The petite 26 year old has been gracing the pages of glossy magazines – most recently in nothing but a bikini for the latest edition of Shape magazine – showing off her new look: the result of overhauling her lifestyle.
The outspoken reality star has battled with her weight for much of her life and has been in and out of rehab for her addiction to drugs. This weekend, on Piers Morgan’s show Life Stories, Kelly opened up about how her weight ballooned after coming off drugs.
“I was actually living with my parents again because I didn’t feel like I was ready to live by myself, and I got the offer to Dancing with the Stars.”
Kelly, who started drastically shedding the pounds during the physically demanding show, revealed that for a while she was considering having gastic surgery. But then she went on to say: “I was too scared to do all that. I went to a doctor about having a gastric band because that is what my Mum did and I asked my mum to take me.
“I was just too terrified to do it. I thought it would make me miserable if I did have it because you can’t eat anything, five bites and then you are full.
“Where’s the fun in that? It’s boring.”
The restrictive surgical procedure, which involves fitting a band around the upper part of one’s stomach to restrict the amount of food that can be consumed a one time, is becoming increasingly popular, either as a last result for morbidly obese people or to provide a quicker way to lose weight for those prepared to undergo having a band fitted.
As with any surgical procedure, a number of complications can arise. Hats off to the fiesty celebrity who lost weight the hard but healthy and certainly safer way: by following a strict diet and exercise regime.
Let’s hope others will be inspired by Kelly’s story to avoid surgery and lose weight through hard work and a strong will.
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