Real Housewives Of New Jersey star Lauren Manzo has lost 80lbs.
The 35-year-old reality TV star is the daughter of Caroline Manzo, who has been feuding with her former costar Teresa Giudice for years.
Lauren said she spent many years trying to lose weight by exercising, dieting, going gluten free and even getting the lap band then the sleeve.
The wife of Vito Scalia got down only 50lbs and could not lose the rest of the weight,
But nothing worked for her as she still felt too big, which was harming her mental health, she explained.
Now she has told age Page Six’s Virtual Reali-Tea podcast that she has used a drug to lose that extra 30lbs. The star is on weight loss drug Mounjaro.
Weight loss journey: Real Housewives Of New Jersey star Lauren Manzo has lost 80lbs
With mommy in 2010: The 35-year-old reality TV star is the daughter of Caroline Manzo
‘I went gluten [and] dairy free over a year ago. I had the Lap-Band, I got it removed again. I got up to 208 pounds,’ Lauren, 35, explained.
‘So I went and I saw a functional medicine doctor.
‘They told me you need to be gluten, dairy, soy free. I couldn’t have cucumbers, eggs, potatoes, anything like that for months. And I’ve been gluten and dairy free for over a year now. I lost 50 pounds.
‘I couldn’t lose any more,’ Lauren continued.
‘And my pharmacist was like, “Well, I heard Mounjaro works,” and I’m like, “Oh, I’ll do anything.”‘
She shared that since February she lost 30 pounds from Mounjaro.
‘And I get it — people don’t like it, people don’t applaud it, people aren’t whatever, but it’s a shot in your stomach once a week, it’s the same as Ozempic.
In love: On MANZO’D WITH CHILDREN episode Do You Take, The Manzo Family? Lauren with husband Vito Scalia
In the center: Lauren said she spent many years trying to lose weight by exercising, dieting, going gluten free and even getting the lap band then the sleeve. But she got down only 50lbs and could not lose the rest of the weight. Sen with mom and Jacqueline, far right
‘And honestly, I really do believe that obesity and things like that — they are a major issue with people — it is causing mental health issues for me.
‘You guys have seen the struggle with this since I’m 20 years old, and it’s been really hard for me.’
‘I understand that people that are prediabetic or that are diabetic do need this, but I also do believe that [the Ozempic trend has] helped people [with food issues too],’ Lauren said on Thursday.
‘I mean, I’m not gonna lie, I feel like there have been times that I’ve been on the brink of an eating disorder or had issues myself. And this is the one thing — even above weight loss surgery — that has helped me a lot and cured me and mentally made me so much better. And I’m really grateful for it.’
So much work: But nothing worked for her as she still felt too big, which was harming her mental health, she explained
It works! Now she has told age Page Six’s Virtual Reali-Tea podcast that she has used a drug to lose that extra 30lbs. The star is on weight loss drug Mounjaro. Seen in 2010
Her mom said she could not understand why her daughter had weight on her: ‘She was working out like an animal [and] eating right’ but ‘she just could not lose weight.’
Caroline and her husband Albert Manzo joined RHONJ in 2009.
They have Lauren and sons, Albie and Chris.
They also had the spinoff series Manzo’d with Children from 2014 to 2016.
‘She had the Lap-Band — we had to have an emergency surgery because her stomach was all twisted,’ Caroline recalled.
‘Then she goes and gets the sleeve, which I was so against because she’s got half a stomach now.
‘And I’m like, ‘Don’t do the surgery.’ … Begged her not to do surgery. [Said], ‘There’s something hormonal going on. Something’s wrong with your body.’ …
‘I have never seen anybody work so hard to try and be healthy than this kid.’
Other RHONJ stars are on weight loss drugs: Dolores Catania is also on Mounjaro and Margaret Josephs is on a GLP-1 agonist.
WHAT IS MOUNJARO?
Mounjaro is an injectable prescription medicine that is used along with diet and exercise to improve blood sugar (glucose) in adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus, according to the company’s website.
It is not known if Mounjaro can be used in people who have had pancreatitis.
Mounjaro is not for use in people with type 1 diabetes.
It is not known if Mounjaro is safe and effective for use in children under 18 years of age, the site added.
Mounjaro is the newest diabetes drug that also triggers dramatic weight loss in people who inject it. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Mounjaro a year ago for patients with diabetes, according to UC Health.
FDA officials have not approved Mounjaro for weight loss yet, but Low Wang said they are fast-tracking consideration of the drug. That’s because clinical trials have shown that people who do not have diabetes but do have elevated body mass indexes (BMI) used lost considerable weight when they used Mounjaro.
An FDA recommendation regarding Mounjaro for weight loss could come by the end of this year.
In the approval for Mounjaro for people with diabetes, federal health officials said it works well for people with Type 2 diabetes. That’s the most common form of diabetes, and more than 30 million Americans suffer from it.
Like Ozempic and Wegovy, it’s an injectable medication, but Mounjaro differs in some key ways from the other new, popular diabetes medications.
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