In the memoir she also admits that she knew her tumultuous relationship with food had to change following a lifelong battle with depression, anxiety and bulimia.
“The surgery wasn’t the easy way out,” she said.
“I wasn’t cheating by getting it done. I wouldn’t have been able to lose as much as I’ve lost without it.”
Since going under the knife, the American Horror Story actress has adopted healthier eating habits with the help of a nutritionist, upped her fitness regime, and now works out with a personal trainer.
And almost a year post-op, while she refuses to disclose the exact amount of weight she’s shed because it’s too “personal,” Gabourey confesses she has learnt to love her body, no matter how it looks.
“It has taken me years to realise that what I was born with is all beautiful,” she pens.
“I did not get this surgery to be beautiful. I did it so I can walk around comfortably in heels.”
“I want to do a cartwheel,” she continues. “I want not to be in pain every time I walk up a flight of stairs.”
“If I could lose enough to just be a little chubby, I’ll be over the moon! Will I still be beautiful then? S***. Probably.”
“My beauty doesn’t come from a mirror,” she adds.
“It never will.”
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