Gabourey Sidibe been busy losing weight and on the set of T.V. Show, Empire! According to Too Fab, Sidibe talks for the first time about her secret weight loss. In May 2016, she had a laproscopic bariatric surgery after her numerous attempts to lose weight through diet and exercise. She decided to have surgery after be diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes.
“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.”
“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. I’ll take it,” she continued. “The surgery wasn’t the 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.”
Sidibe loves her body now!
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