Unrecognizable this world’s fattest girl at a staggering 420lbs after she lost 75% of her body weight.
Jessica Gaude, 8, is classified as overweight and obese, making her legs unsupportive and she has to roll on the floor to walk.
Mother Carolyn, from Knoxville, Tennessee, stockpiles food for her daughter who wants to eat every two hours and throws a tantrum if she doesn’t get the food she wants.
Jessica will consume about 10,000 calories a day, usually eating 15 burgers a day, along with fries, white bread and lots of chocolate.
Jessica’s overeating put her life in danger and when she had trouble breathing, she was taken to East Tennessee Children’s Hospital in a critical condition.
“All parents make mistakes, no parent is perfect,” says Carolyn. “But I’ve made mistakes that could cost my baby’s life – and I’m guilty of it.”
Child Protective Services eventually joined in and Jessica was transferred to an obesity clinic in Virginia, where she was put on a strict diet and exercise program.
With help, she lost an impressive 320lbs without surgery.
“I’m so proud of her,” Carolyn said.
However, Jessica will have to undergo surgery to remove 20lbs of loose skin and she still has to battle her urge to indulge in snacks.
Jessica admits to being “food addicted” although Carolyn has now banned her from eating between meals and she is not allowed to snack without permission.
To help Jessica lose weight, Carolyn was asked to take parenting classes and now she watches her daughter’s diet carefully.
Trips to the local supermarket involved buying low-calorie foods, and Jessica went to physical therapy sessions five times a week.
Although she has lost weight, she still has difficulty walking because the excess weight makes her legs bow.
https://www.the-sun.com/news/4352165/worlds-fattest-girl-unrecognisable-lost-weight/ World’s Fattest Girl, 8 Years Old, 420lbs Is Unfair After Losing 75% Of Her Body Weight