Lauren Manzo Shows Off 50-Pound Weight Loss, See Pic
Lauren Manzo Opened up about her weight struggles in a recent Instagram post, sharing that she lost 50 pounds in 2020 after removing her belt.
Along with several before and after photos, the former real housewives of new jersey The actor explained her weight loss journey to her fans and followers, before explaining her decision to quit the band and admitting to using a diabetes medication.
“Not sure why this was so hard for me to post but… I took my belt off a few months before the first photo shoot,” Lauren said in her Feb. 26 post , which includes birthday photos of her daughter Markie in 2020 and 2023.
“It's no secret that I've struggled with my weight my whole life. Shortly after that photo on the left, I decided I needed to be healthy not only physically but also mentally,” she continued. “I started therapy, exercise, started seeing functional medicine doctors (thank you guys for recommending functional medicine over gut health doctors) found out what was going on with my body and naturally healed everything from the root cause instead of what many doctors try to do cover it up with prescription IBS medications like we do.”
According to Lauren, she's been on a gluten- and dairy-free diet for over a year — though she never thought she'd be able to give up either.
“It changed my life dramatically,” she explains. “I still have a long way to go, I want to lose more weight/get in better shape, but I'm proud of how far I've come since the first photo of 2020. I can definitely One thing to say is supportive family and friends who also love to eat but always make sure to cook gluten [and] Going dairy free when I was over, or always doing little things like having gluten free cookies in their pantry for me were the keys to helping me get to where I am now. “
In the comments section of the post, Lauren shared more about her weight loss while answering questions from fans.
“Wow. Awesome… what made you take your belt off?” one person asked.
“It slipped and fell, which is very dangerous,” Lauren revealed.
Another accused Lauren of using Ozempic.
“It's called Ozempic people…that's ‘functional medicine' doctors…wake up,” they wrote.
In response, Lauren admitted to taking Mounjaro.
“Haha, I've been on this journey [three] years, lost 50 [pounds]. Start Mounjaro [one] A few months ago, the loss was less than [eight pounds] So far,” she shared. “So no…it's not from Ozempic.But yeah… I've jumped on the Mounjaro train, but the stubborn one [eight pounds] My own lost 50 points will not be subtracted. “
According to Drugs.com, Mounjaro is “a once-weekly injection that is FDA-approved for lowering blood sugar (blood sugar) in adults with type 2 diabetes.”
In another message, Lauren responded to someone calling her “beautiful” and begging her not to “do anything” with her face.
“I promise I won't…just my lips…maybe some Botox…thank God [Ali] Thank you for saving me from Botox so far,” Lauren wrote.
Lauren has her mum's support after sharing her before and after photos Rong Jie alum caroline manzohe responded with a series of heart emojis, clapping hands emojis, and raised hands emojis.
real housewives of new jersey Season 13 airs Tuesdays at 9:8 on Bravo.