Mariah Carey’s recent weight loss wasn’t a shock to fans, but how she did it was. Over the years, we’ve all seen Mariah’s weigh fluctuate over the years. But hey, she’s just like us, now that she’s almost 50 years old, (47)…it becomes much harder to keep the weight off.
So many of her fans were shocked when reports emerged this week that the singer had undergone weight loss surgery. Sources close to her, have now revealed how she lost the weight.
Gastric Bypass Surgery
Yep, it seems Ms. Carey took the extreme route of having gastric bypass surgery as revealed by a source close to her. She is reportly recovering from the reported gastric sleeve surgery, saying she is now ‘happy’.
‘She’s happy with this new chapter in her life,’ a source told Entertainment Tonight.
We’ve all seen her recent weight gain, but she wasn’t obese. The American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery says that the following 3 reasons are usually why someone elects to have a major surgery for weight loss.
- BMI ≥ 40, or more than 100 pounds overweight.
- BMI ≥35 and at least one or more obesity-related co-morbidities such as type II diabetes (T2DM), hypertension, sleep apnea, heart disease, etc.
- Inability to achieve a healthy weight loss sustained for a period of time with prior weight loss efforts.
Why Did She Do It?
It seems Mariah’s choice was based on #3! The sources said the decision to lose weight via surgery came after years of dieting by the star: ‘She always fluctuates and it makes her upset but it’s hard for her to manage.’
Mariah previously lost weight following the Jenny Craig diet plan, after the birth of her twins in 2011. However, gastric sleeve surgery reduces the amount of food allowed into the stomach, making the patient feel fuller faster so that they consume less.
Along with the drastic decision to undergo surgery, Mariah also recently parted ways with her manager of three years, Stella Bulochnikov. Said the source:
‘Mariah is less stressed now.’