Oprah Winfrey reveals that she's lost "over 40 lbs." in a new Weight Watchers ad where she talks about how she still eats pasta, tacos and more
Oprah is down more than 40 lbs.!
“Since I’ve started Weight Watchers, I’ve lost over 40 lbs.,” Winfrey, 62, says in the ad. “I can honestly tell you, I struggle no more.”
Not only can she can still eat her favorite food — bread — the program allows her to indulge in other treats that would typically be off-limits on a diet.
“I’m eating everything I love — tacos, pasta. I’ve never felt deprived,” she says.
“Weight Watchers is easier than any other program I’ve ever been on,” she said in a press release shared with PEOPLE. “It’s a lifestyle, a way of eating and a way of living that’s so freeing. You never feel like you are on a diet and it works.”
“I would say to anyone who’s thinking of joining Weight Watchers: Take the leap. And get about the business of enjoying a fantastic and full life,” Winfrey says in the commercial.
She’ll share some of her favorite, Weight Watchers-friendly recipes in her new cookbook Food, Health and Happiness, out on Jan. 3, along with deeply personal stories about her weight loss journey.
Since joining Weight Watchers in August 2015, Oprah has been steadily dropping pounds. By January 2016, she had lost 26 lbs. through healthy eating. She also kicked up her exercise routine, vowing in May to log at least 10,000 steps a day.
“I try to do something every day that allows me to feel active, and I don’t make myself crazy about it,” she told PEOPLE. “I just know that movement and flexibility, particularly the older you get, is what makes you feel alive. So I don’t want to just be alive, I want to feel it.”