“If you’re real, you don’t have to pretend.”
Kyle Richards revealed that it was diet and exercise that helped her lose weight after rumors she used Ozempic to do so.
“After I arrived during the summer – on July 15 – after getting off the boat, I said, ‘That’s it. I have no sugar, no carbs, no alcohol,” the actress, 54, told fellow “Housewives” Teddi Mellencamp and Tamra Judge on Monday’s episode of “Two Ts In A Pod.”
“Many people think I used Ozempic. To clarify, I’ve never used Ozempic,” Richards clarified, referring to the diabetes drug many take for weight loss.
She also noted that she was also not on Mounjaro, a similar diabetes drug used for weight loss, or “one of the injections” like Wegovy or Saxenda.
As for her sudden body transformation, the “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” star explained that she would only cut out sugar, carbs, and alcohol for “maybe two or three weeks.” However, she changed her mind when she noticed the benefits of her new lifestyle.
“I started losing weight and I felt so good. I was like ‘why would I go back there?’ Richards shared. “So I haven’t had any alcohol at all yet, and you know, I’ll take a bite of birthday cake here and there, but that’s it.”
Amid rumors that she could have had surgery to help her lose weight, the ‘Halloween Ends’ actress also explained that she only had breast reduction surgery.
“I had a breast reduction. I wanted a tummy tuck because of the skin from having four babies, the excess skin,” she told Mellencamp and Judge. “Because no matter how much you exercise, you’ll always have that skin, if it isn’t taken away.”
Mellencamp and Judge, who are fitness gurus themselves, subsequently confirmed that Richards did not have a tummy tuck because they could not see any scars on her.
Last week, the Bravo celebrity was forced to quash rumors that she was using the latest Hollywood-obsessed weight-loss drug.
“I’ve never tried ozempic and this isn’t from plastic surgery,” Richards told fans after speculating about how she got her abs.