Category: My 600-lb Life

My 600-Lb Life: Why have gastric bypass surgery after losing a lot of weight on your own?

I'm a huge fan (and proponent) of TLC's reality series My 600-Lb Life, but there has always been one thing that bugged me about it. Dr. Nowzaradan always asks the potential gastric bypass surgery patients on the show to demonstrate that they are able to lose weigh ton their own before he will allow them to undergo the procedure. What I don't understand is when patients are able to lose a substantial amount of weight through diet and exercise at this stage, why is the option of not having surgery ever discussed?

My 600-Lb Life’s Pauline is Guinness World Record holder, ‘sexercise’ promoter, Dr. Phil guest, fetish model…

If you watched this week's episode of TLC's My 600-Lb Life and thought that 678-pound Pauline looked familiar, that could be for any number of reasons. The 50-year-old Sacramento, California mother of one is no stranger to national and even worldwide publicity after putting together a headline-grabbing resume that includes being named the Guinness Book of World Records "World's Heaviest Living Woman" in 2011, appearing on Dr. Phil as well as HLN with Dr. Drew more than once, numerous tabloid stories about how she lost weight by having sex up to seven times a day with her ex-husband, and having her own section under the alias Paulee Bombshell on a plus-sized fetish website.

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