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Emily Simpson Responds to Being Called “Lazy” After Opening Up About Her Recent Weight Loss

The Real Housewives of Orange County mom shared details about her ongoing health journey. 

By Cynthia Robinson

Over the years, Emily Simpson has been incredibly candid about her health and body. From opening up about her relationship with food in 2020 to clapping back at people who said she should “go on a diet” in 2021The Real Housewives of Orange County mom isn’t afraid to share the details of her health journey. 

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More recently, Emily appeared on Jeff LewisSiriusXM show Jeff Lewis Live to share new information about her weight loss. 

Emily Simpson opens up about her recent weight loss 

On the June 28 episode of the show, Emily got real about her recent body changes. The OC mom shared that after being “really depressed” after gaining weight, she went to a doctor who suggested she try Ozempic — the semaglutide drug used for weight management — due to her being diagnosed as pre-diabetic. 

“So I did. I did that in December,” Emily shared on the show. “For one month, and you know, that was a great kickstart for me.”

Emily went on to reveal that the drug helped her kick habits like “not really paying attention” to what she was consuming, leading her to lose five to seven pounds. Ultimately, however, she decided to stop taking it because she found herself feeling tired.

“I didn’t like the way it made me feel lethargic and it made me just not have a lot of energy, which was hard with three little kids,” she explained. “But it does make you feel full […] it was like a refresh.”

Moreover, Emily shared that, in January, she had liposuction on her arms and also got a breast reduction (she also underwent explant surgery in 2020). 

“Just the surgery alone was just… I felt like it was just a huge difference in my overall look just to have the thinner arms and just the smaller chest,” she shared. “And I was so happy with the surgery, and I have so much muscle underneath that when he did the liposuction, my arms were just jacked.”

In addition to the surgery, the mom of three added that changing her diet and consuming more protein helped her get to the healthiest place she’s ever been. 

“I don’t want to be detrimental to myself. I don’t want to say negative things about myself. I have a daughter. There’s women out there. You know?” she said. “I just think it’s important that I embrace who I was at that time and now I’ve gotten healthier. I feel better about myself, but I still think I was hot.”

Emily Simpson claps back at being called “lazy” 

Following her appearance on Jeff’s radio show, Emily took to Instagram to share a video montage of herself doing various workouts at the gym, including squats, deadlifts, and leg kickbacks. 

The brunette beauty also had a message to share in her caption after followers commented on one of her previous posts about using Ozempic as a quick weight-loss fix. 

“Please enjoy this video compilation of me being lazy and ‘not putting the work in’ [...] I hope you enjoy,” she quipped, adding the hashtag “lazy” for an extra smirk. 

“So proud of you,” Emily’s RHOC castmate Tamra Judge, a fitness enthusiast, wrote in the comments section. “Get it!” 

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