Giuliana Rancic Wants to Put on Weight: "It's Killing Me to Look in the Mirror"

Giuliana Rancic opened up to Dr. Oz about the concerns over her weight, saying she thinks she was "more attractive" when she had a few more pounds on her Credit: Don Arnold/WireImage

Giuliana Rancic has shaken off plenty of judgment about her weight over the years, but these days, she's her own worst critic. Sitting down to chat with Dr. Mehmet Oz for the April 8 episode of his self-titled show, the Fashion Police host said she doesn't like the way she looks when she's too skinny.

"Trust me, I don't want to lose weight. I don't think it looks attractive," she told Dr. Oz of the constant chatter about her thin frame. "I think I used to be more attractive. But I'm doing the best I can."

The Going Off Script author, 40, even consulted her physician, who offered a surprising suggestion.

"I actually recently spoke to a personal trainer because my doctor said, 'Maybe you should get in the gym.' And I'm thinking, 'Get in the gym? I don't want to lose weight! Don't you usually go the gym to lose the weight?'" she recalled. "And he said, 'No, no, no, you should -- just don't do cardio. Do some weight training.'"

Rancic followed his advice. "So there I am, lifting my little 10-pound weights," she told Dr. Oz. "I'm just trying to get some more definition, because I want a little bit of curve, I want to be sexy. And right now, it's killing me to look in the mirror and see that I've just lost all [of it]. I'm just not the girl I used to be."

Rancic also spoke with Today's Savannah Guthrie about her body this week, telling the host that her recent weight loss was the result of her cancer medication. (The E! News star was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2011.)

"I do not have an eating disorder," she stressed to Guthrie on Monday, April 6. "I have never had an eating disorder. I wanted to be very clear about that. In fact, I eat a lot. People always love to tweet, 'Eat a burger.' I eat burgers. It's not working."