Sherri Shepherd smashes chips, puts coffee grounds on them so she won’t eat them

Sherri Shepherd was on Access Hollywood talking about what she’s up to lately. She said she’s been sexy zooming with guys she meets online in this, our most sexless year. She’s not getting too raunchy but she did a whole demonstration of trying to show her legs from her rolling office chair. She was wearing short shorts and her legs are goals, she must be working out a lot. Plus, like a lot of us, she’s eating her way through the pandemic. Sherri gave up sugar a few years ago to do keto and her remaining vice is chips. When she notices she’s eating too many she just smashes up the bag and then puts other trash on top of the crumbs so she’s not tempted to pour them into her mouth. (My words, but I always tip the bag into my mouth so I figure she does this too.) Sherri is promoting season 3 of Mr. Iglesias on Netflix, with Gabriel Iglesias. She said she and Fluffy go way back to the comic circuit together, when they were both broke and driving beater cars. She is also promoting her podcast with Kym Whitley, Two Funny Mamas, available now on YouTube. Here’s some of what she said and the video is below.

On her ‘involuntary’ two years of celibacy
Quarantine. I am chatting with different people online. You know after a while you get tired of talking about ‘what did you do all day?’ ‘I was home all day.’

On how she stops eating snacks
I have been off sugar since 2016, the bane of my existence is potato chips. I was having a tantrum and I just had to bang them into oblivion so I wouldn’t eat them. They were so crushed. I ended up throwing them away. This is what I do, I throw it away, then I pour coffee grounds and water on it and mac n cheese.

[From Access Hollywood on YouTube]

I’ve mentioned this before, but it reminds me of that scene in Sex and The City where Miranda bought made a box cake and then poured dishwashing detergent over it in the trash so she wouldn’t be tempted to finish eating it. I’ve never dug anything out of the trash to eat it again (ok maybe twice with candy) but I’ve definitely thrown things out so I won’t eat the whole bag. My vice is sugar and candy though, and I’m trying to cut down in the new year. The key is just not to buy it or to get a substitute I don’t like as much. Lately I’ve been buying crappier ice cream so I have some if I’m desperate but am not tempted to eat the whole pint. I get Baskin Robbins instead of Ben and Jerrys. BR ice cream flavors are so one note! I still eat it though it’s just like the joy is sucked out of it. That’s true of a lot of things lately.

Here’s the interview, it’s cute and worth watching. I love Access they do the best interviews:

I like her purple tree!

Photos via Instagram

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  1. Izzy says:

    Why doesn’t she just… not have them at home?

    • OriginalLala says:

      I was gonna say this as well. I cant’ control myself with chips either so I only buy them for a planned treat and I stick to the smaller bags so I don’t polish off a party sized bag in one sitting, which I am fully capable of doing if left to my own devices lol

      • Izzy says:

        Exactly. I read this and was like “I would need a snack just from all that effort to not eat something.”

    • Rapunzel says:

      She has kids, so maybe the chips are for them? Or the nanny I assume she has.

  2. Lunasf17 says:

    I hate how we waste food in this country! Just don’t buy them. So many resources goes into making that bag of chips just to go to a landfill and add more carbon to the atmosphere.

    • coolspray says:

      Came to say the same thing. Geez, just get some bloody willpower. Think of what it took to make that bag of chips – from the chemical fertilizers in the soil, the actual growing, the processing and manufacture of the oil for frying and the chips themselves, the packaging, the transport of all those half-empty chip bags full of air. It’s gross to throw them away and disrespect that effort because you can’t control yourself.

  3. Christina says:

    I thought it was established the Sherri was an awful person and ‘we’ didn’t like her… A bit disappointed, tbh.

  4. tcbc says:

    This could be Binge Eating Disorder. I hate when people get on their high horses and act like non-disordered eating is so simple and just a matter of wiLl PowEr, especially since the majority of the “normal” messages we’re given about eating and nutrition are disordered. If you’re reading this and you’re feeling shitty because of other people’s dismissive comments, just know that you’re not a bad person and you’re not a weak person. You can do this, one step at a time. There are online resources available for these pandemic times, like the National Eating Disorder Helpline or “Overcoming Binge Eating” by Christopher Fairburn. And if you’re not ready to take those steps yet, that’s okay too. You are valued, you are loved.

    • Lilly (with the double-L) says:


    • auntie_git says:

      Thank you, tcbc (because I was feeling sh*tty!)! Good to hear. I hate “just don’t—-” – um, I’m 45 years old and STILL bite my nails to the quick (especially this year). It’s not that simple, people.

    • Sharon says:

      Exactly. I have Binge Eating Disorder. I have struggled my entire life. I buy junk like chips and eat massive amounts. If I haven’t eaten all of them when the guilt sets in, I will destroy them. It is NOT just about willpower.

  5. tcbc says:

    Also anyone who places the responsibility of reducing the carbon footprint on any one person instead of the multinational corporations who contribute to over 99% of the waste and pollution has fallen for corporate marketing and should feel embarrassed by that.

    • Lilly (with the double-L) says:

      Absolutely. Shame is destructive and corporations feel no shame and don’t change.

  6. jferber says:

    I just re-watched Agnes Varda’s excellent documentary The Gleaners and I on the Criterion channel. Totally recommend it. Yes, food waste is awful. I also understand Sherrie’s desperate measures, being a food addict myself (not sure if she is).

    • Lilly (with the double-L) says:

      These 4, 5 and 6 comments are wonderful and insightful. There’s a long way to go with eating disorders (but also not diagnosing Sherri) and in entertainment it must be overwhelming. I haven’t seen that @jferber but I’ll look for it. I know far too many impacted and the nexus is generally terrible and borne of awful trauma.

  7. Valerie says:

    Or just keep them out of your cart next time you’re at the grocery store.