Doctor Oz & Wendy Williams
Daytime talk show host Wendy Williams is known for her catchphrase, “How you doin’?” But she has some surprising answers to her own question. Learn about Wendy Williams sneak eating and the Mommy Makeover she said helped her jump start a healthy lifestyle.
Dr Oz: Wendy Williams Outspokenness
After Wendy taught Dr Oz how to pronounce her catchphrase, he asked her about her brave, tell-it-like-it-is style. She credited her parents and siblings, who were all very talkative. She was raised to get to the point so she wasn’t interrupted.
“I’ve always been a ‘say it like you mean it’ kind of girl,” she said.
Dr Oz: Wendy Williams Body Image
Wendy Williams projects an air of confidence, but at age 12 she was 5’8” and 150 pounds. She feels that she has a larger than average bone structure, but Oz pointed out that she was still probably taller than all her classmates.
Williams said that she does not look back at herself as fat, but she did not always fit in with her peers.
“It is probably one of the main foundations of who I am today. I walk tall and I stand high,” she said.
Dr Oz: Wendy Williams Sneak Eating
Wendy opened up about her lifelong relationship with food, which she called “messy.” She was on her first diet in 1st grade. No one else in her family struggled with the body image she did.
She admitted that she would sneak leftovers out of the family fridge, and loved to sneak candy in because her parents were trying to control her healthy diet.
These days, “my favorite food is the food I eat by myself,” she said of her habits. She did not think of it as Sneak Eating anymore, because she is not ashamed to admit her indulgences.
At 175 pounds, Wendy said she is happy with where her body is now.
Dr Oz: Wendy Williams Mommy Makeover Surgery
Wendy recalled her pregnancy, during which she gained 103 pounds. She said she was very disappointed with her post-pregnancy weight. To get a jump start, she went for a Mommy Makeover surgery, with breast surgery, a tummy tuck, and liposuction.
Her plan was to let the weight loss spur her into a new, healthier lifestyle. That was 12 years ago, “and I’m thinner now than I was before that.”
In the past, she admits she was a yo-yo dieter. She has tried everything from the Gum Diet to the Chef Salad Diet. She also admitted to drastic measures such as throwing up her food, which she said only helped her maintain, not lose weight.
Dr Oz: Yo-Yo Dieting & Enlarged Heart
Wendy remembered a National Enquirer story from back in the day about a star’s binging and purging habits, which caused her teeth to rot.
Doctor Oz explained that yo-yo dieting is bad for the internal organs. Wendy wiggled her hands into some purple gloves to take a look at two hearts. An enlarged heart can be the result of yo-yo dieting or extra weight, because high blood pressure thickens the heart muscle.
She said that she is committed to living a healthy life as she approaches the end of her 40s.