Tune in to see the world’s fattest woman on The Dr. Oz Show Thursday, September 22.
Dr. Oz hosts to a guest who is 700 pounds and gaining. Peaking at 600 pounds, Donna Simpson once aimed to weigh 900 pounds or more, pursuing her goal by eating 12,000 calories per day. She holds the Guinness Book of World Records title for being the heaviest woman to give birth, and appeared to be seeking to break more records.
Simpson once claimed claimed she was happy to be fat, but has now come forward and is asking for help to drop the dangerous pounds. Catch Thursday’s show as Dr. Oz tries to help this woman who is content with eating 20-30,000 calories a day.
Peaking at 600 pounds, Donna Simpson once aimed to weigh 900 pounds or more, pursuing her goal by eating 12,000 calories per day. She holds the Guinness Book of World Records title for being the heaviest woman to have given birth, and appeared to be seeking to break more records.
Simpson had made her morbid obesity into a source of income by selling subscriptions to her website, which featured images of herself and live streams of her eating, reportedly earning $90,000 per year. She was supported in her efforts by her boyfriend at the time, but following their breakup, she has decided to lose weight. “It’s fine to gain weight when you have a partner who will help feed you and take care of everything around you,” she told The Huffington Post. “But that’s between two adult people who make the choice. I realized that I couldn’t expect my kids to do that for me.”
Not only did Simpson’s extreme weight endanger her health, it also made it difficult to do ordinary tasks. She acknowledges that it will take more than just a diet for her to lose weight. “I know I need the help of a therapist to help me,” she writes on her website. It will not only take an overhaul to the way she eats, but also her thinking and her lifestyle. She says a positive attitude will be necessary, and that “it is also quite apparent that I will need to be under the care of a physician to treat the various conditions I suffer from.”
When I first read about 42-year-old Donna Simpson it was clear that she was getting some positive reinforcement in the form of attention from her goal of weighing 1000 pounds. In 2007, she earned the Guinness Book of World Records title for being the world’s biggest mother when she gave birth to her daughter; a birth that required the assistance of 30 medics. Ms. Simpson has stated that her 49-year-old boyfriend supports her in this endeavor and would like her to be bigger. Although, she is seriously endangering her health with the risk of obesity-related diseases, it is likely that the publicity from this goal is increasing the traffic to and income she earns from a website where men pay to watch her eat and wash herself.