Carnie Wilson Gets Candid About Her Struggle With Food Addiction: 'I'm Definitely Up in Weight'

Wilson is trying to make healthy changes for herself and her family

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While Carnie Wilson admits to struggling with a food addiction – due in part to her “addictive behavior” – the Wilson Phillips star also battles ongoing stress, she has revealed.

“I’ve had so much stress in the last year so it’s really a struggle,” Wilson 43, told Fox News when asked about her weight. “I’m definitely up in weight. I’m looking forward to getting an exercise routine again.”

The girl group singer underwent surgery to control her weight in 1999, and opted to go under the knife again for lap-band surgery in 2012, when she struggled to keep the weight off after welcoming her second daughter, Luciana.

“After the pregnancies, I lost my focus,” she told PEOPLE at the time. “I reverted back to old habits.” Those included a weakness for cheese and mindless eating. I’d snack on my kids’ food, a scone, half a doughnut, cookies. One day I counted what I’d eaten-it added up to 2,300 calories!”

Now, Wilson focuses on improving her health by looking at it as a “daily decision.” Part of that includes knowing her limits.

“I always think I am one of the the millions and millions of people that struggles with an addiction to food,” she told FOX. “I don t know how to relax, that s my problem. I can t smoke a joint, I can t have a glass of wine because I want 10 joints and 10 glasses of wine. That’s my obsessive compulsive and addictive behavior.”

She’s also pushing to make healthy lifestyle changes for her family as a whole, limiting the amount of sugar her daughters have and telling them they can have dessert “once in a while,” but they have to trade a usual snack for fruit.

Not only is she focused on better eating habits, but Wilson is taking note from former Growing Pains star Tracey Gold’s – who she just switched places with on Celebrity Wife Swap.

“Roby and Tracey would take the four boys out walking every day, that’s a great goal to have,” she said. “I don’t know how many families do that, but s—, that’s a wonderful and healthy thing to do. So I’m trying to get the kids to do that.”

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