My 600-lb life stars Kandi and Brandi Dreier made their appearance on Season 5 of the popular TLC show. These twins turned to Dr. Now for his help on their journey to lose weight. But where are these two now? Did they stick to his strict program? Or did they go back to their old ways?
Before they started their journey
29-year-old twins Kandi and Brandi Dreier knew they needed help with their weight as it ballooned out of control. By the time the girls got to Dr. Now’s office Brandi already weighed in at a massive 588 pounds, and Kandi weighed in at 604 pounds. The Vancouver, Washington natives vowed to never see that number on the scale again, and eventually, the girls made good on their word!
Kandi and Brandi Dreier’s traumatizing childhoods
The sisters struggled with their weight most of their lives. With parents being addicts, their mom abused alcohol, and their father into using and selling drugs, the twins had known neglect personally. “We started gaining weight when we were young”, Kandi stated on camera. If that isn’t bad enough both girls were molested by one of their parent’s friends. And with that pain, the girls turned to food to give them comfort, comfort their own family struggled to give them.
Both girls want weight loss surgery
After losing some weight Dr. Now gave Brandi the go-ahead to go under the knife. Kandi’s heart wasn’t functioning right so she, unfortunately, Had to wait before she would even be approved for surgery. A major surgery that both girls needed so desperately to save their lives. Thankfully not long later Kandi managed to stay on target on her own and was approved for surgery.
Kandi and Brandi Dreier both went forward
Brandi’s surgery went as expected and she handles the changes well. However, her sister wasn’t as lucky! Suddenly her blood pressure dropped and at the same time, her breathing stopped and so did her heart, all because of a pulmonary embolism. Dr. Now had no choice but to put her in a medically induced coma to help her body recover. Thankfully, she made a full recovery, and Kandi and Brandi were able to continue their weight-loss journey together.
Presently Kandi is doing great, as the picture above shows, and she is continuing on her weight loss journey. Looking fit and healthy!
She ultimately lost all the weight
Brandi is doing great and moved on with her life. She’s now married and a mother of two small children. As you can see from the photo below she’s kept the weight off.
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