“I just didn’t want to worry” Gabrielle Sibide Reveals She Had Weight Loss Surgery

A few weeks ago we showed you Gabby’s slimmed down figure ( see the post HERE), and now for the first time she’s revealing how she’s been knocking off the extra pounds.

Actress Gabourey Sidibe attends 2016 the Glamour Women Of The Year Awards in Hollywood, California, on November 14, 2016. / AFP / VALERIE MACON (Photo credit should read VALERIE MACON/AFP/Getty Images)

In an exclusive interview with PEOPLE, she reveals that she got laproscopic bariatric surgery after she and her older brother Ahmed were diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes.

“My surgeon said they’d cut my stomach in half. This would limit my hunger and capacity to eat. My brain chemistry would change and I’d want to eat healthier. I’ll take it! My lifelong relationship with food had to change,” she writes in her wise, witty and unapologetic memoir, out in May.

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“I truly didn’t want to worry about all the effects that go along with diabetes. I genuinely [would] worry all the time about losing my toes.”

 Gabby’s memoir (which we told you about HERE) will reveal much about her struggle with weight. In it she writes:

“It has taken me years to realize that what I was born with is all beautiful,” she writes in her book. “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. I want not to be in pain every time I walk up a flight of stairs.”

It’s been 10-months since her surgery and Gabby continues to shed the extra weight. She works out, eats right, and she’s loving her new body.

“I was in a war with my body for a long time. If I’d started treating it better sooner, I wouldn’t have spent so many years hating myself. But I love my body now.

And she’s come a long way:
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Credit: Eric Ogden/ Date: 3/1/17/Location: Chicago, IL/Hair & Makeup Audrey Bryant
Contact for Gabby: Lori Glazer T: 212 420 5840 Lori.Glazer@hmhco.com/Stylist: Marcy Guevara-Prete marcyguevara@gmail.com/Stylist (Chicago): Traci Fine/Agency: Keith/Zenobia keith@zenobia.com/Clothing credits/Ring & Necklace: Nashelle/Jumpsuit: Blair Boutique, Chicago/Earrings: Jose and Maria Barrera (Neiman Marcus)/Skirt: City Chic via Gwynnie Bee

Go head, Gabby! Read her full interview HERE.

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