Oprah Winfrey opens up about how being overweight made society treat her differently

Oprah Winfrey opens up about her weight journey

Oprah Winfrey has opened up about how being overweight impacted how people treated her. 

Oprah Winfrey on weight loss
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Obesity continues to be a major talking point all over the world. 

According to Our World in Data, 13% of adults in the world are obese and 39% of adults in the world are overweight. 

Sadly, being overweight can result in nasty comments from people and can even lead to some developing confidence issues. 

Oprah Winfrey has never shied away from talking about her weight struggles. 

In a recent interview with The State of Weight panel on 'Oprah Daily's The Life You Want' series, the Talk Show host said when she was dealing with her weight issues, the media 'exploited' her issues. 

"You all know I've been on this journey for most of my life," she said during the discussion. 

"My highest weight was 237 pounds. I don't know if there is another public person whose weight struggle has been exploited as much as mine over the years."

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Oprah went on to explain that when she weighed more than 200 pounds, people treated her differently. 

"This is a world that has shamed people for being overweight forever and all of us who have lived it know that people treat you differently, they just do," she said.

However, the media personality says her biggest struggle was the willpower to lose the weight. 

"One of the things that I've shamed myself about and was ashamed in the tabloids every week about for 25 years is not having the willpower.

"There is a distinction between mindset, which we're now hearing. The brain tells you a certain thing about how you process food versus the willpower."

Oprah is currently an ambassador for WW (formerly Weight Watchers) and revealed that she maintains her weight loss through eating right. 

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