Oprah Winfrey recently revealed why she left WeightWatchers board after almost 10 years

Oprah Winfrey has unveiled why she reportedly left the board of WeightWatchers after nearly a decade. Seemingly because of her upcoming special about prescription weight loss medications.

“I decided that because this special was really important to me and I wanted to be able to talk about whatever I wanted to talk about, and WeightWatchers is now in the business of being a weight health company that also administers drug medications for weight,” Winfrey said on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!

Kimmel asked if WeightWatchers cried when she announced her resignation, to which the former talk show host replied, “They almost did.” Winfrey further admitted that while she was initially determined to lose weight without medical assistance, her doctor explained to her that she would most likely always “yo-yo” because “obesity is a disease.”

She says didn’t want people to think she was just promoting a special about weight loss meds and assume she was making money off of it by being attached to Weight Watchers which is now in the business of prescribing those same medications, like Ozempic.

Winfrey, admitted in December that she used prescription medication to shed unwanted pounds. Although she did not specify if she used Ozempic, it is heavily speculated that it could be. News of Oprah’s WW exit dropped two weeks ago when she announced that she was donating all her shares in the company to the National Museum of African American History and Culture.

Oprah’s special ‘Shame, Blame and the Weight Loss Revolution’ airs Monday.

Published by HOLR Magazine

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