Chaz Bono joined “Extra’s” Maria Menounos at Universal Studios Hollywood and opened up about the weight loss that saved his life.

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Bono admitted before he did “Dancing with the Stars” he was in denial about being overweight. “I was kind of in denial about how heavy I was, but was ready to do something about it. I was thinking that it was holding me back from opportunities in my life, and I was worried about my health.”

Chaz Bono’s Weight-Loss Transformation: ‘I Feel Really Good’
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Chaz explained he has lost 85 pounds, saying the show “The Doctors” helped him get started. “They hooked me up with a nutritionist, a doctor and exercise plan.”

He gave up all grains, sugar and will only have cake on his birthday. “I have cut out 99% of grains from my diet, 99% of dairy from my diet. I pretty much eat vegetables, meat, fruit, nuts.”

Chaz also revealed that after he lost the weight, he had to have the excess skin surgically removed. “That was a tough process. It’s not fun, but worth it because I look better now.”

The whole process has been a positive one. “I feel really good. I feel healthier. I feel lighter. I feel more confident, and I feel really happy.”

Tune in to “Extra” on Wednesday to see the exclusive before and after photos of Chaz.

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