After starting his career in the 1980s, Jackson has produced many masterpieces in the world of music. Randy has also worked in multiple television shows. He was chosen as a judge on American idol as well. Soon after the breakthrough in his career, Randy wasn’t feeling good as his health continued to worsen.
Jackson had been struggling with obesity since he was just a kid. However, his weight increased exponentially when he got busy in his career. During season 2 of American Idol, Jackson was having some serious health issues.
When he visited the doctor, he was informed that he was having type 2 diabetes. His blood sugar reached over a very dangerous number of 500 as compared to the normal level of 80 mg/dl.
At that time, Randy’s weight was 358 pounds. Which was in itself a thing to worry about. The doctor suggested that the only solution to fight this disease was to lose weight. Thus started Randy’s weight loss journey. Since then, Jackson has lost more than 110 pounds. Find out how did he accomplish this extraordinary achievement.
How did Randy Lose Weight?
The doctor suggested to Jackson that he should lose weight immediately otherwise, his health might get worse. Given the circumstances, Jackson knew that the only solution was to undergo the weight-loss surgery.
Randy underwent gastric bypass surgery and ended up losing 114 pounds. After the surgery, things settled down for once. However, it wasn’t it. After months of surgery, Jackson started gaining weight again. On this, he became so much worried.
After discussing the matter with specialists, Randy realized that surgery or any solution wasn’t enough until and unless he works on his eating habits. Having this realization, Jackson changed his diet plan by a great margin.
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Randy’s Diet Plan
“I had to get it down man, I had a food divorce is what I usually say,” said Jackson in his interview with Tiffany Haddish. He continued, “I had to let it all go and start over”. Restricting his eating habits seemed very hard to Jackson as he was a food-lover since his childhood.
“After the show, everybody hangs out and eats and drinks. There are all kinds of sandwiches plus chips, cheeses, cookies, cakes, candies, beer, and wine” counted Jackson. However, with the passage of time, Randy learned how to put limits on his food consumption.
He restrained himself from all fast food and processed food alike. His diet plan comprises organic and fresh fruits and vegetables. Jackson has also limited his drinking habits.
Randy Keeps Walking
After the surgery, the doctors also suggested to Jackson that he should go for walks more often. Since then, Jackson goes for walks as long as for 2 to 3 hours. He wakes early in the morning and goes for walk on a daily basis.
Besides, that Randy walks over the treadmill for half an hour daily. He has also started practising Yoga. In his interview with the outlet, Jackson said, “I have become more accustomed to yoga. I love the stretching and how it makes my body feel better and looser”.
Before & After
As compared to his old 358 lbs weight, as of now, Randy weighs around 218 lbs. A huge change.
Randy’s Advice for His Fans
After struggling with obesity most of his life, Jackson advised his fans as “If you make a mistake, change it the next day. Never say, ‘I’ll never have another piece of chocolate’ because it won’t happen, and as soon as you say never, there’s a binge coming”.
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We all love eating nice and delicious food but make sure that this does not become a habit. As it did in the case of Randy. His overeating reached a very dangerous level that it became a threat to his mere life. However, he was lucky enough to get rid of this life-threatening habit.