Giuliana Rancic flaunted her healthy bikini body and perky booty after recently gaining some weight. Rancic posted an Instagram photo May 27, where she wore a tiny floral bikini and declared she feels on “top of the world.”
Giuliana, 40, is currently vacationing with husband Bill Rancic and their son Duke in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. Rancic posted the bikini photo after months of speculation that she may be suffering from anorexia. In the vacation photos, Rancic is decidedly fleshier than she was a few months ago, when she appeared emaciated at the Grammy Awards.
Rancic responded to the anorexia backlash by vehemently denying she’s anorexic. “I do not have an eating disorder,” said Giuliana. “I have never had an eating disorder. In fact, I eat a lot.”
Rancic had initially claimed a fast metabolism caused her to lose weight, but recently then insisted the cancer drug Tamoxifen had spurred unintentional weight loss. While Tamoxifen is typically associated with weight gain — not weight loss — among cancer patients, Giuliana said the drug caused her to lose weight.
In 2011, Giuliana got a double mastectomy and reconstructive breast surgery after discovering cancerous growths in both her breasts. Rancic underwent six weeks of radiation and has been cancer-free ever since, but said she has to take the cancer-suppressing drug Tamifoxen for the next 10 years.
Giuliana has vigorously denied having anorexia or bulimia, and insisted she hates being so skinny. Rancic said she looks awful after her weight loss and wishes she could gain weight. “
Trust me, I don’t want to lose weight,” Giuliana recently said on the Dr. Oz Show. “I don’t think it looks attractive. I think I used to be more attractive. But I’m doing the best I can.”
Interestingly, Rancic revealed in her 2015 book Going Off Script that she was depressed after gaining 18 pounds following a failed romance.
In the memoir, Giuliana said she binge-ate to cope with depression after being dumped by ex-boyfriend Jerry O’Connell in 2004 (he’s now married to actress Rebecca Romijn).
“I sank into a depression,” Giuliana recounted. “The only thing that made me feel better was dessert. I’ve always had a sweet tooth, but sugar became my drug, and I went on a binge every single night.”
Rancic said she binge-ate high-calorie desserts every night for almost a year after the nasty breakup. Giuliana was horrified and guilt-ridden after eating Oreo cheesecakes, pies and a hot fudge sundae in a single evening.
“In the morning, I would look at myself in the mirror and start crying,” wrote Giuliana.
Detailed Low-Carb, Low-Calorie, Low-Fat Diet On (Deleted) Blog Post
In 2009, Rancic revealed her strict low-calorie, low-carb, low-fat diet in a now-deleted blog post.
Her daily menu consisted of the following: pre-dawn drinks of yerba mate tea and kombucha tea (“It totally helps with hunger cravings,” said Giuliana.).
Breakfast was a grapefruit and an egg-white omelette with green vegetables. To avoid hidden calories at restaurants, Rancic suggested telling waiters you’re allergic to butter:
I always say NO BUTTER, NO OIL. Instead tell [restaurants] to cook in a light mist of Pam cooking spray. Tell them you’re allergic to butter so they don’t slip it in there like a lot of places do.”
Lunch was chicken breast or salmon with steamed broccoli followed by an afternoon snack of fresh vegetable juice with an apple, grapefruit, or sugar-free cereal bar.
For dinner, Giuliana had sushi with brown rice without mayonnaise or grilled fish. “I don’t use any sauces at all,” wrote Rancic.
Giuliana also revealed she avoids carbs and has only has a few bites if she absolutely can’t avoid them: “If I just MUST have pasta, I will let my husband order it and have some bites of his. Or I will order a healthy dish and ask for a half order of the pasta (no cream, ever!) on the side.
I will eat half of the side of pasta and pass the rest around the table so my friends can try it. That way you are impressing the table with your generosity and cutting lots of calories :)