You can say what you'd like about Lauren Manzo, but don't call the Real Housewives of New Jersey daughter lazy.
Lauren, who recently revealed that she got Lap-Band surgery to help with weight loss and has dropped about 30 pounds since, says in an interview with Celebuzz that she's working out hard in order to shed pounds. "I am at the gym every morning at 6:30am," the daughter of Caroline Manzo said, confronting those who think she isn't putting in the work to lose weight.
Manzo says that while she knew she needed to lose some weight, in her head she felt like people -- including her family -- were judging her. "I thought they were calling me fat even if they weren't," she says.
So what's she doing to keep the pounds off, aside from her early morning workouts? "I eat a lot of protein and vegetables. No salt, no sugar, no carbs and no fat. It really is not easy. If I take a big bite of anything — doesn't matter what it is — I will probably end up throwing it up."
I'm so glad you are talking about this. Your story is alot like mine. I'm an Italian girl who came from a family of big people. No matter how hard I tried I could never lose weight. I was so tired of being the fat friend, fat cousin, fat wife so finally I had my surgery last August. I had friends call me a cheater. That really hurt! What they don't realize is LapBand is a tool, that's all! I STILL have to do the work and it's not easy. So BRAVO to you Lauren for getting it done now while you are in your 20's. By doing this you will avoid a lifetime of bad health and missing out on things in life due to low energy, confidence, etc. I'm so happy for you!!!
You look awesome ,people always talk negative no matter what , they are not realizing that when they are pointing finger to somebody their four fingers are pointing at them self
Her quotes do not sound healthy at all. It shows she has little self control. From what's seen on the show and what is said here, she needs more psychotherapy than workout. Overeating or that addictive relationship with food is always more to do with some personal issue, than the weight itself. Her deal is more about pressure and self-image, not really about health or even weight. She compared herself to the men in her family and that is not realistic. Plus, she makes being overwieght the worst of mistakes or "weights" one can carry. With will power, excercise and healthy eating she would have achived her weight loss, being HEALTHY, she was not obese for a lap band...I have always admired Caroline, but in this topic I don't agree with her advice to her daughter....let's see if that weight isn't back in a couple of months...
While Lauren looks great, and I'm happy for her- it's not good nutrition to exclude any food groups, such as sugar and carbs and fat.
your not lazy its the opposite its called determination. you look awesome and I am glad you are taking care of yourself with fitness and watching what you eat. MUCH LUCK TO YOU LAUREN =D
Congrats,Lauren!! You look absolutely beautiful!! Not that you didn't before...it takes a lot of self control to eat clean!! Much luck and continued success!
So very happy for Lauren! I never really read or comment on blogs but this popped up on my fb newsfeed and I had to! I felt so bad watching her struggle and was wondering after last night's episode how she has been doing....Good for you girl!!! :)
One it is very hard to loss weight when there food around everywere all the time. So she had help god bless her. You were beautiful before and you still are. Keep up the great job. Wish you the best.
Good for her. Her health is important. Regardless of the help, if she needed it and it was the jump start she needed, i say way to go Lauren.
I want to do the same thing as Lauren Manzo but it cost a lot . But I would just die to have it done .
You look awesome! I totally understand your struggle with your weight as I am struggle with my own issues with my weight. Good luck Lauren! I've list 10 and 30 more to go before November!
I thought Lauren was so beautiful before but I understand the need to loss weight and she looks even more beautiful now!
wow that not look Lauren Manzo!! she looks complete different person! way to go Lauren. Im happy you made it ,i watch u all the way the show you and your Mom Caroline both are ROck!! i love your mom ,she is so wonderful and tough lady!! one day we will love to meet you and your mom in person. smiling. Jersey Girl, wooo the best.
I can barely recognize her! She looks beautiful either way, but whatever makes her happy on the inside is just as (if not more so) important. Keep up the hard work!
Lauren you lok fantastic. I didnt even know it was you in the pic with Greg. I had to do a double take. You dont even look like the same person. And to hell with the people calling you lazy. Sometimes people need help them achive their goals. I cant wait to see you on RHONJ next season. You go Lauren, you look great!
Lauren looks amazing!! Keep up the great work. You're beautiful inside and out, and you always were.
Hey Lauren Congratulations on the weight loss! It's the 21st century and if science comes up with ways to assist in losing weight, I say why not? As you've stated, it still takes a whole lotta effort as it's a lifestyle change. Sooo happy for you! YOU DESERVE IT YOU BABE YOU!!!!
Your family did call you fat, and make fun of your dieting attempts. Know wonder you have such a low self-esteem.
Yes she looks great too bad she could not do this on her own like many other can and have done. She has joined every one else with the quick fix. Too bad she was a "normal" person trying to diet and better herself but gave into the peer pressure, but since they had revealed that her father had also had this surgery its not a surprise. Now will she make her boyfriend get the surgery also - - is he good enough for her any more?? Thanks for not letting a normal person follow and be inspired by your journey - - -you could of lost the weight doing what you are doing now!
she looks beautiful, she's always been such a sweet girl. I'm very happy for her. She always looked so sad when everyone talked about marriage around her. Hopefully now she'll kick her boyfriends ass to the curb. I guess she was suppose to be grateful he was with her. Very happy for her!
I do not understand how being 30 pounds overweight warrants having major bariatric surgery. As a physician it makes me very angry that this drastic Measure was taken in a patient who does not meet the criteria of morbid obesity. While Lauren looks beautiful if she would have been hitting the gym for two hours and eating well, she would've lost 30 pounds on her own. Unfortunately I think this young woman was obsessed with the idea of being skinny at any costs. Lap band is not meant to be a check on someone's self control. It is a life saving procedure for people suffering from extreme obesity and related health problems. Shame on the doctor who performed this surgery.
Lap Band is a life long decision to "controlled eating" it should not be considered lightly. I applaud her for such a serious decision. But others need to realize that it is a drastic lifestyle change and Lauren has a huge road ahead of her.
I worked for bariatric surgeons and I applaud you for having the strength to ask for help. I would also advise you to stay on target with working out and eating right. I've seen so many lap banders over eat their bands, and then go for either gastric sleeves, or gastric bypass, or tighten the band more and more.
Also, please know you are beautiful inside and out and I hope you did it for your health. I find it very sad that those brothers of yours made snide comments at your expense. I felt no love there and felt so bad for you.