Viewers of My 600-lb Life know that success stories and dramatic transformations for the people who appear on the show are rare, even when it comes to some of the most popular stars like the Assanti brothers and JT. Small victories go a long way for participants who embark on a journey to lose weight and save their lives.
Everyone in the series faces a myriad of obstacles: Finances, toxic supporters, mental health issues, travel and self-esteem are just a few of the many deterrents to reprogramming their mindsets and bodies to achieve a healthier lifestyle.
As a result, levels of success vary throughout the show’s eight seasons. When Amber Rachdi, 23, was introduced in season three, she expressed fear of failure and had unrelenting anxiety about the changes she would need to make to lose weight. However, years after her episode aired, Amber Rachdi is now unrecognizable.
My 600-lb Life: Where Is Amber Rachdi, The Star Of ‘My 600-lb Life,’ Now
Amber Rachdi continued to lose weight after My 600-lb Life, and is now a social media influencer (214K followers on Instagram) and plus-size model, serving as an inspiration to many who watch her episode.
One Facebook user, Sonya Cobb, commented with well wishes years after the episode aired, “I just watched your episode for the first time and I fell in love with your personality. You seem so sweet and I really wanted to know how you’ve been doing. … but looks like you’re doing awesome and I’m so happy for you!” Cobb’s statement echoes the sentiments of many of Amber Rachdi’s fans. The former TLC star remains active on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, engaging with her fans and giving advice to others who are going through the same journey. She is a firm believer in body positivity and mental health.
While she once hesitated to go out in public for fear of being ridiculed, Amber Rachdi now embraces the love of her fans by sharing selfies showing her slimmed-down frame and diamond-cut cheekbones, videos of her gym workouts, parties with friends, and the occasional photo of her vegetable garden, which she says serve to change her eating habits.