Lauren Manzo opened up about her pounds struggles in a new post on Instagram, sharing that just after taking away her lap band in 2020, she’s missing a whopping 50 lbs.
Alongside with a few of prior to and immediately after pictures, the former Authentic Housewives of New Jersey forged member spelled out her bodyweight decline journey to her fans and followers just before detailing her conclusion to have the band eradicated and admitting to applying a drug produced to treat diabetics.
“Idk why this is so difficult for me to write-up but…. I received my lap band eliminated a number of months just before the 1st photograph,” Lauren commenced in her February 26 submit, which provided pics from her daughter Markie‘s birthdays in 2020 and 2023.
“It’s no top secret I’ve struggled with my excess weight my whole everyday living. Not extensive following that photograph to the still left I decided I needed to get balanced not just bodily but mentally as properly,” she ongoing. “I started out to go to treatment, doing work out, started off to see a purposeful drugs health practitioner (thanks to you men for recommending purposeful drugs as an alternative of a gut well being dr) identified out what was going on to my system and by natural means healed anything from the root of the problem rather of masking it with prescription medication for IBS like a lot of medical professionals tried out performing.”
According to Lauren, she’s been following a gluten-totally free and dairy-no cost diet for around a 12 months — even although she hardly ever would’ve assumed she could have given people two factors up.
“It has adjusted my life majorly,” she defined. “I nevertheless have a prolonged highway ahead and want to shed far more excess weight/get into far better shape but I’m very pleased of how much I’ve appear because that very first picture in 2020. A single issue I can say for certain is having supportive family members & buddies who also enjoy food but constantly make certain to prepare dinner gluten [and] dairy free when I’m around or often do small issues like have gluten totally free crackers for me in their pantry has been crucial in assisting me get to the place I am.”
In the remarks segment of her submit, Lauren shared much more about her body weight loss as she took thoughts from admirers.
“Wow. Amazing.. what designed you remove your lap band?” one particular particular person asked.
“It slipped which is super perilous,” Lauren uncovered.
An additional individual accused Lauren of applying Ozempic.
“It’s termed Ozempic people… which is the ‘functional medicine’ doctor… wake up,” they wrote.
And in reaction, Lauren admitted to using Mounjaro.
“lol I have been on this journey for [three] yrs and misplaced 50 [pounds]. Began Mounjaro [one] months ago and have shed a lot less than [eight pounds] so far,” she shared. “So no… it’s not from Ozempic. But yes… I have jumped on the Mounjaro coach but that stubborn [eight pounds] does not take away from the 50 that I missing on my very own.”
According to Prescription drugs.com, Mounjaro is “a at the time-weekly injection that is Food and drug administration accredited to be applied to lessen blood sugar (blood glucose) in older people who have style 2 diabetic issues.”
In a different message, Lauren responded to anyone who praised her as “beautiful” and begged her not to “do anything” to her facial area.
“I guarantee I won’t…just my lips…maybe some Botox…thank God for [Ali] for preserving me from Botox so much,” Lauren wrote.
Subsequent the sharing of her in advance of and immediately after pictures, Lauren acquired aid from her mother, RHONJ alum Caroline Manzo, who reacted with a collection of purple heart emojis, a clapping emoji, and a palms-lifted emoji.
The Serious Housewives of New Jersey season 13 airs Tuesdays at 9/8c on Bravo.