Lauren Manzo has previously dismissed her parents suggestion that she get lap band surgery. But her father Al had the procedure in 2008.
Lauren had the surgery in which a silicone bans is placed around the top part of the stomach to control food consumption on September 21, 2011 and lost 20 pounds during the next seven months. In May she dropped another 10 pounds by following a strict protein and vegetable diet and working out six days a week. She plans to lose 25 more pounds.
“Getting the lap band was the best thing I’ve ever done in my life,” she told Us. “When I first got it, I didn’t want to tell anybody. So many fans related to my struggle, I didn’t want to feel like I was letting them down.”
She also talks difficulties with the lap band. “You can only eat so much or you’ll throw up,” she tells Us Weekly. “I wanted to try and lose weight on my own so I decided to starting working out and I loosened the lap band.”
Lauren also talks her weight loss goals. “Hopefully by the end of summer I’ll be in a bikini,” she says. “I’ve never worn a bikini in my life!”
I can’t say that I’m mad at her. Trying to lose weight is a beast! Go girl.