Oprah’s weight loss story is touching, emotional and, unfortunately, entirely too common. In her recent TV special “Shame, blame and the weight loss revolution”, Oprah Winfrey, who has very publicly struggled with weight control issues for years, takes people along on a journey to understand both the shame and struggles she, and millions of others, have dealt with when it comes to weight loss. She also explores why, after all of her struggles, she feels that:

“The fact that there’s a medically approved prescription for managing weight and staying healthier in my lifetime feels like relief, like redemption, like a gift, and not something to hide behind and once again be ridiculed for.”1

Prescription weight loss medications like semaglutide and tirzepatide, support weight loss for those who struggle to lose, or keep off, excess pounds with dieting and exercise alone.

It is a prescription medication that, like any prescription, addresses a medical condition, in this case, obesity. According to the Cleveland Clinic, “Obesity is commonly defined as having too much body mass.”

In the special, Oprah spoke to the Chief Medical Correspondent for ABC News who said: “It is conclusively known that the conditions of overweight and obesity are complex, chronic disease states, not character flaws … so they should be managed accordingly.”1

Like Oprah, we were touched by that statement, and hope that anyone watching was too: being overweight or obese isn’t a character flaw.

For years we’ve been helping people manage their weight to live healthier, happier lives. That’s why the popularity of these weight loss medications comes as no surprise to us. We’ve used them successfully for years to help people achieve incredible, real, healthy weight loss, and keep that weight off.

We hope that Oprah’s special helps people better understand that weight loss isn’t just about willpower, and seeking support is both self-empowering, and well within your control.

For those of you who didn’t see the special, and have Hulu, you can see the full special here: https://www.hulu.com/series/an-oprah-special-shame-blame-and-the-weight-loss-revolution-3c4b83cd-c098-4e9b-bcbe-95ad6ba86dbd


  1. https://abcnews.go.com/GMA/Wellness/watch-exclusive-1st-clip-oprah-winfreys-special-drugs/story?id=108240222