If you are a cat lover, you must’ve heard about Jackson Galaxy. He is famous for his Animal Planet’s “My cat from hell” show. The Cat Daddy has seen so many ups and downs in his life and is very successful in his cat consultant and YouTube career.
However, the hardest thing for Galaxy has always been his weight. Jackson was struggling with his weight since he was just “10 years old”. He has recently lost a tremendous amount of weight which has shocked his fans. Fans are asking questions about Jackson’s weight loss.
Here is what we know:
Jackson’s Weight Loss Journey
As mentioned earlier Jackson struggled with his weight since his early years. At one point in life, Galaxy reached the highly dangerous level of 400 pounds! This experience was life-threatening.
Doctors warned Jackson to do something. They advised him to lose weight as soon as possible. He did not have any other quick solution so he chose to undergo weight loss surgery.
In 2007, he had a gastric bypass surgery that helped him in losing 150 pounds. Surgery was a risk but there were few options and it seemed to have workout out.
But soon after Jackson’s surgery, things started going south. Within a period of a year, his weight reached 300 pounds. Once again Jackson was struggling with his weight. Galaxy was very sad at the moment as nothing seemed to work out.
However, in 2014, when Galaxy married Minoo Rihbar who showed the path to Jackson and helped him get back in shape. But before we talk about ‘How’, let’s find out the factors behind Jackson’s rapid weight gain:
How Jackson gained weight
There were several factors working behind Galaxy’s unhealthy weight. The main reason why Jackson was struggling with his weight was his bad habits. He loved smoking and drinking. Both habits have a very big potential of gaining one’s weight to a very unhealthy situation.
Galaxy also had an addiction. He was addicted to food. Jackson would normally overeat, hence gaining a lot of weight. After his weight-loss surgery, Galaxy quit smoking and drinking but he was still gaining weight.
That was because he was still eating lots of unhealthy stuff. Jackson was in love with fast food. Which was now a serious threat to Jackson’s health. It all changed, however, after he married Rihbar.
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How did Jackson lose weight?
With the help of his wife, Minoo, Galaxy started analyzing what he ate in his whole day. He came to realize that he was consuming so much junk food that his weight gain was inevitable. He started cutting all the junk food and replacing it with healthy food.
In his interview with Lite FM, Galaxy opened up about how he lost weight and how he has turned from a fast-food lover to a vegan. When the interviewer asked him how he lost so much weight, Galaxy replied
“Well, first of all, work a lot, don’t sleep, and don’t eat. I work a lot and when you are that active it helps a lot.” Jackson continued “But the main reason is I went Vegan. When I went Vegan it came off. I don’t exercise like crazy because my work is enough.”
He continued, “My wife is also a vegan so she was the main reason behind my going vegan.”
Galaxy said it was a “very easy transition”. However, becoming vegan wasn’t a quick thing to do. After all, there were many years of love with fast food. Jackson described his journey of becoming vegan as “First of all I cut out all red met then all kind of fish. Then I went vegetarian and then vegan.”
He also doesn’t like the idea of diet, he said “Diets don’t work. The idea ‘oh, I will follow a well-planned diet. I won’t eat this or that’ just doesn’t work. I mean the main idea is it should not feel like a sacrifice.”
Galaxy further said “If it feels like a sacrifice then it won’t work. I know a lot of this stuff, I mean I’ve been trying to lose weight since I was 10 years old.” He advised his fans to “go slowly”. Even though Jackson did not go to any gym but he practised Yoga along with his wife, Minoo.
Before & After
After battling with weight for almost 2 decades, Jackson’s current weight is about 190 pounds. Getting from 400 to 190 pounds wasn’t easy but Galaxy believed in himself and he achieved it.
Why marriage helped Galaxy in overcoming addiction?
We, humans, are social animals. We need people around us. We need someone loving around us. In the great majority of food addiction cases, a person falls into such addiction because he feels alone and food gives comfort.
Since Jackson got married to Minoo he has overcome nearly every addiction and is living a healthy life. The couple is very happy together and we wish them a very happy and long life.
Perhaps what we need is just a little help from someone. A little advice from our loved ones. So, never hesitate in asking for help from your loved ones.
Maybe they’ve got the solution to your problem. Just like Jackson got help from his wife. As you see how Jackson went from 400 to 190 lbs. It tells us that weight loss is not that much of a big deal as most of us think it is.