James Corden opened up with Oprah Winfrey about the challenges in his weight loss journey. The 42-year-old actor and host appeared on Oprah Winfrey during her WW Your Life in Focus virtual event.
“I do think as a man it’s historically seen as it isn’t very sexy to say that you’re on a diet. Or it’s not very manly somehow to want to make changes in your own health because men drink beer and we go out and it doesn’t matter what you look like, all those things. And I actually think it’s the single most positive and sexy thing you can do to say, I would like to be a bit healthier. I would like to be a healthier presence in my family, for my children. I would like to feel better,” he explained.
“My wife has been incredible with this. With my whole journey with food, she’s been really, really amazing with me, and I’ve really found this past five weeks that I’m on a start of a journey that I’m determined to finish, and I feel that I can,” he explained. “As soon as you open yourself up to people and say, ‘This is how I’m feeling and I think I might be struggling with this,’ you will be met with a wave of people going, ‘How can I help?’”
Winfrey chimed in and explained her perspective on what it means to be worthy of love and how WW factors into that.
“Realizing that you are worthy of putting yourself back on your list is a profound expression of being the love you need. We all know the word love is a lot like wellness. It means different things to different people, and there’s so much emphasis on the love that other people can bring to you, to us, that we often forget that the central key to even bringing love into your life is being the love you want to bring,” she said. “WW teaches to treat yourself with compassion, having reverence for yourself is what I mean when I say, ‘Be the love you need.’ It’s a powerful thing to have reverence for yourself.”
Ciara, Jennifer Garner, and Kym Whitley also featured in the event as the live digital audience, per The Hollywood Reporter. Garner also spoke of putting self above everything else.
“When I am overwhelmed, I put myself first by saying, ‘Go gentle on yourself. Go gentle. You don’t have to be everything to everyone, and you don’t have to even be everything to yourself right now.’ And remove guilt from the situation. Even guilt for yourself: ‘I’m not doing enough for myself today,’ sometimes you aren’t. But remove the guilt from it, that’s a big step.”
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