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Inside I Am Jazz star Jazz Jennings’ weight loss journey after dark struggle with depression

Inside I Am Jazz star Jazz Jennings’ weight loss journey after dark struggle with depression

JAZZ Jennings has been on a weight loss journey after gaining a few pounds amid a dark depression battle.

The TLC personality gained more than 100 lbs at one point, working hard to slim down.

TLCI Am Jazz star Jazz Jennings has been on a quest to lose weight[/caption]

GettyShe gained more than 100 lbs amid a depression and binge eating disorder battle[/caption]

Fans met Jazz, now 22, back in 2015 when her show I Am Jazz first aired.

At the time, she was just a teenager and was documenting her struggles after transitioning from male to female at a young age.

The show has now aired more than seven seasons and Jazz has changed in a whole host of ways.

She has gained confidence in certain areas while continuing to struggle in others.

In November 2021, Jazz opened up about her weight gain, revealing that she put on the pounds after binging on doughnuts, bagels, and fast food.

She confessed in the season seven trailer that she was on a mission to lose the weight and get into shape but confessed that she was struggling.

Since then, Jazz has documented her hard work on the show and on social media, as well as showing off her results.

Here’s a look at her weight loss journey through the years.

OPENING UP

GettyJazz has been open with fans about her struggles[/caption]

Early in 2021, Jazz revealed that she had gained major weight, sharing a before and after photo of herself on social media.

She included an honest note to her fans, writing: “As many of you have noticed, over the past few years, I have gained a substantial amount of weight.

“I suffer from binge-eating disorder, a disease in which I’m not only addicted to food, but I eat it in large quantities.

“My binging, along with an increased appetite I experience from some of the meds I’m on, has caused me to gain almost 100 pounds in a little less than 2 years.”

The young web personality acknowledged her great support system and is keen to make “positive changes” to her body.

She wrote: “I’m ready to take the initiative and create positive changes when it comes to my health and body.

“I have a fabulous team supporting me, both professionals and family/friends, but at the end of the day, I have to be the one committed toward bettering myself.

“I know I have the power in me to lose the weight, and I intend on sharing my progress with all of you. Love you all, and thanks for understanding the battle I’m fighting to win.”

KEEPING IT REAL

TLCShe confessed to feeling trapped in her larger body[/caption]

In a season seven confessional, Jazz revealed that she had been struggling with “mental health issues.”

Those struggles led her to binge eat, which caused her to gain weight.

She said: “I gained weight and more weight and more weight. And now, almost 100 lbs. heavier, here I am today.”

Jazz also revealed to fans that at the time, her “typical breakfast” included “fast food, maybe a doughnut or two, and then maybe two bagels.”

Her family watched on as she opened up about her food intake and her struggles with binge eating, and her mom later tried to support her in her journey by monitoring her eating but that only made things worse.

“I do experience fat-shaming from my family,” she said. “It makes me feel really humiliated.”

FEELING TRAPPED

TLCShe also opened up about her family’s treatment of her amid her weight gain[/caption]

In December 2021, Jazz revealed that her body felt like a “cage.”

She told her grandmother: “On the inside, I’m a little bit broken. 

“My spirit has been shattered a little bit by all that I’ve been through.”

Jacky shared her thoughts on Jazz’s weight gain in a confessional, sharing: “Watching Jazz explode in the eating department is very, very difficult. 

“Both Jack and I have learned to just say nothing. 

“We don’t want to alienate her, we don’t want to give her opinions.

“We’re on the sidelines.”

She then revealed she’s struggled with weight “all my life,” stating: “In early adolescence, mom and dad decided I needed to be smaller so I was given bad medication- I guess what they call uppers- and that’s how my weight was controlled. 

“I don’t think my father wanted to make a drug addict out of me, but he did for a very long time.”

Jacky shared that Jazz’s grandfather helped her stop taking the pills, revealing: “He threw the pills down the drain and I had to cold turkey. 

“I was not an overweight youngster and I had a mother that called me a ‘fat pig’ and that is not good. 

“You never really get out from under that baggage.”

SMALL STEPS

InstagramJazz documented her efforts to shed weight[/caption]

In July 2022, Jazz shared a photo showing the progress of her weight loss.

She first posted a photo of herself standing on a tennis court.

She appeared to be slightly sweaty, perhaps after playing a game.

A second snap featured a side-by-side of two smiling selfies.

In one, Jazz’s face appeared significantly redder than in the other.

She captioned the post: “One step at a time.”

Her brother Sander commented: “You’ve got this!! Continue to be proud of your progress.”

‘PROGRESS’

InstagramShe shared snaps of her progress as supporters cheered her on[/caption]

Jazz really committed to her fitness regimen in June 2022.

She shared a photo of herself with a red face, fresh off a workout.

In another photo, she appeared stunned – perhaps caught mid-movement.

The silly snap featured text that read simply: “Gym.”

Jazz captioned her Instagram post: “Worked out twice today!!!! Feeling happy with my #progress.”

PUSHING IT

TLCJazz has kept it real about the ups and downs she’s faced[/caption]

In 2021, Jazz revealed that she had the support of her brother Sander in her weight loss quest.

She shared a video of herself waking up to go for a run, enlisting her brother for moral support.

The reality TV personality confessed in the clip: “I’ve had difficulties waking up the past few days, so he’s gonna be pumped and we’re gonna do this.”

The pair then filmed themselves jogging together, with Jazz saying: “I’m pushing.”

Her brother then asked: “How hard you pushing?”

She replied: “Harder and harder every moment.”

GettyJazz’s family, including her mom and dad, have done their best to back her[/caption]

TLCHer brother Sander is incredibly supportive of her weight loss efforts[/caption]

GettyJazz has slimmed down some in the last few years[/caption]

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