How Tori Spelling Lost 40 Pounds After Baby Number 5

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Tori Spelling has joined the wave of celebrities discussing their experience with weight-loss injections, which includes Mama June Shannon, Rebel Wilson, and Sharon Osbourne, among others.

The 51-year-old actress candidly opened up about her weight-loss journey on the latest episode of her misSPELLING podcast, released on Tuesday, April 15. Specifically, Spelling shared her experience with using Mounjaro to shed pounds after the birth of her fifth child, Beau, in 2017.

Mounjaro, also known as Tirzepatide, shares similarities with other injectable medications like Ozempic and Wegovy, primarily used in treating Type 2 diabetes. However, unlike Wegovy, which is FDA-approved for chronic weight management, Mounjaro is often prescribed off-label as a weight-loss aid, similar to Ozempic.

Mounjaro and Ozempic work similarly. “These new hormone classes mainly impact gut hormones,” said Chicago, IL bariatric and lifestyle specialist Neha Shah, MD, in a previous interview with NewBeauty. “These gut hormones communicate hunger, fullness, and insulin secretion to the brain. With medications like these, we address the root cause of cravings, particularly for sweets. Patients often experience a profound sense of fullness they may have never felt before.”

Spelling started with Ozempic but told listeners it didn’t work for. After that, she “went on Mounjaro, which did do the trick and I did lose weight,” the 90210 star explained. “I don’t feel ashamed saying that,” she continued. “I couldn’t lose the baby weight … I was lucky enough that with four of my babies, I lost the baby weight afterward.”

But the fifth time around was different. Spelling said she “couldn’t lose the weight. “At my heaviest, I was 120 lbs. my entire life. And after Beau, I was 160 lbs,” she continued. This certainly posed a challenge for Spelling, who admitted it was uncharted territory. “My whole life I didn’t diet,” she said. “I was born with really good genes.”

Despite trying various methods, she found the weight stubbornly refusing to budge. She consulted her doctor, who suggested her age might be a factor in her weight-loss struggle. Following her physician’s advice, she embarked on a treatment plan involving hormone treatments for menopause and Mounjaro for weight loss.

The rest is history. “I’m no longer on it but I did lose weight and I haven’t been on it since the end of January,” she explained, adding that she ultimately stopped it because she “didn’t want to lose too much weight.”

This isn’t Spelling’s first time addressing personal matters to dispel—or, in the case of her weight loss, clarify—rumors. In September 2021, for example, a photo she shared on Instagram sparked speculation about whether she had plastic surgery. People raced to the comments section to say things like, “wow, what happened to the all natural look? This is kinda scary,” or “everybody has jumped on the plastic surgery and Botox and filler bandwagons.”

But Spelling shut down the critics on an episode of Sirius XM’s Jeff Lewis Live. “First of all, I have an amazing makeup artist now. Her name is Hailey Hoff and, with contour, she does makeup like no one else,” she told Lewis. “I look completely different. I look like I’ve had a nose job and it’s straight now.”

She also said it could be the results of her skin-care routine, which is reportedly full of collagen-boosting exosomes. If we’re lucky, maybe Spelling will delve further into her favorite products the next time she shares her secrets.

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