I was watching one of the extended episodes of "My 600 lb Life" last night. This one was about a lady in FL who needed to get down to 500 lbs before a surgeon would agree to do gastric bypass. One of her doctors was taking her pre-packaged meals (delivering them TO HER HOME) because the family member who had been taking food to her was injured. She promised that she would only eat what the doc recommended.
Her bed had a scale to keep track of her weight. She managed to get down to 522...so close. The doc kept delivering her meals to her, every 2 weeks or so he'd bring a new supply. The scale on the bed quit working, but because she swore she was following doc's orders, he was sure she'd continue to lose.
Three weeks went by and they had her brought to the hospital to hopefully prep for surgery. She had gained over 100 lbs in 3 weeks!!!
the doc had a heart to heart with her about lying to him. Well...she'd been eating some of her old favorites and 'sprinkling the powder' on the meals to counteract the extra eating.
she really thought she'd lose weight.
they did find a surgeon willing to do gastric bypass on her, but she checked herself out of rehab following the surgery. Sadly she ended up dying.