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"I hated myself," the 24-year-old, 5-foot-3 owner of makeup store Cafface tells Us Weekly exclusively.
The Bravo star (who's been dating Vita Scalia for three years) hopes to lose 35 more pounds. "Hopefully, by the end of the summer, I'll be in a bikini.
The most obvious problem here is that kids sometimes outgrow their weight problems; allowing a 14-year-old to get Lap-Band surgery discourages them from sticking with diet and exercise.
But there’s another problem: the Lap-Band system has only been around since 2001.
PHOTOS: Hollywood's most talked-about bodies Showing off her incredible new shape to Us, Manzo says she feels "amazing. I wanted to try to lose weight on my own for a while." PHOTOS: Biggest reality TV bombshells And, indeed, although Manzo avoids salt, sugar, carbs and fat with her new diet regime -- and endures intense sessions with trainer Guy Del Corso -- she still loves to eat. "I can't drink liquid egg whites for the rest of my life.
Getting the lap band was the best thing I've done in my life." She admits to Us that she initially kept the lap band surgery secret. "I didn't want to feel like I was letting them down." She cautions of the device: "It's not a miracle button that lets you eat whatever you want . So I've learned a lot of great ways to cook now .
Deciding to have weight-loss surgery is a significant step that requires a permanent lifestyle change.