Gemma Collins to have gastric band?
- Bang Showbiz
- 31 August 2017
Gemma Collins is planning to have a gastric band fitted in order to help her lose weight
Gemma Collins wants to have a gastric band fitted.
The 'Only Way is Essex' star is planning to undergo the weight loss surgery, which involves putting an adjustable ring around the top of your stomach to prevent overeating, in the near future in order to fulfill her dreams of having a family of her own.
A source told Now magazine: "Gemma knows she's run out of excuses. She's determined to get control over her weight and face up to the reality that she's big because she eats too much.
"Gemma feels she won't find love if she doesn't do something drastic and thinks her only option is a gastric band. She knows she's not getting any younger and has been told she could develop fertility problems due to her weight."
However, although she's keen to beat the bulge, the 36-year-old blonde doesn't want to lose too much weight as she wants to be an ambassador for the larger ladies.
The insider explained: "She's not turning her back on the bigger women. Her happiness is at risk and she has to do something about it - now!"
Gemma - whose weight has fluctuated over the years - has made no secret of the fact she's battled with overeating in the past and recently admitted that her wake up call came in 2015 when her mother Joan was forced to rely on a wheelchair.
She said previously: "I've seen the health of my mum deteriorate. It scares me about my future. I have to get my weight down or I'll end up in a wheelchair, too."
Last year, Gemma revealed that she'd suffered a miscarriage in 2012 and believes it was punishment for aborting her baby previously.
She said at the time: "I do feel guilty. What if I can never have a baby now? The miscarriage feels like God's way of punishing me."