New Jersey’s governor, often referred to as a probable candidate for Republican president, underwent a surgery of gastric band.
The popular overweight Chris Christie got operated in February in order to have his stomach size reduced, as told by his aide.
Mr Christie said he had planned about losing weight for his wife and four children.
He got praise for the way he responded to Superstorm Sandy that devastated many New Jersey parts in last October.
His praise of the Democratic President Barack Obama and the federal efforts for recovery were not received pleasantly by the Republican colleagues when the elections were getting near.
Often, he is mentioned as probable Republican contender in the presidential elections in 2016.
Already, Mr Christie said that he would run for another term as the governor in the month of November, though he denied the fact that it was the thoughts about running presidency that had made him have this operation.
He talked to the New York Post, “I know it sounds crazy to say that running for president is minor, but in the grand scheme of things, it was looking at Mary Pat and the kids and going: ‘I have to do this for them, even if I don’t give a crap about myself.”
He further said, “I’ve struggled with this issue for 20 years. For me, this is about turning 50 and looking at my children and wanting to be there for them.”
He told that the operation that took place in mid-February had taken 40 minutes and that he returned home in the same afternoon.
He refused to tell how much did he lose after surgery but did acknowledge that it affected his behavior of eating.
He also said “A week or two ago, I went to a steakhouse and ordered a steak and ate about a third of it, and I was full.”
A lap band or gastric band operation includes placing a tube of silicon around stomach’s upper part so that it could be made smaller and so restrict the extent to which stomach could hold food.