“People who say, ‘She’ll put the weight back on’ — they’re right,” the media mogul, 62, tells PEOPLE. “I will if I don’t manage it. It’s not like I’m home free.”
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“This has been the easiest process that I’ve ever experienced,” she says.
It helps that Winfrey can have all of her favorite foods — including bread, potato chips and wine — as long as she doesn’t eat too much of them.
“I can eat anything I want; I just can’t eat it at the same time,” Winfrey says. “Which is the entire philosophy of life: You can have it all. You just can’t have it all at the same time.”