Media mogul Oprah Winfrey shared her secrets to a healthy body, saying that she might not accept herself if she is overweight at 200 lbs., MSN reported.

According to the website, the television personality had once reached a weight of over 200 lbs but worked on body positivity so she could be comfortable with her weight. This also reportedly inspired her to find the perfect diet program for her.

“For your heart to continue to pump and pump, it needs the least amount of weight possible to do that,” the 63-year-old host and motivational speaker told the New York Times magazine. “For all of you who say that I need to accept myself as I am, I can’t accept myself if I’m more than 200 pounds.”

She explained that this is because of too much work on her cardiovascular system.

Weighing this heavy, she said would cause high blood pressure. In turn, this reportedly places her at risk for diabetes, which Winfrey shared also runs in her family.

Mindful eating

In October 2015, Winfrey bought a ten percent stake in renowned health program Weight Watchers and tried the program for herself. The television host shared that the program is about personal acceptance, and is also required when looking for a weight loss program. This is reportedly among the reasons why Weight Watchers was effective for her.

‘‘It’s a mechanism to keep myself on track that brings a level of consciousness and awareness to my eating. It actually is, for me, mindful eating, because the points are so ingrained now.’’

Winfrey revealed that she has lost around 40 pounds, because of the diet program she has been with for just over a year.

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The television personality further stated that this has been an easier process for her as the program does not deprive the body of meals. She also mentioned that whether she loses or puts on weight in the future, what is most important to her is that she gains control of her own body weight.

Oprah’s health program

Winfrey invested in a health program a few years ago. People reported that she bought a 10 percent stake in Weight Watchers for $43.2 million.

The stake also appointed her as one of the company’s board members and gave it the right to use her name, image and brand to promote their services.

Weight Watchers has given me the tools to begin to make the lasting shift that I and so many of us who are struggling with weight have longed for,” Winfrey said in the report in People. “I believe in the program so much I decided to invest in the company and partner in its evolution.”