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Megalomedia, the production company behind the TLC reality seriesMy 600-lb Life,is currently facing a host of lawsuits filed by ten former subjects featured on the show. In May 2020, a judge agreed with the cast members request to consolidate most of those suits, according to Starcasm.

The first lawsuit was filed by the family of deceased cast member James L.B. Bonner, who took his own life in 2018. Bonners family alleges gross negligence on Megalomedia, claiming the company failed to provide him with adequate mental health care while filming, despite Bonner exhibiting concerning signs of depression. Bonners family also claims Megalomedia pressured Bonner into filming when he was unprepared to do so.

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Bonners family filed the first lawsuit against Megalomedia in January 2020, and nine more cast members have since followed suit, according to Starcasm. Among those suing the producers are David Bolton, who appeared on Season 6 of the show, as well as Season 4 star Dottie Perkins, and Season 7 star Jeanne Covey, who was the first to quit Dr. Nows program while filming. Nicole Lewis, Maja Radanovic, Gina Krasley, Destinee Lashaee, Alicia Kirgan and Annjeanette Whaley are also among those suing the production company for a number of grievances, including fraud, negligence and more.

Several former cast members also allege that Megalomedia never followed through with covering the cost of medical bills as promised, while others accuse the production company of causing emotional distress for the purpose of ratings.

Gina Krasleys lawsuit claims the company failed to require a psychological evaluation, nor did they provide adequate mental health services during filming, according to the suit. She also accuses Megalomedia of failing to properly train employees regarding depression and the known risk of suicide that comes with the extreme weight loss diets the subjects were following. Meanwhile, Jeanne Covey claims the show lied about paying medical bills for her mother, Barbara Fallow, in excess of $70,000, according to Starcasm.

You can check out a short rundown of why each cast member is suing Megalomedia below, courtesy of various court documents, Starcasm and The List:

Angela Gutierrez, another formerMy 600-lb Lifecast member who appeared on Season 7 of the show, has also shown support for the lawsuits and expressed interest in filing one herself. She toldStarcasmin February that she was happy to see the production company taken to court and was hopeful that viewers would get a chance to see what really goes on behind the scenes.

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Too many times, reality shows take advantage of, and profit from, those who are featured therein. I understand the desire for everyday people to want to be famous and who want to be seen on TV. But, I refuse to allow people to be exploited!!! After many requests, I have decided to engage. This is our first effort: Tomorrow morning, our firm will file suit against those responsible for creating "My Six Hundred Pound Life." The stated premise of this popular show is to help people who are grossly obese to provide surgery for them and, then, after losing weight, a new life. What they don't disclose is that the producers of this show are directly related to the medical "professionals" who were supposed to be monitoring and helping the participants. To be clear, the producer of the show, who is more focused on creating drama amongst family members, is the son of the doctor who preforms the weight loss surgerythat doesn't pass the smell test!! Unfortunately, due to a drive for profit and ratings, one of the most popular participants of the show died. My client, LB Bonner died after appearing on "My Six Hundred pound Life," because he wasn't provided any follow up care or counseling. On behalf of his family, we will seek to change the reality show business in the United States. We will also bring additional cases on behalf of families exploited by major media companies who produce these shows and those like them, who profit on the misery of everyday people.

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High-profile and notable Texas lawyer Tony Buzbee, the attorney representing the subjects ofMy 600-lb Life suing Megalomedia, told Starcasm that he aims to end this show with the consolidated lawsuits.

I have spent a career changing corporate practices and I rarely lose, Buzbee told the publication. Doctors are supposed to be medical professionals focused on patient welfare, not instigators of ratings. Rather than focus on the welfare of the patients, the medical staff and producers of this show are instead focused on ratings.

He added, Although many find the show entertaining, because of the complete lack of aftercare and due to the way these people are treated, the show wreaks havoc on those that appear. We intend to end this show, unless it makes dramatic changes.

My 600 Lb LifeairsWednesday nights at 8 p.m. ESTon TLC. You can find more coverage and updates on the cast and subjectshere.

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Jul 3rd, 2020 | Filed under Extreme Weight Loss

Denise Van Outen was one of the biggest names in showbiz in 2001.

Fresh from her hugely successful stint, alongside Johnny Vaughan, as a presenter on Channel 4's The Big Breakfast she was preparing to launch herself as an actress.

But as she started her hugely popular run in the West End musical Chicago, Denise was dealing with a devastating heartbreak.

For three years she had been in a relationship with Jamiroquai frontman, Jay Kay, and the couple were planning their wedding.

Even though they hadn't set a date, Jay gushed about his girlfriend insisting "she's very special to me" in 1999.

He added: "We are getting married next year, but no date has been set. We're going to do it when the time is right.

"No one else is like her at all. She's bonkers and makes me laugh, I wouldn't want anyone else."

Although the cracks were already starting to appear with Jay saying their busy schedules often kept them apart.

He explained: "If Denise and I get to spend five days together it's a bonus. We hardly get to see each other because of our schedules.

"We may go out once in a while and when we do we always get recognised. Some people notice Denise and haven't got a clue who I am."

But by 2001, their relationship was strained beyond repair and the couple split for good.

And as she threw herself into work, she began to notice a disturbing change in her body.

Denise explained:"Ive had times when Ive definitely been too thin. I think around the time I did Chicago, I went down to a size 6 but I was dancing a lot.

"I was doing a lot of shows, Id split up with my boyfriend, I had a lot going on in my life."

She wasn't the only one to notice her tiny, shrinking frame, and admits looking back at pictures of herself then is a shock.

Denise said: "I definitely look at pictures at myself back then and think, 'I definitely look too thin.

"It doesnt look very nice. But at the time, you think you look OK because everyone tells you that you look fantastic, which is a bit odd because you think, 'Hmm, maybe I look great, but I feel terrible'."

And the actress was not the only one to struggle with the break-up of her relationship.

Jamiroquai also released the album A Funk Odyssey in the same year, and it's rumoured many of the lyrics are about the break-up of Jay Kay's relationship with Denise.

Many believe the lyrics to the hit single, Little L, are about the breakdown of Jay's relationship with the Loose Women star.

Lyrics included: "There you were freaking out, trying to get your head around the fact that me and you and love is dead.

"We're finished now cos you can't decide what you really want from me.

"Why does it have to be like this I can never tell. You make me love you, love you baby with a little L."

However, at the time Denise insisted the former couple were still good friends and had only broken up because of the pressures of work commitments.

She said at the time: "Jay and I are still really good friends and people are speculating so much about why we broke up.

"The reason was work-related but we're still both happy and still speaking to each other."

Denise went on to marry Any Dream Will Do star, Lee Mead, and the couple are proud parents to daughter, Betsy.

They divorced in 2015 and Denise is now in a relationship with commodities trader, Eddie Boxhall, who is joining her on the Celebrity Gogglebox sofa.

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Jun 29th, 2020 | Filed under Extreme Weight Loss

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Jun 26th, 2020 | Filed under Extreme Weight Loss

If youre feeling in need of some positivity then you can always count on Lizzo for help.

The singer is the epitome of confidence, and is the ideal role model for women around the world.

On her TikTok account Lizzo puts across a carefree attitude, often posting videos in her underwear, promoting body positivity and inspiring the nation.

Yesterday, she posted a video that will be remembered forever, reminding women that there is really no need for weight loss or to conform to the ideal standards of beauty.

Melissa Viviane Jefferson, better known as Lizzo, is an American singer, rapper and songwriter.

She often speaks out about important issues, especially preaching about confidence, self-love and body positivity.

Speaking to The Washington Post, she said: The term body positivity only exists because of body shaming. People should naturally be body positive and positivity should just be built in our culture.

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Lizzo took to TikTok yesterday to upload a very important video.

She shows her workout routine, and proceeds to give a very inspiring message. She says:

Hey. So Ive been working out consistently for the last five years. And it may come as a surprise to some of yall. But Im not working out to have your ideal body type. Im working out to have my ideal body type. And you know what type that is? None of your f*cking business.

Then, she continues to say that she is beautiful and strong and urges others not to judge people.

At the end of the video, she argues that: Health isnt just determined by what you look like on the outside. Health is also about what happens on the inside.

Exercise, health and weight loss are often viewed synonymously in our society, and if you are exercising it is deemed that you must be wanting to lose weight.

Weight loss is then seen as a positive thing, such as Adeles extreme weight loss earlier this year which was widely celebrated around the world.

But Lizzo has been praised by fans after she argued that she exercises to make herself feel good on the inside, rather than changing what you see on the outside. Go Lizzo!

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Jun 17th, 2020 | Filed under Extreme Weight Loss

By Dr. Thomas Polucki

Gyms Reopen this weekend. As much as I LOVE exercise and freedom, I wont be signing up for another extreme weight loss challenge. Instead, I want to share an easier option with you

Yes, like most people, I put on toxic weight during the lock down. But I also have enough experience with toxic weight gain and loss to stay away from the torture for temporary results this time.

Hi, Im Dr. Thomas Polucki and Im a food addict.

As weird as it sounds, I love exercise, but it wasnt always like that. Several serious exercise related injuries made me take breaks from most exercise, sometimes for years.

With all sincere respect, all these injuries happened under the direct supervision of certified professional trainers, before I knew better. Now I only recommend trainers with more than just basic certification.

Plus it seemed that less exercise actually fueled my nasty food addictions.

So my lock down weight gain cant compare to what I already learned the hard way.

Yes, I believe in food addiction, because I live with it and I believe that most of you do too.

When any food triggers inflammation in your digestive tract, chemicals similar to recreational drugs get released. Before long you associate the drug-like euphoria to the food and crave it more.

Similarly, if you exercise too much, you produce those same drug-like chemicals to manage the inflammation caused by exercise.

But small amounts of exercise, twenty to forty minutes a day, based on your conditioning, helps break the addiction.

Both physical injury and food addition need rehabilitation. First, put out the fire of inflammation with anti-inflammatory diet and supplements.

Then clear the debris with targeted therapy and nutrition to bring circulation back to injured tissues.

And finally rebuild with smarter, more stress resilient tissues.

Making sure that the innate and adaptive neuro-immune system gets optimized.

Whats the point of torturing yourself for temporary results?

Especially since sustainable results can happen as fast and much easier.

The fresh air, especially in the morning, cant be matched by any gyms new normal requirements.

And with little to no equipment, you can create results that rival the most expensive gyms and personal trainers.

A lot changed in the past four months. I wish gyms and personal trainers the best. In this instance, we really are all in this together.

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Jun 17th, 2020 | Filed under Extreme Weight Loss

ST. LOUIS Kyle Gibson spent nine years in the Minnesota Twins organization after being selected 22nd overall in the 2009 Major League Baseball Draft.

Called up in 2013, Gibson, a 2006 Greenfield-Central graduate, has amassed a 67-68 record with 845 strikeouts over seven big league seasons.

Beginning this year, Gibson will have a new home, once baseball returns from the COVID-19 delay and the Major League Baseball Players Association and team owners work out an agreement to restart.

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Over the winter, Gibson entered free agency and signed a three-year, $30 million contact with the Texas Rangers.

On his way to acclimating to his new club, Gibsons first year with the Rangers was halted during spring training in March, but hes hardly sitting idle.

After posting a 13-7 record with a 4.84 ERA last year with Minnesota, Gibson saw his fastball reach a career-best 93 mph. His career-high in wins followed a successful 2018 when he finished 10-13 with a 3.62 ERA and a single-season best 179 strikeouts.

Despite a strong start to 2019, Gibsons effectiveness faded down the stretch due to a bout with E. coli and later ulcerative colitis, which sent him to the designated list before returning to help the Twins win their first divisional title since 2010.

He pitched in relief for the Twins in the 2019 American League Divisional Series playoffs against the New York Yankees with one inning recorded.

In Texas, he is joined by former Twins teammate Lance Lynn of Brownsburg, but until baseball resumes, hes been getting quality time at home near St. Louis with his wife Elizabeth and their three children.

While 2019 was an up-and-down journey, Gibson was well prepared for the trials he faced after the 6-foot-6 righty required Tommy John surgery in 2011 that delayed his promotion to the big leagues until 2013.

He also was demoted in 2017 to refine his mechanics, but he once again bounced back and looks to keep the trend going with the Rangers.

Recently, the Daily Reporter caught up with Gibson to talk downtime, his new team and his health.

Without baseball going on right now, how are you spending your time? What the downtime been like for you?

KG: I dont know when retirement is going to come and when baseball is going to tell me Im no good anymore, but when it does, I got a little glimpse of what thats going to look like over the last couple of weeks. Ive been able to do things I normally dont get a chance to do. Ive been working in the garden. We have quite a few vegetables were planting, and Im teaching the kids about gardening. Its been fun. I to got to see my daughter crawl for the first time, watched my daughter Hayden ride her bike for the first time. And those are all things I could have possibly missed had I been playing. Im definitely excited to get back to playing, but its been fun to spend some extra time with the family.

What has this experience been like for you, watching baseball shutdown?

KG: It was different. Trying to still find ways to get to know your new teammates and to use the time the best way we can, obviously all of that was cut short with spring training and being shortened. But, everybody has been good about staying connected on Zoom calls, staying connected in different ways that 2020 technology allows us.

But, I think the Rangers have done a good job of getting together a group of guys that they had a pretty good idea would mesh well. I think thats what we did. One thing (Rangers manager Chris Woodward) asked was, how can we use this as an advantage? And, if we have guys bought into the process, staying connected and staying together and working hard and making that a priority, then the Texas Rangers will be better prepared for a shortened season and arent going to lose any of the camaraderie. Maybe there are 30 teams trying to do that. I dont know? But, I think we have a special group of guys that have made it fun.

Based on what you know or can divulge, whats do you know as far as baseballs plans to return?

KG: Its hard to say. Obviously, in that agreement that we signed in March, players and owners, we want to play as many games as possible. I think thats one thing that could be a little sticking point is at 40 or 50 games or whatever MLB is going to announce, thats not even a quarter of a season, but theyre trying to give the fans something to watch and something to be excited about, and thats what were ready to do. Its what we want to do.

Its just a very inopportune time, though I dont know if there ever is an opportune time for millionaires and billionaires to argue. If everybody can keep their cool and talk calmly to one another, then I think theres middle ground to be found, and I think well be playing baseball before people know it.

With baseball being played in Korea and seeing states reopen across the nation, do you think that gives MLB hope of coming back?

KG: Im not a scientist or a doctor or seeing what everyone else is seeing. I can only experience what Im experiencing, but I hope so. I think, hope is something that everyone would like to have right now, and everybody is kind of searching for it right now. In these grime times with the protests going on, with the pandemic going on, I think if we have a little bit of hope show up, that would be something that would be very helpful. The hope is that we can figure out some of the issues were having as a country and at the same time have the coronavirus calm down and give everyone a chance to get back to normal again.

Without baseball, how are you keeping in shape?

KG: We have a shed on our property, and Ive been able to put some workout equipment in and the local Legion gave me a wood mound to thrown off. We got to know the guy who runs the local Legion. The past few weeks, hes given me the ability to go out and face some of his guys. Thats been a lot of fun. There are a lot of good people around here who are helping me out. Its been interesting and fun adjusting as you go.

Wait. When you say Legion baseball, are you facing teenagers?

KG: Yep. Theyve been juniors or seniors that just graduated or ready to be seniors. Its been fun.

OK, be honest. Anyone hit a homer off of you?

KG: Nobodys taken me yard yet. I think in eight innings Ive given up a couple ground-ball singles. Its been fun. Ive known some of these kids for a little bit or Ive known people that know their families. Im hoping that being around them and talking to them allows them to be comfortable in the box and have fun. I definitely dont want them to be afraid to swing and they havent been. Ive actually been able to get some good work in.

Obviously last year, you started out well, but you were also ill. Is that now behind you and has this downtime helped you get healthier?

KG: The E. coli is no longer an issue. The ulcerative colitis is still with me and may not show symptoms all the time, but its something Ill just live with for the rest of my life. Thats something thats gotten better and better as weve found the right medication, and then my wife who is studying fitness and nutrition, she has been helping me diet and the dietitian with the Rangers has been helping me with diet. So, Ive got a lot of people really invested in me trying to stay healthy. So, thats something Im really thankful for.

This is the first time in your career youre with a new MLB team. How exciting is this new opportunity for you?

KG: Its definitely exciting. Its something where I leaned on some guys who have been in free agency before for how they approached. One guy was Ryan Dozier with Minnesota, and he told me dont be afraid of free agency. You dont necessarily get a chance to pick exactly where you want to play because those teams might not come calling, but its a new opportunity and an ability to play with some different guys and be part of a new clubhouse you can make an impact in. Its not something that should scare you. I took that to heart, and we just tried to find a place for 2-3 years that was going to be a good place for our family and somewhere I was going to win. I do think that with the new ballpark and the pitching staff weve been able to put together, were going to have all those abilities in Texas over the next few years.

Has it been comforting to have another Indiana guy in Texas with you in Lance Lynn?

KG: Ive got to know Lance Lynn a lot from the time in Minnesota and now here in Texas. I never played against him but always knew who he was. I love telling the folklore of Lance Lynn to all our teammates that dont necessarily know where Lance came from in high school and how good he was and how many people knew who he was in the game of baseball around Indiana. Its a lot of fun playing next to him and seeing how he is away from the field as well. I know in the media he catches a lot of flack for being abrasive and a tough guy, but dont tell him I told you, hes kind of a softy and hes a really nice guy when it comes to really caring about the people around him. Dont let the beard and the short post-game answers fool you.

Signing with Texas keeps you in the American League. Did you consider moving over to the National League?

KG: I was definitely open to going to the National League. I love hitting and its something I always loved doing as a kid. I wasnt nearly good enough to do it in college or anywhere near in the pros, but its something I was open to, but the right situation didnt come up.

The Twins gave you an opportunity, brought you up through their system and they committed to you. How grateful are you for that experience?

KG: Im extremely grateful. I got a chance when I signed with Texas to really say thank you and express that gratitude, but no matter how that ended with Minnesota, Elizabeth and I were extremely grateful for the time and opportunity they gave us and the support they gave us. Whether it was on the field or off the field or through the many endeavors we tried to accomplish up there, they were always supportive and always willing to be behind us no matter what 100 percent. Were very thankful. Its somewhere Im looking forward to going back and being a visiting player. It will be different, but Im looking forward to it.

You also had some playoff experience with the Twins. What was that like to compete in the playoffs?

KG: That was special. That was a season last year, and in 2017 in the wild card as well, where having a chance to get really close to building something was something I wanted to be part of my entire career. Last year, it was pretty emotional to be able to look around at the front office and the guys that Id been around for nearly 10 years and those guys had done their best to build that type of a club to go around and share that moment with them and tell them thank you and be able to let them know how much that meant to me was a lot of fun. I hope its something Minnesota fans enjoyed and look forward to hopefully having more years ahead of them like that. Its a lot of fun being in the playoff. Its where you want to be.

Your illness led to some extreme weight loss, around 20-25 pounds. Do you feel that hindered you from a strength standpoint as the season went on in 2019?

KG: Yeah, I didnt want to admit it, but as I look back and where I was going health wise and strength wise, I was just putting myself in a situation where I was going to do more harm than good, honestly. Thankfully, I didnt get hurt and it didnt come to that, but it was one of those things for a while where I was able to go out and still execute pitches, and maybe the results werent going my way, but I felt like I was still able to go out there and execute.

It was just a little bit of stubbornness in me. I wouldnt say no to going out there. Part of it, also, was every five days, I was going through so much physically and not feeling good and when I took the mound it was actually the best I would feel all week. The adrenaline, the chemical release in the brain from the excitement and the butterflies and everything actually made my stomach feel better. For three hours, one out of five days, I felt normal again.

Strength wise, though, youre right. I was 20 pounds down and nowhere near where I needed to be. And, ultimately when I went on the DL, that was the driving decision. At that point, Im wasnt doing anybody any good by not being my best out there, so it was time.

You were able to make the shift to the bullpen as a relief pitcher, though?

KG: Yeah, that was fun. It was different but fun. I enjoyed the life of a starter, being able to control the situation, but that was a lot of fun to be out there in a playoff game.

Youve faced a lot of adversity in your career from Tommy John surgery, the demotion with Minnesota, your illness and having to rebuild yourself, how much does all that teach you about who you are as a professional and a person?

KG: I think it teaches us a lot. If youre going through a tough time and youre not learning about yourself, then youre probably wasting that tough time. And if you get through that tough time and you havent grown, then you definitely wasted that time. I think that was something, going through what I had already gone through in my career, it probably prepared me mentally, spiritually in a lot of different ways for having to go through what I went through last year. Its something that taught me how to persevere. It taught me how to make sure my priorities stay in line. It taught me to make sure I dont lose sight of who I am and what my identity is, which I did in 2017 right before I got demoted. It taught me a lot.

As you sit back while youre going through a tough time, if you can separate your emotions from the tough time and you can really let yourself think about what youre going through and really figure out how you can become better, then you can turn that negative into a positive and into something that can be substantially different down the road.

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Jun 17th, 2020 | Filed under Extreme Weight Loss

Anorexia nervosa, also called anorexia, is a potentially life-threatening eating disorder that is characterised by self-starvation and excessive weight loss. The disorder is diagnosed when a person weighs at least 15 per cent less than his or her normal/ideal body weight. Extreme weight loss in people with anorexia nervosa can lead to dangerous health problems and even death.

The term anorexia literally means "loss of appetite." However, this definition is misleading as people with anorexia nervosa are often hungry but refuse food anyway. People with anorexia nervosa have intense fears of becoming fat and see themselves as fat even when they are very thin. These individuals may try to correct this perceived "flaw" by strictly limiting food intake and exercising excessively in order to lose weight.

The exact cause of anorexia is not known, but research suggests that a combination of certain personality traits, emotions, and thinking patterns, as well as biological and environmental factors might be responsible.

People with anorexia often use food and eating as a way to gain a sense of control when other areas of their lives are very stressful or when they feel overwhelmed. Feelings of inadequacy, low self-esteem, anxiety, anger, or loneliness also might contribute to the development of the disorder. In addition, people with eating disorders might have troubled relationships, or have a history of being teased about their size or weight. Pressure from peers and a society that equates thinness and physical appearance with beauty also can have an impact on the development of anorexia.

Eating disorders also might have physical causes. Changes in hormones that control how the body and mind maintain mood, appetite, thinking, and memory might foster eating disorders. The fact that anorexia nervosa tends to run in families also suggests that a susceptibility to the disorder might partially be hereditary.

Untreated, anorexia nervosa can lead to organ damage or drop in blood pressure, pulse and breathing rates. The patients often experience loss of hair or even thinning of bones, otherwise called osteoporosis. In extreme cases, anorexia could lead to death from starvation or even suicide if help is not received.

Emergency care for anorexia may be needed in some extreme cases where dehydration, malnutrition, kidney failure, or an irregular heartbeat may pose imminent risk to life.

Emergency or not, treatment of anorexia is challenging because most people with the disorder deny they have a problem or are so terrified of becoming overweight that they may oppose efforts to help them gain a normal weight. Like all eating disorders, anorexia requires a comprehensive treatment plan that is adjusted to meet the needs of each patient.

Goals of treatment include restoring the person to a healthy weight, treating emotional issues such as low self-esteem, correcting distorted thinking patterns, and developing long-term behavioural changes. Treatment most often involves a combination of the following treatment methods:

This is a type of individual counseling that focuses on changing the thinking (cognitive therapy) and behaviour (behavioural therapy) of a person with an eating disorder. Treatment includes practical techniques for developing healthy attitudes toward food and weight, as well as approaches for changing the way the person responds to difficult situations.

Certain antidepressant medications such as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) might be used to help control anxiety and depression associated with an eating disorder. Some antidepressants may also help with sleep and stimulate appetite. Other types of medications also might be offered to help control anxiety and/or distorted attitudes toward eating and body image.

As mentioned above, hospitalisation might be needed to treat severe weight loss that has resulted in malnutrition and other serious mental or physical health complications, such as heart disorders, serious depression, and risk of suicide. In some cases, the patient may need to be fed through a feeding tube or through an IV.

The symptoms often include the following:

Rapid weight loss over several weeks or months

Continuing to diet/limited eating even when thin or when weight is very low

Having an unusual interest in food, calories, nutrition, or cooking

Intense fear of gaining weight

Strange eating habits or routines, such as eating in secret

Feeling fat, even if underweight

Inability to realistically assess one's own body weight

Striving for perfection and being very self-critical

Undue influence of body weight or shape on self-esteem

Depression, anxiety, or irritability

Infrequent or irregular, or even missed menstrual periods in females

Laxative, diuretic, or diet pill use

Frequent illness

Wearing loose clothing to hide weight loss

Compulsive exercising

Feeling worthless or hopeless

Social withdrawal

Physical symptoms that develop over time, including: low tolerance of cold weather, brittle hair and nails, dry or yellowing skin, anemia, constipation, swollen joints, tooth decay, and a new growth of thin hair over the body

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Jun 3rd, 2020 | Filed under Extreme Weight Loss

Hamed earned a purse of $6m - about 4.9m - for facing Barrera in 2001

Naseem Hamed could not somersault over the top rope this time.

The trademark ring entrance of the self-styled 'Prince' was off limits as his gloves were unable to grip the ring ropes.

It pointed to the misery that would soon unfold. Extreme weight loss, arguments and botched training preceded his 2001 bout with Marco Antonio Barrera. This was a fight where nothing went right.

Team Hamed set up in Palm Springs, California - in the former home of singer Bing Crosby - for a training camp that would lead to his first Las Vegas bout, nine years on from his debut at Mansfield Leisure Centre.

Mexico's Barrera was working out at at altitude but Hamed started camp needing to lose 35lbs to make 9st. A broken hand had led to rest and weight gain.

Lead trainer Emanuel Steward was absent for all but the final weeks of camp, reporters including 5 Live Boxing's Steve Bunce were hearing whispers of "disastrous" preparation and those closest to Hamed maintain to this day that he should never have entered the ring.

"I boiled myself down to make weight," Hamed says. "I got to Vegas and was wearing sweat suits. I was in my room at 5am still on a treadmill and having the hottest baths I could. There was a point where I was in bed and couldn't even pick up my head.

"I should never have taken that fight. It's that carrot that dangles in front of you with so much money."

About $6m ($4.9m) was pushed the way of Hamed, whose standing even led to him dancing with Michael Jackson prior to his US debut years earlier.

Some 28 of 30 reporters polled picked Sheffield's box of tricks for victory on a night where he was supposed to "cement his greatness" according to 5 Live's Mike Costello.

Delayed on his ring walk by an enforced glove change, Hamed was then soaked with beer by a fan and abandoned his trademark somersault as his new gloves were not cut correctly. Fans booed when he turned down the acrobatics.

A left hook stuns Hamed in round one and in the second he desperately wrestles Barrera to the canvas. When the pair regained their feet it was Hamed - typically so ruthless - who sought to show respect by offering to touch gloves.

"It showed me psychologically he wasn't getting his own way," says former world champion Carl Froch, who was in Las Vegas as a fan.

Bunce added: "This is an unmitigated disaster. We are watching a fighter being ruined by an utter lack of preparation."

Four years earlier Hamed had become the first British fighter in a decade to hold two world belts at one weight.

Brendan Ingle, who had trained him from childhood, had been jettisoned in a war over pay. Life around this flashy fighter in a gritty business was changing.

A week before facing Barrera, Hamed demanded to speak to bosses at the MGM Grand to ask why he would not get the presidential suite. The 6,500 square foot room he ended up with - complete with pool table, bar and steam room - had to make do.

Less than 24 hours before the bout he flew his barber in from Los Angeles to get a haircut. He even moved to fly someone to Mexico to ensure his gloves were made from goat skin. "They're the best to taste when their smashed in your mouth," Hamed would remark.

Then there was the energy-sapping chaos. Both camps argued over who wore green gloves and who wore yellow. No one agreed so both wore red. Both argued over the length of ring walks. Team Barrera were not backing down in the face of a star's demands.

Barrera - brilliant from start to finish - had room to have a point deducted late on for thrusting his soon-to-be-beaten rival into a ring post.

"One day we will get the truth which I'm convinced is somewhere around 'I just wanted to get out of the ring and didn't want to be there,'" Bunce says when reflecting on Hamed's unanimous points defeat.

In the changing rooms Lennox Lewis tells Hamed's family that the greats come back from defeat. Two weeks later he would lose his world heavyweight titles to Hasim Rahman, only to win them back in a rematch.

Hamed, though, returned for just one fight and retired aged 28. Two decades of punching - including 18 world title fights - had left his hands in ruins.

"He changed boxing in Britain," Bunce says. "He dragged people along. I've never known a career be so defined by one night and it be so joyously celebrated."

Froch replies: "It can be so cruel, you can get defined by one loss. It saddens me but that is boxing. It is brutal."

The late Ingle once called a young Hamed "a cocky little thing".

Some unquestionably cherished the night a swaggering superstar was undone.

Hamed might forever wonder what may have been, had he been truly ready.

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Jun 2nd, 2020 | Filed under Extreme Weight Loss

The amazing physical transformation of Adele

Adele met Tuesday to 32 years, and by way of celebration shared a photo on her profile of Instagram that quickly viraliz, due to its impressive physical transformation. The singer of Hello, away from the scenarios from 2017, was shown with a short black dress, which allowed to see his renewed body, and a wide smile. The new look of the british remains one of the most commented upon in the networks. Many fans wonder if she underwent some sort of surgery to lose over 45 pounds and have no traces of overweight that he had for years.

Camila Goodisformer personal coach of the artist, has pointed out that Adele went down in weight, mainly through a strict diet because they dont like going to the gym. The specialist revealed that the changes were achieved, in large measure, due to a significant decrease in the consumption of calories. Is doing physical activity, but I think that 90 percent is diet, he said.

Why is the face of Adele looks so different after her weight loss? Experts suggest that the eyes are wide and eyebrows higher could be a sign of botoxwhile a defined volume in the jaw and in the cheeks can indicate dermal fillersone of the non-surgical techniques most popular to keep the young face. This procedure is becoming more and more requested because it has significant benefits and because it works against expression lines, fine wrinkles, folds and facial creases.

An expert in aesthetics has revealed to the tabloid Daily Mail how he got Adele to have a facial appearance more defined and sculpted after you get more than 45 kilos, which suggests the possibility of some tinkering in subtle non-invasive.

A medical Aesthetic Clinic Hampstead explained to the said british that the singer does not have sagging skin after extreme weight loss, which indicates the possible use of dermal fillers to restore lost facial volume. Meanwhile, dr. Lucy glancey said, of the Clinical glancey said, noted the eyebrows slightly higher, and the eyes wider, that might be a sign of botox injection.

The doctor in aesthetics David Jack has also suggested that the appearance of Adele has a little help from the botox. Usually, with a weight loss dramatic, people experience a laxity of the skin quite significantly in the face: the loss of weight almost always is shown even more dramatically in the face in comparison with other areas of the body, he said.Today, botox is not used to paralyze completely the muscles, so that the appearance of the face, frozen of the 90s is a thing of the past.

In the meantime, the american site Page Six she spoke with plastic surgeons of celebrities on if they believe that the singer of Rumor Has It has been subjected to any cosmetic procedure.

The doctor Ramtin Kassir, who has not been to Adele, said that he believes that the music star could have added padding to your jaw, because it seems more pronounced.

Absolutely it could be your own jaw that was exposed [despus de la prdida de peso]but now it looks so clean and is so tight that it simply would not surprise me if you had a little extra help, he said to the said medium. You could have done a contour of the jaw with fillers to improve the angulation.

The plastic surgeon, who has been in practice for nearly 24 years, said that it would not be unusual if the singer had a little filler in their lips and botox in parts of your face, judging by the position of your eyebrows.

You can always put a little bit of botox to soften the skin and repositioning your eyebrows a couple of millimeters and to get rid of crows feet, said Kassir. You can also reduce small wrinkles, although it is young, around the corners of the mouth, the corners of the eyes, between the eyebrows and forehead.

In the meantime, the doctor Howard Sobel, a dermatologic surgeon, agreed that it seems that Adele injected with botox and filler in the face.Given your weight loss, you also would have lost facial volume, which would lead to his features fall explained to the said medium.

It looks fresh and wrinkle free, I suspect that has had fillers in multiple facial areas including the nasolabial folds and botox in the upper third of your face.

Regardless of how you did to look so good, Kassir said that he always recommends that his patients reach their ideal weight before undergoing any cosmetic procedure, unless you plan to target an area of your face that it is not affected by the loss of weight, such as expression lines or vertical lines of lips. That kind of stuff is not going to change with the loss of weight, he explained.

Both doctors agreed that the new look of Adele is good.

At the age of 32, his body is still pretty resilient and can recover from a weight loss so dramatic quite easily, added Sobel. I think that Adele looks wonderful!.

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May 25th, 2020 | Filed under Extreme Weight Loss

Then and Now: Cowell in 2016 (left), and in 2020 (right). (Photos: ITV/NBC)

If you haven't been following the British tabloids, you may not have known that reality TV's original bad boy has undergone a serious transformation over the last nine months.

In a just-released publicity photo for the upcoming season of America's Got Talent, Cowell looks to be half the size he used to be:

If like us, your first reaction to seeing this image was this must be some extreme photoshopping like the kind that adds an extra limb turns out it's just the latest in a series of images of the incredible shrinking Cowell, who'd already lost a good amount of weight when we last saw him in February on America's Got Talent: The Champions.

While Cowell's extreme weight loss has been alternately attributed to gastric bypass surgery (which he flatly denies) and/or a newly adopted vegan diet, in a recent interview with ITV's Good Morning Britain he explained that he's actually been on a pescatarian diet, saying he feels better both mentally and physically after losing 3 stone (that's 42 pounds) in six months.

In an earlier interview, Cowell explained that he's cut out "everything, basically" from his diet, including (most painfully for him) pizza.

We'll leave it to others to speculate on how else Cowell may have changed his physical appearance, but one thing's for sure: the Cowell headed to our TV screens this summer looks a heck of a lot different from the one we once knew.

America's Got Talent returns for its 15th Season Tuesday May 26th on NBC.

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Jed Rosenzweig is the Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of Primetimer. Follow him on Twitter @jedrosenzweig.

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