Oprah Reveals She's Lost 26 Lbs. on Weight Watchers – and She Still Eats Bread 'Every Single Day'

Oprah is 26 Lbs. Down Thanks to Weight Watchers
Oprah Winfrey
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01/27/2016 AT 09:25 AM EST

Oprah may be the face (and part-owner) of Weight Watchers, but the star still can't believe her success with the program.

In a new promotional video for the weight loss company, Oprah revealed that she's lost 26 lbs. since starting her diet – even while indulging in some of her favorite, notoriously high-carb foods.



"This is the joy for me," she explains. "I love bread. I love bread. I now just manage it, so I don't deny myself bread, I have bread every day."





The 61-year-old continued, "That's the genius of this program. I've lost 26 pounds and I have eaten bread every single day."

Winfrey spent a cool $43.2 million for a 10 percent stake in the company back in October – about 6.4 million shares. As part as the agreement, the former talk show host and frequent dieter joined the company's board and now serves as a spokeswoman.

VIDEO: Oprah Reveals How Much Weight She's Lost on Weight Watchers since August



After Winfrey shared the clip on Twitter Tuesday afternoon, the company's stock skyrocketed over 20 percent, closing at $13.29 a share, according to USA Today.

Only thirty minutes before the social media message, Weight Watchers' stock was trading at $11.35 a share, USA Today reported. In all, the tweet earned the star roughly $12.5 million dollars an hour.

And that's the power of Oprah.
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