loss has affected her, Oprah said told Good Housekeeping: “Now I feel liberated. It’s the thing I have been looking for my whole life - to feel a sense of freedom.
“The taste of freedom, there is nothing better than that.”