Popular TV network TLC is known for its reality series, which have garnered a large number of viewers for shows like “Say Yes to the Dress” and “Cake Boss.” Another fan favorite is “My Big Fat Fabulous Life,” which chronicles the life of Whitney Way Thore. As the star of the series, Thor weighed 380 pounds, which is partially due to her polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) condition. It chronicles her struggles with weight loss, her life at home with her parents, and her dancing career.
Thore has been in the spotlight recently for losing a large amount of weight. After rumors swirled, she finally decided to speak out about weight loss and the recent weight loss trend of people using Ozempic to shed pounds.
Whitney Thore weight loss before Season 11 release
Whitney’s show, which she has been the star of since 2015, first enlightened viewers on the health issues that caused the dancer to put on hundreds of pounds. She was forced to give up dancing, a big topic on the show. Many of the “My Big Fat Fabulous Life” episodes discuss her love for dancing and how she’s returned to it, this time as a body positivity advocate. Over the show’s many seasons, TLC viewers have come to know Thor and her family very well.
Her mother, Babs Thore, was a fan favorite who would always appear on the show. Towards the end of 2022, Babs passed away at age 76. Viewers will always remember her for her high spirits and positive attitude. She was always willing to join Whitney in all her endeavors and was never without a hilarious one-liner.
The loss was tragic for Whitney, who has since been open about her mother’s health issues with cerebral amyloid angiopathy. While she’s still mourning and experiencing the grief of her mother’s passing, she continued to film the show, and the main focus of the Season 11 premiere was Babs’ funeral.
Leading up to the new season, viewers of “My Big Fat Fabulous Life” discussed Whitney’s physical changes. She looked much thinner, resembling the pre-PCOS Whitney who was still starting in her dancing career. Fans of the show wondered if she got surgery or was on weight loss supplements.
Thore confirmed that while she didn’t have surgery, the secret to her weight loss was grief. She was fed up with the rumors, stating, “I think it’s obvious that I have lost some weight, and that is true. And people say, like, ‘Is it surgery?’ and I’m like, ‘No, it’s grief, but thanks.’”
Whitney Weight Thore talks Ozempic
After opening up about her recent experience with weight loss and shutting down the surgery gossip, she made it clear that she wouldn’t shame anyone who decided to opt for weight loss surgery. When speaking out about weight loss options, she also discussed the prescription drug Ozempic.
She explained that she’s been overweight for 20 years, and much of that experience has been in the spotlight, expanding that she would never judge someone for making a decision that made their life easier. Those said, “ I am not that fat person that’s going to say, ‘Oh my gosh, why are they on Ozempic? Why are they losing weight? They’re betraying me.’
She believes everyone’s body is their own, and they should be empowered to make their own decisions since living in bodies like hers can be quite difficult. As a result, she would never judge somebody who “wants to take some semaglutide to lose weight.”
The response, which her followers are probably not surprised by, is understanding and empathetic, We hope that Whitney can find her way back to peace and happiness after this tragic mourning period, and know that “My Big Fat Fabulous Life” watchers are excited to see how the remainder of Season 11 unfolds.