Yes, this is really amazing, inspiring and heartwarming story – this woman lost 243 kg! Yes, that’s really amazing, but wait, there’s a bad part! Now, she’s on her way to become anorexic! Yes, she went from obese to anorexic! Now, this amazing woman weighs just 75 kg. But she still views herself as morbidly obese. That’s really shocking, because she’s on her way to become anorexic!
This is how the story goes – Christina Phillips (25) lost 243 kg — and lives in constant fear of gaining back the weight. Christina says that lately, any time when she sees the scale go up, she freaks out and she won’t eat anything for a couple days! She said that on Wednesday’s episode of My 600lb Life: Where Are They Now? She also said that she still sees herself as 318 kg, and people are staring at her. She also said that sometimes, she doesn’t even want to leave the house, which is really bad, especially for her self-esteem!
Christina also suffers from body dysmorphia, which means that she’s viewing herself as much larger than she actually is. Well, the real and ugly truth is that many patients deal with eating disorders after their gastric bypass surgeries. It also has a myriad of rarely discussed negative side effects, including higher suicide rates, anemia, and ulcers.
As we said, the 25-year-old weighs 75 kg. But she still views herself as morbidly obese. Christina Phillips said:
“When I look in the mirror, I don’t see what everyone else sees.”
During a check-up with her doctor, Houston-based gastric bypass surgeon Nowzaradan, Phillips confessed that she was living off of 400 calories a day.
Dr. Nowzaradan explained:
“That is far below what you should be getting. You should double that at least. You’re going from one extreme to the other. They’re both unhealthy.”
Dr. Nowzaradan also noted that her concave collar bone indicated that she didn’t have enough body fat — and ordered her to see a therapist. Christina Phillips also said that her loving boyfriend, Shane, and surgery to remove excess skin on her arms and legs has helped boost her confidence.
“I’ve been working to be OK with who I am, and I’m really grateful I can do normal things … I’ve been learning that the number doesn’t matter as much, and the priority is that I need to be healthy.”