Oprah Winfrey Participating in Food Culture

The 70-year-old says his views on food culture have changed over the years.

Popular talk show host Oprah Winfrey recently revealed that she takes weight loss drugs to control her weight, saying she regrets participating in diet culture and plans to „do better.” According to a statement, during an event titled 'Making the Shift: A New Way to Think About’, she said she was „done” with food culture and the „shame” that goes along with it. People magazine.

The 70-year-old said, „Many of us have internalized food culture and body standards that have caused us so much shame. We’ve been criticized, we’ve been scrutinized, we’ve been shamed, and we’ve been told that if we don’t meet a certain standard, we don’t deserve to be accepted or loved.

The legendary talk show host continued, „I know for sure, I’m done with it.”

The TV star said the goal of the debate is to stop scrutinizing the people around you and free yourself from that scrutiny. Alternatively, as Winfrey puts it, „stop judging other people for the way they choose to live” — which she admits is one of her „biggest regrets.”

She continued, „I’d like to admit that I’m a firm participant in this diet culture. I can’t tell you how many weight loss programs and makeovers I’ve done. They’ve been a staple since I’ve worked in television.”

„I shared that one of my biggest regrets was that famous 'Wagon of Fate’ moment on the Oprah show,” he said. Ms. Winfrey mentions a 1988 incident on her talk show in which she touted her weight loss and physically represented the pounds she lost by wheeling a wagon loaded with fat.

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„It sent a message that starvation with liquid food, set a standard for people to see that I or anyone else couldn’t live up to – I’ve said this before – and the very next day, I started gaining weight again,” she said.

The 70-year-old says his views on food culture have changed over the years. „So these conversations are an effort to do better for me. I’ve owned up to what I’ve done and now I want to do better, so after years of thinking I know now that the 'fat wagon’ moment has turned on. It’s my fault that I struggle with my weight,” she added. .

„It took me until last week to process the personal shame that my public yo-yo diet moments became a national joke,” the 70-year-old said.

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