Gabourey Sidibe underwent weight-loss surgery ten months ago, and she spoke about it for the first time to People Magazine. In fact, there is an exclusive interview in the latest issue of the publication. All her life, the 33-year-old actress has struggled with her weight. At one time, she also suffered from depression, anxiety and bulimia. She writes about those things in her memoir, "This Is Just My Face: Try Not to Stare" that will be released on May 1, 2017 which will be exactly one year after the weight-loss surgery.

Laproscopic bariatric surgery

The actress decided to get laproscopic bariatric surgery after she and her older brother were diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. Sidibe, who became well known in 2009 as "Precious" in the movie bearing her name, said she did not want to worry about the things that go along with the disease. Before the surgery, she tried to lose weight on her own. Then after ten years without any success, she secretly had the surgery in May 2016.

The surgery required cutting the actress' stomach in half to limit her hunger and capacity to eat. For her and anyone else having that kind of surgery, their brain chemistry change causing them to eat healthier. The "American Horror Story" actress who also has a starring role in the hit show, "Empire," writes in her upcoming memoir that her relationship with food had to change.

She is convinced that she wouldn't have been able to lose as much weight without the surgery. How much weight did she lose? She has not revealed the number of pounds, but seeing is believing. Her weight loss is quite noticeable.

Actress loves her body

Sidibe has changed her lifestyle by working with a nutritionist to eat healthier.

She also works out with a trainer, swims and is said to ride a tricyle around the set of "Empire." Even though she says she loves her body now, she continues to lose weight with her goal weight in sight.

More information about Gabourey Sidibe's weight loss and an excerpt from her memoir are in this week's issue of People magazine.

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