I do know precisely how it feels to be Giuliana Rancic, who recently was accused of being on a crash diet or anorexic just because she is deemed overly thin. She then opted for speaking out about the weight issue.
Rancic (40) knew some people out there were appaled by her “disgustingly skinny” figure. As interviewed by People, she defended her being twiggy as something which is not due to having an eating disorder. It turned out because of her medication taken to get rid of cancer.
“I started noticing that I was eating a lot, but not gaining weight at all,” the TV personality explained. She was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2011, and has been on the drug since 2012.
She was deeply hurt by the criticism, simply because it was not a deliberate course of action but an unavoidable effect of taking medication for her to survive. “It’s really hurtful,” she said. “I’m sorry that some people think I’m disgustingly skinny, as they put it, but there’s nothing I can do. I’m lucky that I even have the type of cancer that reacts to the medicine.”
Rancic’s oncologist, Dr. Dev Paul, told her the medication can alter metabolism and cause weight loss. The Fashion Police host said she eats “a very robust, healthy, balanced diet,” and confessed it’s hard for her to feel “fit and beautiful and sexy” because she is “really thin.”
Rancic will detail her struggle with cancer and more in upcoming memoir Going Off Script. The book is published by Crown Archetype, and scheduled for release April 7.