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Jackie Goldschneider Is "Disgusted" by "Some People" Using Ozempic to Lose Weight
The Real Housewives of New Jersey friend detailed why discussion of the trendy weight-loss drug gets her "so fired up."
Jackie Goldschneider has been vocal about her struggles with anorexia in the past and on episodes of The Real Housewives of New Jersey. (See the clip above.) More recently, Jackie spoke to Page Six about those struggles ahead of her forthcoming memoir, The Weight of Beautiful, reflecting on something about current diet culture she's "horrified" about.
“You should know that I can talk about Ozempic all day. It gets me so fired up,” the mom of four told the outlet of the injectable antidiabetic medication that's officially prescribed for chronic weight management and has become somewhat of a trendy weight loss drug.
“There’s going to be a lot of people with eating disorders. … You start dropping massive amounts of weight. That’s so addicting. That’s how I spiraled into anorexia," Jackie continued, expressing her apprehension about the current fad.
Though the former lawyer didn't name names, she noted how "some people" in her social circle whom she thought "had a very normal relationship with food" now rely on Ozempic to slim down.
“It made my recovery harder, from a selfish standpoint, because I wanted to come back into a world where everyone around me was eating and loving food and enjoying life,” she explained. "It was tough for me to come back and suddenly no one’s eating when we go out to dinner.”
Jackie went on to say how the trend has “opened [her] eyes” and “made [her] even more disgusted” with the diet industry as a whole.
In a February 15 Instagram post, she opened up about her decision to share her story. “I’ve dreamed of writing a book since I’ve been a kid, but I never thought it would be this one,” she wrote. “This is a story I’ve spent my whole life hiding, the story of how diet culture took over my life, plunging me into a world of starvation, filled with shame and secrets, that lasted almost [two] decades long. This is also a story of recovery. It’s a story that will blow you away.”
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