Need some diet inspiration? We’ve got you covered…
We will all find a way from time to time to justify why we’ve skipped a workout or ate unhealthily for a month or two- the gym can be boring and it’s hard to turn down junk food because unfortunately it tastes SO good. However, if we stay inactive for too long or our turn a blind eye to what we’re putting in our mouths, our health seriously deteriorates . It’s cr*p but that’s just the way it is.
However, if you have had a slip up (and by slip up I mean if you’ve had a year or two off dieting and feel like the pounds are drastically piling on) then fear not! You can always turn it around like the incredible people from the reality show ‘My 600 Lb Life’ have done over the past few years.
My 600-lb Life is a reality TV series that focuses on morbidly obese people and their attempts to lose weight and turn their life around. Some of the transformations on the show are so incredible, you probably won’t believe that the before and after pics are of the same person!
If you need some inspiration to eat healthily today, look no further. These really are amazing…
1) Christina Phillips was 708 pounds when she first appeared on the show in 2014. After getting gastric bypass surgery, she dropped to 183 pounds.
The transformation of Christina is absolutely unbelievable. She looks INCREDIBLE! However, Christina has admitted “My fear of gaining weight has crippled me, but I have to move past that fear if I want to live my life.”.
2) Laura Perez was 541 pounds when she first appeared on the show in 2015. She dropped 300 pounds
Amazing! Perez revisited the cast for a one-off “Where Are They Now?” special in 2016 where she revealed she was trying to lose 80 more pounds. Strangely however, since her transformation, Laura confessed that her marriage felt strained and that her husband was “jealous” of her weight loss.
3) Amber Rachdi weighed 660 pounds when she first appeared on the show in 2015, and today she has lost more than 400 pounds
Amber admitted on the show that she couldn’t climb into her parents’ minivan without a step stool, but recently wrote on Twitter under a picture of herself climbing a tree “that feels like lifetimes ago now.” She also has an active Facebook where she answers viewers’ questions about her weight loss progress- what an inspiration, she looks gorgeous!
After undergoing gastric bypass surgery, as well as subsequent surgeries to remove large masses from her legs and 38 pounds of skin, Charity is now happier and healthier than ever. She is active on Facebook where she continues to document her weight loss journey for all to see!
5) Paula Jones was 533 pounds. After undergoing surgery, she dropped to 269 pounds over a span of a year.
Paula says the motivation to lose weight was due to being ‘fearful of dying and leaving her children without a mother’. Today, she continues to live her new healthy lifestyle and shares photos on Instagram of herself at the gym. Earlier this year, she also co-hosted a weight loss and empowerment summit in Atlanta. Wow.
6) June McCamey weighed almost 600 pounds and has now dropped 389 pounds.
Before June got gastric bypass surgery, she admits that she ate fast food every day. After the surgery, she dropped to 389 pounds. In 2016, she shared the photo above on her Facebook with the caption, “Feeling myself, being in love with me is a beautiful feeling.”.
7) Melissa D. Morris was 653 pounds and has lost an incredible 500 lbs since her gastric bypass surgery!
After shifting 500 lbs, Melissa used her new weight loss to do what she always wanted to do — have children. However, after having two kids, she realized how hard it was to stay fit while raising kids revealing “I didn’t realize how hard it was going to be when you have kids and have food for them around you all day long. It’s hard to stick to a diet.”.
8) Zsalynn Whitworth weighed well over 600 lbs and has now dropped over 300 pounds.
Zsalynn was so desperate to earn money for gastric bypass surgery, that she started modeling for “fat fetish” websites. However, after successfully dropping 300 pounds, she confessed during her 2015 “Where Are They Now?” special that she and her husband got a divorce.
“Gareth hasn’t found much good in my changes,” she said on the show. “It’s time for us to admit it’s over.”.
9) Chuck Turner was 693 lbs before the show and lost 433 lbs after gastric bypass surgery.
Chuck says his new weight loss made him more physically able to do the work needed to run his tow truck business. And in 2015, he revealed that he was looking for love. We hope he’s finally found the one!
10) Marla Mccants was 800 Lbs and she dropped to 300 lbs
Marla’s weight began to spiral out of control when her ex boyfriend kidnapped her and kept her hostage. After the traumatising incident, she was too scared to leave the house and that’s when she ballooned to a life-threatening 800 pounds. However, Marla has made an incredible life change and confessed “I’m so proud of myself. I got myself into [this situation]; I can get myself out.” Today, she’s now down to 330 pounds and still has plans for skin removal surgery. What an amazing achievement!
11) Nikki Webster Was 649 Lbs, She Dropped To 236 Lbs
We love the increase of self esteem between these two pictures. We like her style of clothes, her haircut and her happy smile in the right one. We hope she is as happy as she looks! Incredible transformation!