Gabourey Sidibe Talks Weight-Loss Surgery: “I Love My Body”

Published: Wednesday 8th Mar 2017 by Nehemiah

The internet is buzzing over actress Gabourey Sidibe‘s amazing weight transformation.

After undergoing weight-loss surgery last year following a secret battle with depression and bulimia, the Academy Award nominated star is spilling all the details on her experience during the tumultuous time. It’s come in the form of her memoir ‘This Is Just My Face: Try Not to Stare.

Pics and quotes below…

In her book (which has been serialised by PEOPLE), Sidibe credits being diagnosed with type 2 diabetes as the reason for going under the knife.

‘I truly didn’t want to worry about all the effects that go along with diabetes. I genuinely [would] worry all the time about losing my toes.’

The choice has completely changed the way she treats food.

‘My surgeon said they’d cut my stomach in half. This would limit my hunger and capacity to eat. My brain chemistry would change and I’d want to eat healthier.’

She also doesn’t see her choice as an “easy way out.”

‘I wasn’t cheating by getting it done. I wouldn’t have been able to lose as much as I’ve lost without it.’

Though she always exudes confidence, the ‘Precious‘ star revealed she’s just realized she was ‘beautiful.’

‘It has taken me years to realize that what I was born with is all beautiful. I did not get this surgery to be beautiful. I did it so I can walk around comfortably in heels. I want to do a cartwheel. I want not to be in pain every time I walk up a flight of stairs.’

I really do like a gross ass bathroom selfie…..I gotta get my life.

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‘Anyone trying to convince me that I am — and it’s usually me — is wasting her time. I was in a war with my body for a long time. If I’d started treating it better sooner, I wouldn’t have spent so many years hating myself. But I love my body now.’

More power to her!

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  1. C March 8, 2017

    Why is she saying she loves her body if it was creating an unhealthy lifestyle for her and she needed to lose drastic amounts of weight? I’m all for body positivity but I’m also here for healthiness. Obesity shouldn’t be normalised. But fat-shaming shouldn’t be encouraged either. Needs to be a balance.

    • Chileplease (the first and only bih) March 8, 2017

      Do you want her to say she has low self esteem and hates herself? She’s saying her looks have nothing to do with why she got the surgery. It’s because she wasn’t healthy.

  2. Kwinzy March 8, 2017

    As someone who was heavy way back I understand the struggle of losing weight. She made a name for herself being big but good heath is more important. Keep pushin Gabby, witchyo cute ass face.

    • IIDONOTREPLY2TROLLz March 8, 2017

      I hear that completely despite our war with words. It clearly states that I should be aware of others life stories and personal upbringing when I have disputes on these social websites. Kudos to you too @kwinzy.

      • Kwinzy March 9, 2017

        Aww much respect!

  3. DanYiel Iman March 8, 2017

    I say congratulations Gabbie WerQ ya program Ma’am!! 💯❤️

  4. Liz K March 8, 2017

    Gabourey…you look and sound great. Keep up the good work of loving you!

  5. Casual-T March 9, 2017

    The consequences of obesity are real. I am glad Gabourey is acknowledging that. Weight loss isn’t always about looks.

  6. Tina Lord Roberts March 9, 2017

    We’re in this weird, and stupid, era of hyper sensitivity. People would rather push a “don’t fat shame” narrative and congratulate morbidly obese people for “loving” themselves than to tell the truth; that her size is like playing with death. Anyone who really cares about her should’ve pushed her for her to do something about her weight. Her size is/was not okay.

    • Starxavi March 9, 2017

      But isn’t that what she was saying ultimately. That she knew she was unhealthy and was worried about losing toes due to diabetes due to her obesity so she made a change and now she’s losing the weight and loving herself.

      • Teflon Boy March 9, 2017

        Yes, that’s what she’s saying now.., but for years it was ‘I love my size’, ‘I’m actually super healthy’ and ‘this is just my body’ type of statements that were where the denial came in.

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