THE Talk’s Carrie Ann Inaba shares her quarantine struggles during the pandemic as she admits to “letting herself go” and gaining “25 pounds.”
The Dancing With The Stars host opened up about gaining weight during the pandemic, as she shared her doctor’s feedback.
Carrie, 53, came clean on yesterday’s episode of The Talk, where she revealed details about her weight gain.
The talk host began: “I went to the doctors and I found out that I am 25 pounds overweight.
“I’ve always been 10 pounds heavier than I look, the scale is always much larger than how I feel,” she admitted.
“So I think for me, I want to lose 15 pounds. It was interesting because the pandemic came and I ate a lot and kinda let my body go.
“I was in pain and couldn’t work out, and at first I was shocked. I thought, 25 pounds is a lot of weight!
“So now I’m going to work on it,” she shared.
Carrie was recently bed-ridden from intense Covid-19 symptoms.
In early December, the dancer posted the news to her Instagram story: “I just wanted to come on and let you know that I just tested positive for Covid-19. So I am home. I am following the guidelines, I spoke with our representatives.
“I have a fever and bad cough and lots of aches and pains. I wanted to remind you all to stay vigilant because I’m following all the protocols. We have so many strict protocols in place and even then I caught it.
“Friendly reminder to stay vigilant and take care of yourself. Wear your masks please, wash your hands a lot. Be extra, extra careful because you don’t want this. I’m going to take care of myself so don’t you worry about me,” she urged.
Her co-star Sheryl Underwood also announced a statement on the show, revealing: “As you can see, Carrie Ann is not here with us today. She found out this morning that she tested positive for Covid-19. Obviously our thoughts are with her. We love her and we pray for a full recovery.”
Not only has the talented dancer struggled with the virus over the past year, but she has also been honest about her autoimmune illnesses, as she is diagnosed with both Sjögren’s Syndrome and fibromyalgia.
The Talk host claims the illnesses cause her pain and fatigue, which were magnified when she fell sick with Covid.
In speaking about her condition, Carrie disclosed: “I’ve been in bed for the last few days. Body aches, low grade fever, chills… but today is the first day I’m up and moving around… Cautiously hopeful.”
Carrie divulged that she was unable to smell boiled onion, garlic, and ginger while cooking as a symptom of the infection.
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The choreographer has been gracious towards her fans for their undying support during her hardship, gushing: “Good morning. I just wanted to pop on and say thank you for all of the beautiful messages of love and support that you guys have sent me.
“I really do believe love heals and a positive mindset helps so much when you’re sick.”