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Oprah Winfrey Quotations on Weight and Body Image

Updated on May 11, 2013

I can relate to Oprah when it comes to weight loss and body image. We both have struggled with weight. In 2006 Oprah made it to her goal weight of 160 pounds. She was proud of what she had accomplished. She was eating healthy foods, walking 10,000 steps every day, and avoiding starches. She felt great. However, in early 2007 her health began affecting her. She was not sleeping, she was tired all the time, she was irritable, and she felt like she was going to pass out any time she exercised. She eventually found out that she suffered from hypothyroidism. Her thyroid was causing a weigh gain and a slow metabolism. Luckily, her thyroid problem has stabilized and she was able to slowly begin exercising again. Now she tries to exercise one hour a day five days a week. She also eats healthy. Oprah says that, " My goal isn't to be thin. My goal is for my body to be the weight it can hold - to be strong and healthy and fit, to be itself. My goal is to learn to embrace this body and to be grateful everyday for what it has given me."

"You are responsible for your life."

"You are not the shape of your body."

"I finally realized that being grateful to my body was key to giving more love to myself."

"The big secret in life is that there is no big secret. Whatever your goal, you can get there if you're willing to work."

"Getting my lifelong weight struggle under control has come from a process of treating myself as well as I treat others in every way."

"Use what you have to run towards your best; that's how I now live my life."

My favorite Oprah Quote on Weight Loss and Body Image

"There is no easy way out. If there were, I would have bought it. And believe me, it would be one of my favorite things!"

Weight Loss Tips

  1. Start your morning with oatmeal. It is filling and fiber releases sugar slowly into your bloodstream.
  2. Drink green tea. This drink boosts metabolism and has a quarter of the caffeine of coffee.
  3. Add red pepper to meals. If you add it to a meal, on average, you will eat less at the next meal.
  4. Eat snacks smaller than a fist.
  5. Do not eat any foods within three hours of bedtime. You will sleep better.
  6. Be active for at least 30 minutes every day.
  7. Include weight bearing exercises like push ups, squats, etc. to build muscle mass.
  8. Eliminate as much sugar as you can from your diet. Replace sugar with spices like cinnamon.
  9. Include pine nuts in your diet. Pine nut oil can be added to salads, pine nuts can be eaten by the handful, or ground into a sauce over pasta. They curb cravings and burn belly fat.
  10. Dr. Oz recommends Raspberry Ketone Supplements. They help your body burn fat. It affects a hormone that tricks your body into believing its thin. It makes the fat cells give up their fat so that the cells shrink.


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    • Kimberly Vaughn profile imageAUTHOR

      Kimberly Vaughn 

      6 years ago from Midwest

      Thanks shiningirisheyes! I totally agree!

    • shiningirisheyes profile image

      Shining Irish Eyes 

      6 years ago from Upstate, New York

      This lady is truly wonderful for the negative "body images" the press, publishing and today's stars attempt to portray. She is a breath of fresh air for reality and letting young girls know that what they see in the rag magazines are not what that person actually looks like.

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