23-Year-Old Weighs 657 Pounds, Changes Three Easy Things; Quickly Drops 400 Pounds (video)
23-year-old Amber Rachdi was not happy with the way she looked or her health in general. The young woman from Troutdale, Oregon topped the scales at 657 pounds back in 2015. She required a motorized scooter to navigate the world and could not perform basic movements and was unable to bath herself. As a 23-year-old she felt depressed because she was so limited in her ability to live life.
She wanted more from her life but knew that the reason she was suffering was because of her obesity.
Rachdi knew that she needed to take measures into her own hands. So, she applied for a slot on the TLC reality television show “My 600-lb Life.” And she was accepted, but the road to health was not going to be easy.
But after numerous consultations, Rachdi was told that she needed to do only three things to turn her life around. They were simple tasks, but would not be easy to do over the long term. They would require a lifestyle change and constant commitment. But the result would be worth it.
All Rachdi needed to do to lose 400 pounds was to:
- Adjust her eating habits.
- Exercise more and perform more physical activity.
- Undergo gastric bypass surgery.
If she completed these three simple tasks, she would be on her way to a much healthier life, a life where she could bathe herself, go out with friends, and be “normal.” That was what she wanted more than anything in the world.
She committed to making these three changes.
Now she looks like a new person. She has dropped more than 400 pounds of fat and is enjoying life as an active young woman. It has just been two years since she made these three changes and her life is completely different.
With more than 66,000 Instagram followers, fans want to see Rachdi succeed. They look to her as an inspiration. She has helped many people make their own healthy changes in their life.
Recently, she opened up to her followers on Facebook about the best thing she ever did – commit to change.
“It breaks my heart how many folks are coming to me with weight-related health concerns and stories of their struggles,” she wrote on Facebook. “I resonate so deeply with the fears and feelings of shame people carry to me. But, I am not a doctor or a nutritionist or a health educator. My path isn’t made to be replicated or emulated. I can’t offer real advice about diet or exercise beyond this: Talk to your doctor. Talk to a nutritionist. Measure and track what you eat HONESTLY for at least a week beforehand. Find an accountability buddy. Reach out. You deserve both personal and professional allies!”
Change is possible. With a team of supporters, you can achieve your goals and dreams. You just need to decide once and for all to go for it and refuse to give up. If Rachdi can do it, so can you. She’ll tell you that herself.
“Learn new habits, get into therapy, and learn to make better choices on (your) own,” Amber wrote on Facebook.
“Tons of folks need revision if they don’t focus their energy on learning new skills.”
You can lose weight too!