Lisa Fleming will appear on episode 7 of My 600 lb Life season 6. She grew up with 5 brothers and a loving father. Lisa was spoiled since she was the only girl. While Lisa’s father would tell her that he loves her, Lisa’s mother showed her affection through food.
Lisa’s Mother Used Food To Punish Her
Like many of the patients on My 600 lb Life, Lisa shares a traumatic experience from her childhood. She explains that one day her mother cooked a cake and told Lisa that she couldn’t eat it. Lisa took her finger and rubbed all the icing off the cake.
Lisa’s mother knew that she ate the icing so she made Lisa eat the entire cake. An hour later, Lisa’s father threw the cake in the trash. Lisa’s father always saved her.
It’s easy to judge people who are overweight but My 600 lb Life offers a deeper look into the personal lives of individuals struggling with obesity. I don’t know what I would do if I had a mother who forced me to eat as a form of punishment.
Lisa Turned To Food As Comfort
When Lisa was 9, her parents divorced. She was upset and used food to try to get over it. Lisa was used to her father protecting her when her mother would mistreat her.
Once Lisa’s parents divorced, her mother was able to be mean to her and didn’t have to worry about her father saving her. Lisa used food as a form of comfort and now she’s dealing with serious health issues.
Ice cream was Lisa’s friend at night. She had her own bowl and spoon that she kept in her room until her mother found it. When Lisa was 11, she weighed 120 pounds. Dr. Nowzaradan will have to get Lisa a therapist to help her get over her traumatic childhood.
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