Amber Rachdi, a 23-year-old woman, was no ordinary young adult who could go to college, party and spend all day with friends. Her weight had made her so homely that it was difficult for her to do simple tasks like bathing or going downstairs. By the age of five, Amber Rachdi weighed more than 150 kilos, and by the age of 16 she had to rely on a wheelchair to get around. An undiagnosed anxiety disorder triggered her teenage eating disorder and when it reared its ugly head again, Amber knew it was time for action.
Eating was her way to combat her anxiety problems and be at peace. Four giant meals and tons of candy every day was what comforted her.
She then decided to come to the show with her supportive family who had taken care of him. With her fate now in the hands of Dr. Now, she strove to be better and healthier. Dr. Now advised her on ways to reduce her daily calorie intake and simple exercises that would increase her physical activity.
Although she diligently followed his advice, she only managed to lose 20 kilos. Dr. Now then approved her gastric bypass surgery, in which he reduced the size of her stomach to the size of a baseball. She was one of the few contestants on the show who had undergone this operation.
She shared that the surgery motivated her to change her lifestyle and learn new habits that would improve her body. She also believed that taking responsibility for her excess weight and disciplining herself is what made the difference. Amber Rachdi started going to the gym every day and she also started seeing a therapist for her anxiety problems. By the end of the show, she had lost a whopping 267 pounds and looked better and healthier than ever!
My 600-Lb Life: Whatever Happened To Amber Rachdi
Reports show that by the end of the season, Amber Rachdi had lost another 200 kilos! This means that in total she has lost almost 400 kilos since embarking on her weight loss journey. An inspiration to many, Amber has become an Instagram star! With thousands of followers, she’s sure to share motivational advice with her fans.
She constantly updates her Instagram account with her glamorous selfies and transformation photos. Fans are in awe of her beauty, her sharp facial features, her fashion style, makeup looks, cute hairstyles, trendy nail art and her eyebrows that are always fliek! Some of her followers are so impressed that they want her to continue modelling. A happy, healthy and self-confident woman, Amber Rachdi is also now independent.
She has her own apartment and car and lives a more social life. Sources revealed that after the show, she went back to college and graduated. She had hinted at being an English major.
Another news that may surprise you is that she broke up with her boyfriend whom she was with while filming the show. When she realised that the man was poisonous to her and her progress, she moved on to a new and better man. In 2016, she announced on her Twitter account that she was getting married. She did not disclose the identity of her husband as she now wants to keep her family life private.