Oprah Winfrey reveals weight-loss medication use, says she’s 'done with shaming' (Photo: Courtesy of Each)

Shedding light on the steps she took to achieve her remarkable weight loss, renowned TV host Oprah Winfrey recently opened up about her transformative journey to a healthier body.

In an exclusive interview with People published on 13 December, Winfrey spoke candidly about her approach, revealing that she has incorporated a weight-loss drug into her routine and emphasising its positive impact on her overall well-being.

Winfrey, who didn't disclose the specific drug she uses, described it as a valuable tool for managing weight consistently and avoiding the notorious yo-yo effect.

In her words, the availability of a medically approved prescription for weight management and overall health in her lifetime feels like a source of relief, redemption and a precious gift.

She expressed a desire to break free from the stigma associated with using such drugs, claiming: "I'm absolutely done with being shamed by other people and especially by myself.

However, the 'The Color Purple' icon insisted her body transformation was not solely down to the weight-loss drugs.

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Over the past two years, the 69-year-old media mogul has stepped up her commitment to health and fitness and made significant changes to her lifestyle.

Oprah Winfrey has acknowledged how important exercise has been in her journey, especially following her knee surgery. She adopted a rigorous hiking routine, setting and achieving new distance goals each week.

Reflecting on her new-found strength and vitality, she said: "I could eventually hike three to five miles every day and a 10-mile straight-up hike on weekends."

Winfrey also revealed significant changes to her eating habits, acknowledging the ongoing struggle with weight fluctuations that had preoccupied her thoughts for five decades. "I eat my last meal at 4 o'clock, drink a gallon of water a day and use the WeightWatchers principles of counting points," she said.

Commenting on her previous scepticism about weight-loss drugs, Winfrey admitted: "I was aware of [weight-loss] drugs, but I felt I had to prove I had the willpower to do it. I no longer feel that way".