1000-Lb Sisters’: Amy Slaton Reveals the Thing That Was the Hardest to Give up When Losing Weight

1000-lb Sisters fans have been proud of Amy Slaton and her weight loss over the course of the past two seasons. From her first doctor’s appointment on the TLC  show, Amy really took her doctor’s advice seriously and changed the way that she ate and upped her physical activity. Now, the reality star has revealed what the hardest change for her to make was.

Amy Slaton and Tammy Slaton, the Slaton sisters from '1000-Lb Sisters'
Portrait of Amy Slaton and Tammy Slaton, the Slaton sisters from ‘1000-Lb Sisters’ | TLC

What was the hardest change for Amy Slaton on ‘1000-lb Sisters’?

Amy and her sister, Tammy Slaton, were used to eating what they wanted for years. But the hardest part of the diet for Amy wasn’t the food at all, it was cutting out sugary drinks that made things difficult.

“The food part is OK,” she told InTouch in 2020. “The sodas were really hard. But I ended up doing it and I haven’t had a soda in what, four months now? I haven’t even thought about sodas really. Well, every now and again, I’ll crave one. But mostly, I’ll just drink water and coffee.”

Tammy also had trouble leaving soda behind.

“For me, it was giving up the soda too, and the fried foods,” she said. “I mean, I’m still having trouble giving up soda and fried foods, but I think I’m doing a lot better than what I used to do.”

Substitutions made things easier

In order to have an easier transition to eating healthy, the Slaton sisters began trying to make some of their favorite recipes with a few substitutes.

“Well instead of like, macaroni and cheese, we’ll have cauliflower macaroni and cheese, or instead of the [mashed potatoes], we’ll have cauliflower potatoes. So you can find an alternative that is healthy,” Tammy told the outlet. “Like, if we’re craving a candy bar, we’ll get a protein bar, or if we want a milkshake, we’ll drink a protein shake. If we wanted a Reese’s Cup, we’ll get the sugar-free Reese’s Cups. So we’re still complying to the diet, but yet we’re still having that chocolate fix or the fix that we needed at the time, the craving but just doing it at a healthier alternative.”

How much weight have Tammy and Amy lost on ‘1000-lb Sisters?

When Amy first began her weight loss journey, she weighed around 400 pounds. Through her diet and exercise, she lost enough weight to qualify for weight loss surgery. After the surgery, Amy got pregnant and paused her efforts to lose weight. However, once she gave birth to Gage, she began working hard again. Eventually, she got down to 270 pounds.


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Tammy weighed around 600 pounds at her first weigh-in. At some points, Tammy was able to lose a few pounds but by the end of season 2, she found out she weighed more than she ever had.

“I just wasn’t doing what I needed to do. I mean, sometimes I try to eat healthier, and then other days I’m like, ‘What the heck’s the point?’” she told her doctor at her final weigh-in.

Though Tammy had reached over 660 pounds, her doctor felt that admitting that she had a food addiction was the first step to getting better. Now, in season 3, Tammy will have to try to get back on track to qualify for surgery.