Dolores admitted that she gained over 20 pounds in between seasons and that she turned to weight loss surgery to turn things around.
In an interview with Fox News, Dolores admitted, “I’m an anxiety eater… I didn’t realize what I was doing. I was eating so much and not working out. And if I was anxious, I would eat to the point where I would make myself sick. Which I’ve always done, but I was doing it more and more.”
She explained, “It was the busy schedule filming the show. I put my health on hold. I also had several businesses I was running. So I was eating on the run. And when I eat, I eat a lot. I enjoy it. But as you get older, you can’t eat the way you used to when you were 25 or even 35.” Thankfully one of those businesses she runs is a gym. Dolores continued, “So it’s all taken it’s toll on me. And I realized that I was eating so much that it just became a habit. I was making myself sick. I was eating so much. And I had a problem with portion control. Culturally, I’m Italian. So, it’s in my DNA to eat a lot and love it.”
She turned to a procedure called Obalon to drop the weight. Dolores explained how it works: “You swallow this capsule and it has a catheter at the end of it. After you swallow it, you get an X-ray of your stomach to make sure it’s in the right place.” She continued, “And then through the catheter, they blow it up with air. So, really the hardest part is swallowing it… Before you do the procedure, you’re given a placebo to make sure you can do it. And really that’s it… And it’s done three different times.”
I don’t blame wanting to drop the unwanted weight before shooting her third season. The Housewives can be ruthless. It would not be at all shocking if some of her enemies decided to come at her for her weight struggles just to get a story line.
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