Jazz Jennings Shows Off 70 Pound Weight Loss in New Photos
Jazz Jennings is showing off her slimmed down body – in a bathing suit. In a new social media post the reality star flaunts her incredible figure in a swimsuit while revealing that she has lost 70 pounds. "70 pounds down! Feeling happier and healthier than I've been in years. I still have a ways to go, but I'm so proud to finally be taking the necessary steps toward bettering my mind, body and spirit 💜💜💜," she captioned the Instagram post. "Looking good girl," commented one of her followers. "So incredibly proud of you. I know how hard it is to be confident and committed to weight loss. You are an inspiration to so many for many reasons. You go girl !!!!" added another. Here is everything you need to know about her weight loss journey.
She Gained 100 Pounds Due to Binge Eating
"As many of you have noticed, over the past few years, I have gained a substantial amount of weight," Jazz wrote on Instagram in June 2021, discussing her food addiction. "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."
She Decided to "Turn Over a New Leaf"
"I'm ready to change my ways; I've been saying I'm ready to turn over a new leaf, but I'm running out of trees now. 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," she continued in the same post.
Her Weight Gain Was Related to Mental Health Struggles
On her TLC docuseries, I Am Jazz, she revealed that her eating issues started as a result of mental health struggles in 2019. That year she deferred her admission to Harvard University. "Having all this extra weight, I can't do so many things with my body that I used to be able to do," she said on a November 2021 episode of her show. "I do experience fat-shaming from my family. It makes me feel really humiliated."
She Opted to Lose Weight "For Health Reasons"
"I honestly feel beautiful [at] every shape and size. I love my body the way it is. But I will say that I am trying to lose weight for health reasons," Jazz said on a December 2021 episode of her show. "I have to feel good, too, and I don't feel good with some of the foods that I have been eating. I really am working on this weight loss so I can be healthier and more me."
She Started Running
One of the things Jazz does to help with her weight loss is exercise. Here she is going for a run with her dad. "'There she is….the 2024 JAZZZZ' – @gregory_scott_4 My dad is the BEST. So supportive and empathetic. Thanks for always being there for me. Now I just have to be consistent in order to reach my health goals! Baby steps," she captioned a recent post.
What Is Binge Eating Disorder?
According to the National Eating Disorders Association, binge eating is a disorder which involves recurrent episodes of binge eating and eating larger amounts of food in a shorter period of time than most people would in the same situation. "Other associated behaviors include eating very rapidly, eating past the point of being full, eating when not hungry, and eating alone," they say.