Lisa Lampanelli, aka Comedy’s Queen Of Mean, is a lot leaner these days after an 80-pound weight loss.
The insult comic was a size 12 and weighed 248 pounds before deciding on gastric-sleeve surgery in April, she told InTouch Weekly. Lampanelli is now down to a size 10 and lost 80 pounds after the procedure.
“I feel so much healthier,” she told In Touch. Lampanelli showed off her slimmer figure for the magazine. You can view a photo of the comedian’s dramatic weight loss here. TMZ also has a before and after comparison of Lampanelli’s transformation.
Gastric-sleeve surgery was not Lampanelli’s first attempt to win the battle of the bulge -– a war she’s been fighting since she was 18 years old.
“Crazy diets, good diets — you can’t name a diet I didn’t do,” she told the magazine. “Finally I said, ‘I’ve tried it all, and there’s no shame in taking the next step.’ The doctor who ultimately did my procedure explained that obesity risks are much greater than the risks for this surgery.”
Lampanelli explained gastric-sleeve surgery during an appearance Tuesday on “Good Morning America.”
"It's called the gastric sleeve, which means [doctors] remove about about 80 per cent of your stomach, which means you can eat about four ounces , three times a day, which is about a cup-and-a-half of food,” she said. "You really have to be conscious about everything you put in your mouth. You have to exercise every day to keep your energy up. You have to eat tons of protein -- so basically it changes everything."
Lampanelli lost the weight but not her sense of humor when she appeared on Howard Stern’s show, when she told the shock jock that she’s still not satisfied with her appearance despite the dramatic loss.
"Don't worry, I still hate myself from the neck up," she said to Stern, according to TV Guide. "That's a different operation."