As the daughter of The Real Housewives of New Jersey Matriarch, Caroline Manzo, there was a lot of pressure on Lauern Manzo to look the best she can look. With brothers like Albie and Chris (well more Albie), being the overweight sister must not have been much fun. With some remarks from mama Manzo about her weight and the underlying issues of being in the public eye, Lauren had to take drastic measures.
“I think a lot of it was in my head that they weren’t, I thought they were calling me fat even if they weren’t.” the 24-year-old Real Housewives of New Jersey star admitted during an interview with Celebuzz. “A lot of people are telling me I took the easy way out, which I didn’t because I struggle every day still with the lap band. People tell me that I am lazy, but I am not lazy at all — I am in the gym every morning at 6:30 a.m. to 8: 30 a.m.”
Aside from her early morning workouts, Lauren is also learning to eat healthier, which could prove to be quite difficult, especially in a large Italian family. (Even if they are as Italian as the Olive Garden… Teresa, what a trip).
“I eat a lot of protein and vegetables. No salt, no sugar, no carbs and no fat. It really is not easy. If I take a big bite of anything — doesn’t matter what it is — I will probably end up throwing it up.” From personal experience, that diet is going to come back and bite her in the ass (Quite literally), she needs some carbs and some fat.