Again in 2018, Jazz Jennings went by a weight reduction transformation in order that she can be more healthy forward of her gender affirmation surgical procedure. Final yr, the star of the hit TLC present I Am Jazz took to YouTube to share just a few movies about her journey.
Jennings admitted to “binge-eating quite a bit” and placing on about 30 kilos. She shared a video wherein she talked about having “binge consuming dysfunction.”
“It’s simply been such a problem for me as a result of I’ve binge consuming dysfunction. Should you don’t know what that’s, it’s principally if you get a complete bunch of meals and also you go on a binge. You eat all of it. You over-consume and it causes you to have remorse after and you are feeling dangerous about your self and your physique, however you continue to do it anyway, as a result of in that second you get consolation and pleasure,” she mentioned. “Having an consuming dysfunction may be very troublesome,” she added.
Nevertheless, in Might of final yr, Jennings revealed that she had misplaced a very good quantity of weight. She knew that taking off some weight can be to her profit and he or she needed to assist herself as a lot as she may earlier than going into surgical procedure. Jennings determined to cut back her caloric consumption, which made a really large distinction in her life general.
“I used to be at my heaviest level and I used to be very self-conscious and uncomfortable in my physique. Though I felt stunning, I nonetheless was very insecure in loads of different methods. It’s arduous. Particularly when that change comes so shortly. I gained the burden so quick,” Jennings defined.
You possibly can watch that video beneath.
Just a few months after shedding pounds, Jennings underwent her gender affirmation surgical procedure.
“It was like a dream. It was. This can be a second that I had all the time envisioned and simply experiencing it was so surreal. I used to be like I can’t imagine that is occurring,” she informed ABC Information in October.
“I’ve no regrets as a result of it allowed me to stop myself from going by male puberty. I really feel like that’s why my dysphoria hasn’t been so dangerous is as a result of I look within the mirror, and I see the woman that I’m on the within. However not each transgender particular person has the chance to try this,” she added.
I Am Jazz returns for its fifth season on Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019, at 10 p.m. Japanese on TLC.