Morbidly Obese 23-Year-Old Woman Loses 400 Pounds After Changing Only Three Things In Her Life

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Most days we watch as the number on the scales creeps higher, as opposed to lower. Which is understandable when you consider that the modern day human’s life is ruled by fast food and convenient television dinners.In this fast-paced world a balanced diet is often unattainable, so we make do with microwavable meals and a token piece of fruit. Sometimes we surprise ourselves with a homemade creation, but ultimately we are governed by our desire to spend less time cooking and more time eating.We tell ourselves that this approach to food is okay, as long as we don’t over indulge and balloon in weight. We comfort ourselves with the fact that we are not considered clinically ‘fat’ and thus one more chocolate biscuit won’t hurt. We pity those who are morbidly overweight and question how they could possibly have got so such a grotesque size, as we smugly devour a sharing bag of Doritos.However, the fact is that those who are shockingly overweight are just like you and me. One day they were looking at pictures of dangerously overweight people with bewilderment, the next they were that person.One person who knows this only too well is Amber Rachdi. The 23-year-old from Oregon weighed 660lbs before choosing to dramatically shed over HALF of her body weight…
Amber’s shocking story came to the public attention in 2015, when she featured on ‘My 600lb Life’, where she nervously admitted that she had a problem. At 660lbs (47 stone) Amber was dangerously overweight and at risk of not making it to her 30th birthday.Housebound and unable to walk, Amber was miserable. What little movement she did have was restricted to a mobility scooter.To make matters worse, Amber was surrounded by textbook “enablers” in the form of her parents and boyfriend. Together they pushed large quantities of food in front of Amber, for varying motives. Her mother fed Amber because she saw how food comforted her daughter’s anxiety. Meanwhile, her boyfriend fed her due to his preference for “bigger women”.
But, Amber was tired of living a restricted life. So she chose to take drastic action in order to streamline her body…Amber pleaded with the resident surgeon on the show to help her with a gastric bypass. Initially reluctant, the surgeon requested that Amber lose 20lbs before he could consider qualifying her for the operation. Desperate to be approved, Amber lost 17lbs over the course of three months by eating healthier meal options – while her boyfriend stuffs fast food feasts directly in front of her.The surgeon eventually agreed to admit her for the surgery, which she undergoes successfully. In the year following the operation, Amber lost 267lbs, which almost halved her body weight.

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