I know you all are giving me a big groan for this headline, but how could I resist a play on my favorite Wilson Phillips song? There was just no way. Forgive, forgive.
I recently had the opportunity to sit in on a conference call with Carnie Wilson, and the woman is fab. She was promoting her appearance on the Dr. Oz Show (it aired Feb. 4) and spoke candidly with the media, answering burning questions on the hot topic of her weight. She even dished the dirt on her meals that day (trust me, a very healthy diet). I was impressed to find out that despite the dramatics of the show, Carnie’s weight fluctuations haven’t been her “losing control,” although Dr. Oz did categorize her as morbidly obese. After dramatic weight-loss following gastric bypass surgery, she’s had two pregnancies, gained weight with those pregnancies (obvs!) and is now looking to get healthier. She’s also been rocking sobriety for more than five years now.
When asked how she felt when people say that Jessica Simpson is fat, Carnie hilariously responded, “Like throwing up.” She spoke candidly (and wasn’t afraid to toss around a swear word or two!) about the pressures women face to look a certain way and made a very valid point: You can be unhealthy even when you’re skinny. A good message to stop worrying about numbers and looks and to get healthy. If you missed her appearance on Dr. Oz, be sure to check her reality show, Carnie Wilson: Unstapled, on GSN.