There's one name on the lips of "My 600-lb Life" fans and that's Nikki Webster. The Reality TV show gave an update on the 650-lb woman's weight loss. Nikki shared pictures and diet secrets in a Woman's Health article. Obesity has folks talking as Eman Ahmed Abd El Aty the "World's Heaviest Woman" showed her dramatic 713-lb weight loss. How much did Ms. Webster lose and how did she do it? TLC revealed all on the May 3 episode and it left fans cheering and jumping for joy.

Nikki Webster pares down 2/3 of herself

The 33-year-old showed off her makeover on Facebook and on TLC "My 600-lb Life" reality television after gastric bypass surgery.

Be sure you're sitting down before viewing because it's quite a shocker. From 649 pounds, Webster is down to 236 pounds she glows. That's a 413-pound weight loss! Nikki was always a Jolene type beauty but her ivory skin and flaming locks weren't the head-turners; her morbid obesity was. At 500 pounds overweight, she weighed over 4 times what the BMI (body mass index) called for. Now, like former "Honey Boo Boo" star Mama June Shannon Nikki's turning heads with her lovely figure and face.

Nikki Webster shares simple, but not easy weight loss tips

Losing weight is, for the most part. simple. It's a matter of less junk food in and more exercise out. But as "My 600-lb Life" shows, simple isn't always easy.

If it were, there would be no need for bariatric surgery. What is easy is to mindlessly eat and pack on the pounds. Nikki explained that for her, food was an addiction and eating an obsession. Brittani Fulfer, another of TLC Dr. Nowzaradan's gastric sleeve patients, is nodding her head. "My 600-lb Life" patients are extreme examples of overeating but such obesity faces anyone who repeatedly overindulges.

Dr. Now says it's the logical consequence of not calorie counting or practicing portion control (both of which Nikki now does). She also avoids all trigger foods--empty carbs, sugar, soda, snack foods and processed foods.

What Nikki brought to surgery made her succeed

So "My 600-lb Life" Dr. Now can provide the gastric sleeve but he can't make people lose weight.

There's an odd myth that bariatric surgery automatically makes people lose weight. But Penny Saeger, from an earlier episode, lost very little. Sean Milliken lost 300 pounds but then gained it all back. Some folks even believe gastric bypass surgery or skin removal plastic surgery cuts away fat magically for patients. Amber Rachdi, Nikki, Melissa Morris, Chad Dean, and others proved that they work hard at dieting every day. Nikki now plans meals, works out, walks 10,000 steps a day and completely changed her eating habits. She says bariatric surgery revolutionized her life but what really healed the obesity was her plucky, positive attitude.