Amber Rachdi became known to the public through the show “My 600-lb Life” when she weighed around 660 pounds and her life was in danger. Fortunately, she managed to lose weight and become healthier.
I think everyone knows that a healthy diet is very difficult to maintain. Healthy cooking can take a long time and is quite expensive compared to fast food. However, we must be aware that fast food is definitely harmful to the body if consumed regularly.
There are many people with amazing stories who show us that it is possible to change our lifestyle so that we have an optimal weight and be as healthy as possible. One such exemple is Amber Rachdi, who weighed over 660 pounds 5 years ago, and her life was really in danger. Fortunately, she was able to find the motivation and ambition to exercise and eat healthy.
Amber has had weight problems since forever and at only 5 years old she already weighed 160 pounds. As a teenager, her problems worsened because Amber was suffering from anxiety and found “comfort” in food. She ate sweets and large amounts of food every day, and at just 16 years old she couldn’t move and needed a wheelchair. Subsequently, at the age of 23, daily activities became impossible for Amber.
Amber said she tried to lose weight, but although she no longer wanted to eat, she could not stop. She thought she had no escape, especially because the doctors told her she would not be able to get past the age of 30. Fortunately, Ashley realized it was time for a change before it was too late.
Amber decided to go on the show “My 600-lb Life”, but she had to travel by plane, and this was very difficult for her because she did not fit into the row of the plane. That’s how she got to know Dr. Nowzaradan, who was going to change her life.
Amber had to undergo a gastric bypass, but this could only happen after she lost weight. She and her family decided to move to Houston so they wouldn’t have to fly, and Amber’s journey to a new life began.
She started eating healthy meals, such as chicken and vegetables, and also started going to the gym, but she said it was very difficult for her to walk again.
After 3 months of hard work, Dr. Nowzaradan managed to perform surgery on Amber. The bypass surgery for Amber’s stomach was a success and now Amber’s stomach was like a baseball.
After the surgery, Amber started to have anxiety again so she decided to go to a psychologist to help her. Amber was unstoppable! She really wanted to change!
In one year Amber managed to lose 267 lbs and was no longer dependent on a wheelchair and anyone else to get around. Amber stayed to live in Houston with her boyfriend, Rowdy. Amber said she was very happy to be in control of her life.
Dr. Nowzaradan went on to perform surgery to remove her excess skin. Now Amber looks great and is very happy.