Tammy Slaton has been off social media for the past month, but she made her return to Instagram on Wednesday (September 27) with a series of selfies. A filter was used on each selfie, but fans were quick to notice how much thinner her face and neck looked as she continued her incredible weight loss journey.
In the comments section, one fan asked if the 37-year-old had any tips for those starting their own weight loss journey. The 1000-Lb. Sisters star responded with a few nutritional tips that have helped her maintain her weight loss following bariatric surgery – ‘eat proteins, low carbs, no sugars, no pop, portion control.’
The comments were filled with encouraging messages from fans who are happy to see her continuing to lose weight and maintaining a much healthier lifestyle than she’s used to – especially after her near-death experience at the end of Season 3, which resulted in her being placed in a medically-induced coma.
Not long after she posted her most recent selfies, she posted two videos in response to two comments she received – one of which asked her to show herself without using a filter and the other asking her to show herself without wearing glasses. She obliged and politely told her fans to ‘have a nice day, babe.’
The series of selfies and videos come after a one-month break from social media. She last posted on August 25, when she posted two photos of her standing in front of a mirror – her weight loss was obvious. She also posted a series of photos that showed off her cooking skills a few days prior (August 22).
“Even though I can’t eat much doesn’t mean my family shouldn’t eat good and I’m finally able to show off my cooking skills just cool me chef TT or chef TamTam lol,” she wrote in the caption. Her weight loss surgeon, Dr. Eric Smith, commented that she ‘might need to bring some of that for us to try at the office.’
Slaton has clearly ‘wised up’ about her health over the past year and is already seeing the results. In May, she told PEOPLE that her lungs are now strong enough that she had her tracheostomy tube taken out and she no longer needs her oxygen machine during the daytime – though she still needs it at night.
Tammy Slaton Hasn’t Confirmed a 5th Season, But Filming Has Allegedly Started
Earlier this month, a source told The U.S. Sun that a fifth season of 1000-Lb. Sisters is in the works. While that announcement has yet to be confirmed by Tammy Slaton or TLC, the source says filming has already started and episodes are supposed to be dropping sometime in mid-December – exciting if true!
Many fans have been wondering if Tammy Slaton would have skin removal surgery – especially after her bariatric surgery was a success. According to The U.S. Sun, the upcoming season is expected to detail her skin removal surgery as she continues to maintain her weight loss – a long journey, but it was worth it.
Tammy reportedly weighed as much as 717 pounds in the fall of 2021, but she dropped nearly 400 pounds over the next two years – she allegedly weighed just 340 pounds this past summer. As a result of her massive weight loss, she has a ton of excess skin that could be removed if she goes under the knife.
The Season 3 finale ended with a near-death experience for Tammy Slaton, but Season 4 – which premiered on January 17, 2023 and came to an end on March 21, 2023 – documented her bariatric surgery, her engagement to Caleb Willingham, and their subsequent marriage. Caleb died in July.