October 2nd, 2012
04:28 PM ET
Lisa Lampanelli is looking pretty fit these days.
The comedian has lost 80 pounds since undergoing gastric sleeve surgery in April, according to In Touch.
The surgery works by reducing the size of the stomach so patients will feel full faster.
“I was such an overeater,” said Lampanelli, who weighed 248 pounds at one point. “Now, I get full quickly - at three, four bites, I have to stop.”
Currently a size 12, the Queen of Mean says, “The size I am right now is the size I was always meant to be,” adding, “I feel so much healthier.”
The 51 year old also recently stopped by “The Dr. Oz Show” to share details about her weight loss.
In an episode to air on Wednesday, People reports that Lampanelli said, “I order food like a normal human being. If I'm out to lunch I'm going to order three courses like everybody else.”
“I'm not going to feel like some kind of freak,” she continued. “So I always order soup, dessert and a sandwich or whatever, a main course. But then the idea is you have to eat such a small portion of it and bring the rest home. So I’ll pretty much eat two bites of soup and get the taste. You get the flavor. You still get to enjoy good food and not deprive yourself because that’s a failure of a lot of diets.”
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