Over the course of 10 seasons, bariatric surgeon Dr. Nowzaradan has helped dozens of people dealing with morbid obesity as part of the TLC medical reality series “My 600-lb Life”. Patients travel from all over the country to visit Dr. Now at his office in Houston, Texas, in hopes that he will take them on his calorie-restricted diet and exercise program, and ultimately get them weight loss surgery. For most, Dr. Now’s program is their last chance to take control of their lives and their bodies.
In Season 9, Krystal Hall, 34, from Ohio, knew she needed to make drastic changes if she wanted to enjoy life with her husband and watch her son grow up. Despite her relative youth, Krystal’s body was already breaking down as she couldn’t handle the excess weight building up. After a multi-day drive from Ohio to Texas, Krystal Hall and her family arrived at Dr. Now’s office to begin their journey to a healthier life.
How Is Krystal Hall From ‘My 600-lb Life’ Doing Now?
Unfortunately, Krystal Hall’s journey was derailed by the COVID-19 pandemic. As he was ordered to stay home, he was unable to return to Houston for the operation. Seven months passed before Krystal was able to return to Texas.
Unsurprisingly, the delay had a negative impact on her development. Eleven months into the programme, Krystal had regained 53 pounds of the 91 pounds she had lost. Given the situation, Dr. Now expressed disappointment but understood the challenges Krystal – and most people in the quarantine – faced. Although her surgery will be postponed, the doctor told Krystal that she will move to Houston and once she loses the weight she gained back, he will approve her surgery again.
Krystal ended the episode in good spirits, happy to be moving forward once again, and already down 24 pounds. Since the episode only covers the patient’s first year of the journey, we don’t know if Krystal ever underwent weight loss surgery. Her Facebook profile doesn’t provide any updates, although it’s not uncommon for patients who are still actively participating in Dr. Now’s program. Hopefully she will be featured in the film “My 600-lb Life: Where Are They Now?”, a spin-off series that follows patients in the second year (and beyond) of the program.