Jazz Jennings Reflects on 100 Pound Weight Gain “Binge Eating”


Jazz JenningsFans will be able to follow her health journey through the new season of I Am Jazz.

TLC has released the first glimpse of the seventh season’s unscripted series on Monday, November 1. The footage includes Jazz talking candidly about her recent binging struggles. At the start of the promo, Jazz recalled her life’s ups and downs since her acceptance to Harvard University.

“Two years ago, I was on my way to one of the greatest institutions in the world, but I was actually struggling severely with mental health issues,”In voiceover, she spoke. “I started binge eating, and I gained weight, and more weight, and more weight. And now, almost 100 pounds heavier, here I am today.”

She continued: “Having all this extra weight, I can’t do so many things with my body that I used to be able to do.” 

Jazz was also seen arguing with her family members over her eating habits. “I do experience fat-shaming from my family,”Jazz spoke to the camera. “It makes me feel really humiliated.”