Top 'My 600-lb Life' success stories
TLC's "My 600-lb Life" is about morbidly obese people who have reached the end of their rope and are desperately seeking change but not sure where to begin. The transformations below are astonishing.
Dr. Younan Nowzaradan, M.D., F.A.C.S., is a bariatric surgeon who has made it his life's work to help people who are grossly overweight achieve weight-loss and set healthier eating goals for their future.
Their emotional journies are highlighted on the reality tv show "My 600-lb Life" and these are a few of the most dramatic transformations ever seen on the show.
This 23-year-old weighed 657 pounds when she came to the show. Rachdi was unable to walk more than a few feet, she couldn't shower or bathe herself, and could barely fit in a car to drive.
Her life seemed over before it had even begun.
Amber has lost over 400 pounds since coming onto the show and her life has completely turned around. She has made a complete lifestyle change and has the support of thousands on her social media pages, where she refers to herself as "normal fat."
Brittani Fulfer stands at 5' 1" tall and weighed 605 pounds when she first appeared on the show. Fulfer and her husband uprooted themselves and moved to Texas to be closer to Dr. Nowzaradan due to her eagerness to lose weight and get healthy.
Brittani reportedly lost over 400 pounds since her bariatric surgery, dropping down to 222 pounds and is living life to the fullest in her slimmer, healthier body.
MELISSA D. MORRIS
Melissa D. Morris weighed a whopping 65 pounds and struggled with simple daily tasks like grocery shopping where she needed to ride a motorized cart around the store.
She also battled to fall pregnant due to her morbid obesity.
After her surgery, Melissa lost weight until she had down dropped to 157 pounds. She has since fallen pregnant and had 3 children, making her life complete.
At 22 years old, Christina Phillips weighed 673 pounds. The young woman was so embarrassed at her size that she only left the house after 3 a.m. so nobody would see her.
Since receiving surgery and treatment, Christina underwent such a dramatic change that Dr. Nowzaradan advised her to pick up 15 pounds for her health.
Weighing in at 171 pounds, she is an amazing success story and constantly pushes her body to stay fit.
Nikki Webster weighed 649 pounds before coming to see Dr. Nowzaradan. Her career in costume design had started taking a knock due to her obesity and with the support of her family, she sought treatment.
Nikki lost a breathtaking 455 pounds after gastric bypass surgery and treatment. She has since got married and is clearly living her best life.
Paula Jones started her weight loss journey after her husband died from health problems due to morbid obesity. Not wanting to have her children orphaned, she decided to do something about her own weight issue.
Weighing 542 pounds herself, Paula moved her family to Texas so she could get treated by Dr. Nowzaradan.
After losing over 400 pounds, Paula says she is a better mother to her children, is more active and involved in their care and is a better emotional and physical role model than before.
These amazing transformations are not achieved by operations alone, they are all the products of hard work and determination.
Hats off to all of these women who have inspired so many others to get healthy by sharing their own personal journies.