‘My 600-lb Life’: How Is Bianca Hayes Doing Now in Her Weight Loss Journey?

My 600-lb Life is a TLC series that is at times entertaining, heartwarming, and controversial. Over the years, fans have watched as those featured on the show go on to experience different fortunes in life, from thriving and finding true love to ending up in difficult circumstances. It makes sense, then, that viewers are curious: How is Bianca Hayes — a woman who was featured on season 10 of My 600-lb Life — doing now?

What is ‘My 600-lb Life’ about?

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Bianca from ‘My 600-lb Life’ | TLC/YouTube

My 600-lb Life debuted on the TLC network in 2012. The series follows a year in the life of morbidly obese individuals and how they attempt to live healthier lifestyles. The featured players start their journey by following a strict diet and exercise regimen given to them by Nowzaradan, with the goal of him approving them for weight loss surgery.

The show has often been slammed by critics for spotlighting people who are obviously struggling with mental health as well as physical issues. These critics have called out My 600-lb Life for supposedly being tactless.

Still, there are a number of undeniable success stories that have sprung from the series, people who have been featured on My 600-lb Life and come away stronger both mentally and physically. 

Viewers often connect to the people featured in reality shows because they go through struggles that many others can relate to. This seems to be the case with Bianca Hayes, who made her appearance in season 10 of My 600-lb Life.

According to The Netline, Hayes was first introduced to viewers as someone suffering from relapsing into unhealthy habits following gastric bypass surgery and a difficult pregnancy. Hayes was open with viewers about her struggles with emotional eating, noting, “I want to change. I have to change. But it’s hard for me to stop eating, because the role of food in my life right now is a comforter.”

She added: “When I have a let down, I go to food. I feel like it cures all, it helps me emotionally and I don’t know how to stop myself.”

Hayes started therapy, which seemed to be a positive outlet for her emotions, and she saw Dr. Now, who agreed to perform a second weight-loss surgery on the mother of two. 

How is Bianca Hayes from ‘My 600-lb Life’ doing now?

After Bianca Hayes’ second weight-loss surgery, she lost a significant amount of weight — approximately 140 pounds, according to Distractify. The publication notes that Hayes has been working hard to stay active since the surgery, taking water aerobics classes in order to try to keep the weight off and landing a job bagging groceries. 

Fans who are curious about her journey today will be pleased to know that Hayes seems to be in a good emotional place, and has been posting frequent updates to social media, admitting that while her journey is “far from over,” she is staying focused on her goals.

Ultimately, Hayes’ attempts to be a healthier person for herself and for her family has been inspiring for many, and there are a lot of viewers who are in her corner. Who knows? Hayes could turn out to be one of the all-time success stories from My 600-lb Life.

New episodes of My 600-lb Life air Wednesdays at 8 p.m. EST on TLC.

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