Nikki Webster, the young seamstress who works in a theater in Arkansas, was featured on My 600-lb Life when she weighed 649 lbs. With the love and support of her family by her side, she had gastric bypass surgery performed by Dr. Nowzaradan. Since the surgery, Nikki has lost 250 lbs. and is now awaiting skin removal surgery.
[Left: Nikki used the Free app My Fitness Pal to track her calories (1200/day) and says it was “a godsend!”]
On Facebook, Nikki shared her post-surgery plan. She wrote: “I ate a lot of tuna, cottage cheese, Greek yogurt,- Protein, basically! I stayed away from carbs…I still ate them, but very sparingly.” Nikki says the hardest thing she had to give up was soda. And she gave up “most fast food- if I went through the drive thru- I planned it, and knew exactly what I was getting.” She also knows that “Every one is different, every body is different, and every surgeon is different. I am not a Dr. or a nutritionist….I just lost some weight. That said..it IS doable. It IS possible. That, I do know.” My 600-lb Life airs Wednesdays at 8pm on TLC.