Callie Russell is a Scavenger-gatherer who roams the world as a nomad and made quite a name for herself when she appeared on the History Channel’s show, Alone.
Now, let’s talk a bit about Alone. It’s not your typical reality show; it’s all about survival. In each season, they bring in a mix of experienced survivors and sometimes newcomers, throwing them into the wild to test their skills.
The heart of the show lies in learning the art of survival in the wilderness, and Callie Russell is someone truly special in this regard. She’s been fascinated by the natural world since she was a kid, always exploring and understanding our place in the grand scheme of life on Earth.
In Alone, each participant has to brave the wild all by themselves. That means minimal food, no comfy beds, and definitely no cozy homes. Living like this can take a toll, and Callie experienced this firsthand during her time on the 7th season of Alone.
Callie lost a significant amount of weight during her journey on the show. This stirred up concern among her fans and even her fellow contestants. They all wanted to make sure Callie was staying healthy while testing her limits in the wild.
How did Callie lose weight?
One thing that should be understood is that the Alone show is based on survival. Contestants have to survive on their own and if they are not feeling well then they can quit and go home. But this surely will disqualify them from the contest.
Now at first, Callie was doing very well. In fact, she was one of the participants who survived till the last days of the show.
Russell said about her being in the wild “I was really calm being in the wilderness. It’s where I most feel at home. It’s my happy place. Calm and peace deepened the longer I was out there.”
But her health was telling another story. After living in the wild for more than a month her health had some negative impacts.
She had to survive on what she could find in the wild. As you can expect there was not much to eat. So, Callie had to manage her hunger and cut her food consumption.
Because of this behavior, she lost a considerable amount of weight. Which was not a good sign. She lost approximately 20 to 30 pounds.
Where is Callie now?
Soon after season 7 ended, Callie returned to her home where she started working on her health. And within a month she was back on track.
In the meantime, her fans were so much worried about Russell’s health. But soon after she appeared on social media they knew that she had taken care of herself.
Since then, Callie has improved her skills in the wild even further. And now she doesn’t get sick in there.