Emily Simpson from The Real Housewives of Orange County (RHOC) has revealed that her weight loss journey began eight months ago after she suffered a ‘nervous breakdown’. She was talking in a candid interview on SiriusXM’s Jeff Lewis Live.
“I don’t know what happened,” she confessed. “I think I just went all out for four months while we were filming. I indulged in too much food, too many drinks, and neglected sleep and exercise.” It wasn’t until a producer sent her a photo that she realized she didn’t recognize herself anymore.
Emily Simpson didn’t shy away from revealing her secret weapons for shedding those pounds and openly admitted to using Ozempic and undergoing liposuction to achieve her stunning new figure, just days after clapping back at followers who questioned her methods.
Emily Simpson’s weight loss journey has certainly turned heads, with fans accusing her of using Ozempic earlier in the week when she unveiled her shocking transformation on social media. Instead of dodging the accusations, the reality star clapped back, fiercely defending her hard work. In an Instagram post she emphasized her commitment to heavy lifting seven days a week, attributing her well-defined arms to hard work rather than a diet pill.
However, during the interview, the RHOC star explained that she experienced a ‘nervous breakdown’ due to her unhealthy lifestyle during filming. Feeling ‘really depressed’ about her weight gain, she consulted a doctor who diagnosed her as pre-diabetic and suggested she try Ozempic, a medication that helps control blood sugar and promotes weight loss.
‘So I did. I tried it in December,’ Simpson confessed. “I used it as a ‘kickstarter’ for one month, and let me tell you, it was a great kickstart for me.”
While on Ozempic, Emily Simpson claims she found it easier to break her bad eating habits, like mindless grazing and not paying attention to her food intake. She managed to shed five to seven pounds, but ultimately decided to stop using the drug due to the fatigue it caused, which made it challenging to keep up with her three young children.
But her journey didn’t end there. In January, Simpson underwent liposuction on her arms, an area she had always been self-conscious about, and also opted for a breast reduction.
“The surgery alone made a huge difference in my overall look,” she excitedly shared with Jeff Lewis. “Having thinner arms and a smaller chest brought me so much happiness. And let me tell you, my arms were just jacked because I have so much muscle underneath.”
With the physical changes complete, Emily Simpson claims she thenj switched to making a complete overhaul of her diet, focusing on consuming more protein. She emphasized that she’s now the healthiest she has ever been, and her transformation isn’t just about the physical appearance but also about embracing self-acceptance.
“I don’t want to be detrimental to myself. I don’t want to say negative things about myself,” she emphasized. “I have a daughter, and there are women out there who look up to me. I think it’s important to embrace who I was at that time and now celebrate my healthier self. I feel better about myself, but let me tell you, I still think I was hot.”