Wendy Williams Started Dieting in the First Grade

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Wendy Williams has been overweight. Wendy Williams has been thinner. She likes thinner better.

The talk show star said recently that her son was perplexed about her exercise regimen, given that she is thin now.

"My son said something to me this weekend that made me feel really good" Williams said, "but it's not going to steer me off my path. He said, 'Mommy, I don't even know why you go to the gym. ... Because you're already skinny, you've got no weight to lose. You don't need to go to the gym. Why do you go? It's just a waste of your time and your money.' "

Williams revealed that she has had struggles with her weight all her life, even trying crazy diets as a very young child.

"My first diet was in the first grade! Tuna fish and mustard with yogurt on the side. Weight was a big thing for me to overcome," Wendy Williams said.

But now that she is thinner, why does Williams hit the gym so hard?

"I go to the gym because it's not about me losing weight at this point, it's about me trying to fight heart disease," Williams explained. "I can't say that that has made me lose weight because I already lost 50 lbs. in three years, which I find to be amazing. Because, of all the crazy diets I've been on, none have ever been as effective as [saying to myself], 'Just push back, fatso. Just stop eating so much.' And I don't love food as much as I used to."

Williams' own weight loss was a gradual thing. She took three years to lose 50 pounds.

"Slow and steady is the name of the game. It's not going to happen overnight. I no longer believe in fad diets, crash diets. I don't believe in diet pills. I don't want my heart to race and pop out of my chest. Yes, I did have a jump-start because years ago I did get the liposuction and a tummy tuck, but I have to say that, if there is a poster child for plastic surgery and the jump-off to a new lifestyle, it would be me."

Mike Tuttle
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