lisa lampanelli weight loss dr oz Lisa Lampanelli's 80 pound weight loss: You eat small portions and bring the rest homeComic and recent “Celebrity Apprentice” contestant Lisa Lampanelli is showing off her slender new curves on “The Dr. Oz Show” Wednesday, Oct. 3. Several months ago, she underwent gastric sleeve surgery, which decreases a patient’s stomach size to limit food intake, and has dropped 80 pounds.

“I tried every single thing imaginable – diet, exercise. I even bought a house on the health spa property and I still gained weight,” the comedian tells Dr. Oz.

“For 32 years, from 18 to 50, I tried everything on the planet, and once I had a clean slate with that I said, ‘You know what? Nothing’s working for me. I’m going to treat this like the addiction that it is. I’m going to get this surgery and use it as a tool. That’s all it is, a tool to help me get over it,” says Lampanelli.

She also says the surgery has not turned her into a crazy eater.

“I order food like a normal human being. If I’m out to lunch I’m going to order three courses like everybody else. I’m not going to feel like some kind of freak. So I always order soup, dessert and a sandwich or whatever main course,” says Lampanelli. “But then the idea is you have to eat such a small portion of it and bring the rest home.”

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