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Woman who once weighed nearly 800 pounds. She says she was a ‘fat functional person’ until cancer diagnosis
Amanda says that at almost 800 pounds she had a job, a car, a second-floor flat and was living a normal life. She says that despite some aches and pains from being overweight, she believed she was a “functional fat person” until she was diagnosed with cancer. “I couldn’t get radiation because the weight limit on the radiation table was 550 (lbs), and I was over that,” she says. “I had to lose weight or I was going to die.” Amanda says she had weight loss surgery and lost over 500 pounds. nowadays. She says she believes she would have died if she hadn’t lost weight. How does she say she is today? Watch the video above to learn more about Amanda. Additionally, Dr. Michael Goran, co-director of the USC Diabetes and Obesity Research Institute and author of the book “Sugarproof: The Hidden Dangers of Sugar That Are Putting Your Children’s Health at Risk and What You Can Do,” speaks with the Dr. Phil on the reasons for the growing obesity epidemic in the United States and around the world. This episode of Dr. Phil, “The Psychological Burden of Obesity,” airs Monday. And later, TV personality and author Brooke Burke discusses her health and fitness app, Brooke Burke Body. Check your local listing for where to watch. WATCH: A woman who lost 500 pounds. Says she is convinced she would have died if she hadn’t lost weight TELL DR. PHIL YOUR STORY: Need Dr. Phil to get real with someone?