Famed Actress Gabourey Sidibe (Precious) Gets Healthy

Talented actress Gabourey Sidibe who was first noticed in her break out role in “Precious” is living a new and healthier lifestyle after having bariatric surgery. Ms. Sidibe says that she has worked on her weight for over ten years with no success and decided to get the bariatric surgery done, cutting her stomach down to half the size of normal. Gabourey said that she had been diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes and “I just didn’t want to worry,” and “I truly didn’t want to worry about all the effects that go along with diabetes. I genuinely worry all the time about losing my toes.”

Famed Actress Gabourey Sidibe (Precious) Gets Healthy

Gabourey 33, had the surgery in May of 2016 and said that “I Love My Body Now” after struggling with depression, anxiety and bulimia. Gabourey recently wrote her first memoir “This Is Just My Face: Try Not to Stare.” She wrote that “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! My lifelong relationship with food had to change,” and added. “The surgery wasn’t the easy way out,” and “I wasn’t cheating by getting it done. I wouldn’t have been able to lose as much as I’ve lost without it.”

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Famed Actress Gabourey Sidibe (Precious) Gets Healthy

Gabourey’s whole lifestyle has changed since the surgery including teaming up with a nutritionist and getting a variety of exercise under the instruction of a trainer. Swimming and riding a tricycle on the set of her current endeavor, “Empire” keeps her busy and she explained “I have a goal right now, and I’m almost there,” she continued. “And then once I’ve got it, I’ll set another. But my starting weight and my goal weight, they’re personal. If too many people are involved, I’ll shut down.”

Congratulations Ms. Sidibe!

Written by Cheryl S

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