Oprah Winfrey credited the Weight Watchers diet for her recent 15-pound weight loss.
Oprah discussed her lifelong struggle with weight on her first commercial for Weight Watchers (see video). Winfrey’s heartfelt revelations moved many Twitter fans to tears.
“Inside every overweight woman is a woman she knows she can be,” Winfrey said in the commercial. “Many times you look in the mirror and you don’t even recognize your own self because you got lost, buried, in the weight that you carry.”
Oprah, who once tipped the scales at 237 pounds, has lost and regained dramatic amounts of weight during the past three decades. Now 61, Winfrey urged viewers not to give up on their weight loss goals.
“Nothing you’ve ever been through is wasted,” said Oprah. “So every time I tried and failed has brought me to this most powerful moment to say, ‘If not now, when?’”
Oprah lost 26 pounds since August 2015 by following the Weight Watchers diet, Examiner reported.
“Weight Watchers has given me the tools to have accountability to myself,” said Winfrey.
The Weight Watchers program focuses on portion control, mindful eating and a point system that enables dieters to keep track of their caloric intake.
Winfrey is thrilled with her 15-pound weight loss, but said she has finally made peace after years of hating her body.
“All the years I dieted, complained, and was less than satisfied with my shape have yielded to a new perspective, an appreciation for the body that’s brought me this far,”Oprah wrote in O, The Oprah Magazine. “I’ve spent too many years resisting, neglecting and negating my body.”
Oprah, who once pined for Diana Ross’ fat-free hips, no longer worries about being skinny, but about being strong and healthy. Winfrey is through beating herself up because of her weight and vowed to enjoy each day no matter what the scale says.
“You get one chance to be 25, 38, 44, 61 and every age before and between,” said Oprah. “Why wouldn’t you want to experience all the wonder in each step on your path?”
The self-made billionaire shared her secrets for happiness and success in her self-help book, Oprah: 40 Inspirational Life Lessons And Powerful Wisdom.