Oprah Winfrey Reveals Her Favorite Weight Watchers Tips & Tricks for Losing 30 Pounds

Media mogul spoke today via livestream

By Lily Harrison Mar 17, 2016 3:03 AMTags
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Oprah Winfrey chatted with several lucky fans this evening during a phone call highlighting the Weight Watchers Connect App.

The company's official spokesperson talked to each member on the call about their weight loss journey, and shared some tips about how she's been so successful on her own mission this year.

"What I wanted to do today is talk to some of the members who have been victorious, who have been struggling…I think we can get a lot of inspiration and motivation from people who have succeeded and continue to succeed on the program," she shared.

So how has the media mogul managed to lose 30 pounds?

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"I basically eat exactly what I want and if I can't figure out what the points are…I just say I'm going to pass on that. If I can't begin to measure the points, I usually pass."

She also gave fellow Weight Watchers members some tricks on how to jazz up their meals (grab your notepads!).

One caller noted that spaghetti squash was a tasty alternative to the carb-heavy cuisine and Oprah added, "I do that too and what I found is that if you put just a few noodles in with the spaghetti squash, just a few, like a little mixture…like two points worth of noodles instead of five points worth of noodles, it's a lot more satisfying."

And as for another healthy option? Cauliflower mash! Oprah dished that she'll pop one potato into the mixture to help with the taste and texture.

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Another go-to for Oprah during her weight loss this year has been seafood—especially cod since it only racks up one point.

But there was one major pointer that callers taught Oprah about during the chat today: the magical powers of water!

"I've seen a lot of comments about water, maybe that's my problem," she explained to one member. "I don't get enough water in the day. I don't really like water but I'm grateful to have it."

She joked, "I'm drinking right now, like right now as I'm talking to you all, I'm drinking a tea. It's like water infused with ginger and a hint of vanilla—I'm trying to trick myself that way."

But when water and all the tricks in the book don't seem to help, Oprah shared:

"When something shows up that is going to make me uncomfortable and that would normally make me want to reach for a bowl of nuts or a bowl of chips...I literally take a deep breath to remind myself that I am here right now and what's going on right here with me does not have to overwhelm me."