Stand-up Comedian Lisa Lampanelli is perhaps in her best shape she could be, blurts her waist. People just couldn’t cease chattering about a terrific picture of hers which she posted on Instagram nearly after a year. Wanna know how many calories she burnt to accomplish that hourglass figure. A whopping 106 pounds! That is not just weight, but that is an entire person!
While talking to Touch Weekly, she said, “I’m officially a skinny b****!” This reveals that the Queen of Mean hasn’t lost it all yet (read a filthy mouth). Wanna know her secret? Read on.
Lisa’s Gastric Sleeve Surgery
Lampanelli said that from the age of 18 to 50, she had tried every single diet that came out. In fact, she bought a home health spa though it failed to push her metabolism to work faster. Lampanelli had once tipped the scales at 248 pounds and is now a sleek 142 pounds. It’s time to unravel the mystery! She went through gastric sleeve surgery in April 2012 to overcome her food addiction. In this surgery, three-quarters of her stomach was removed to create a small sleeve-shape stomach that was about the same size as that of a banana. To undergo this surgery means to feel full after just three to four bites of food, complete resistance to deadly eating disorders, emotional eating and constant hunger pangs.
The results were apparently so pleasing that Lisa’s husband who was a former nightclub owner, Jimmy Cannizzaro, underwent the same procedure two months after she went through it. Her husband lost 98 pounds post the surgery and reported that he feels like a new man. We can only imagine how many obese people out there are fantasising to go through this procedure right now.
Lisa’s Diet after Surgery
Lisa is no longer obsessed with food as she was before gastric sleeve surgery. “Now I get full quickly — at three, four bites, I have to stop. 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.”
Is it all in the surgery?
While the surgery is what has contributed majorly to the weight loss, there is a lot more to the story than just that. Lampanelli said that while the gastric-sleeve surgery reduced and reshaped the stomach to a quarter of its original size, she had to put in a lot of extra effort to maintain it. She prudently deals with her diet, her addiction issue and how she became overweight in the first place, and all this does not mean that one has to follow a special diet or follow a particular workout routine. All she does is to maintain the weight loss by following portion control and an active lifestyle.
Lampanelli had struggled with overeating because of emotional issues, of which, she says, she tries to take control. Because her need to consume more food is not dependent on physical hunger but emotional, it becomes even more difficult to manage.
What she does to manage lost weight?
The stand-up comedian admits to be constantly worried or concerned about regaining the lost weight. To cope with this anxiety, she attends emotional-eating workshops that keep her from backsliding. Her successful weight loss story is symbolic of the transformative power of weight-loss surgery so much that she is now an ambassador for the Weight Loss Surgery Foundation of America. The WLSFA is a non-profit charity that funds the weight loss surgeries for all those people who cannot afford it.