‘My 600-lb Life’: Brandi & Kandi Dreier – Where Are They Now?

My 600-lb Life typically features individuals at morbidly obese levels that need instant intervention to save their lives. But, in Brandi and Kandi Dreier’s case, Dr Now had his hands full with two patients instead of one. So, where are the TLC twins these days?

My 600-lb Life: Brandi and Kandi’s TLC Journey

Most of the time, TLC features individual stories on My 600-lb Life. But every once in a while, members of the same family need Dr Now’s help. And, that was certainly the case with Kandi Dreier and her sister Brandi. The pair had similar life experiences – which led to them packing on the pounds. And they needed to do something drastic if they wanted to turn things around.

Like many My 600-lb Life cast members, turning to food is a coping mechanism to deal with childhood trauma. And, with Brandi and Kandi, the sisters enabled each other – leading both of them to put on weight and keep it there. Meanwhile, when the twins were first introduced on their episode, they were 587 and 604 pounds at 29 years old.

TLC Twins Had to Break Bad Habits

The My 600-lb Life twins from Season 5 knew they’d have to make a commitment to healthier habits if they wanted to be successful. And they were both willing to put in the work to make that happen. As a result, the TLC sisters went from enablers to weight loss encouragers. Meanwhile, having each other to lean on was crucial when they struggled on their episode.

The My 600-lb Life pair both lost 40 pounds in the first month under Dr Now’s care in Houston. But, there was some bad news ahead for at least one of the twins. Kandi’s heart wasn’t as strong as Brandi’s. So, she would have to lose even more weight before they could safely proceed with surgery.

It took eight months before Kandi was approved for surgery. And, even then, she wasn’t completely out of the woods yet. It turns out her heart stopped during the procedure. And she had to be put into a medically-induced coma. So, there were some very real life or death moments for her. Luckily, Kandi recovered – and she was able to continue on her weight loss journey with her sister.

By the end of their first year on Dr Now’s My 600-lb Life program, Brandi and Kandi dropped over 200 pounds each. And, it was clear they were committed to maintaining the healthy habits they picked up. But, how are the TLC twins these days?

My 600-lb Life: Brandi Dreier - Kandi Dreier
My 600-lb Life: Brandi Dreier – Kandi Dreier/Facebook

Where Are My 600-lb Life Pair Now?

Making progress with My 600-lb Life cameras around is one thing. But, it’s another thing to be able to maintain healthy habits long after the camera crew leaves. So, how are Brandi and Kandi doing these days?

It turns out the My 600-lb Life twins have taken different paths since first filming their TLC episode. Brandi is happily married with two children – and she prefers to live her life out of the limelight. Meanwhile, Kandi is a loving and supportive aunt to both of Brandi’s young daughters.

Certainly, there’s a big difference when you compare what they look like now with what they looked like on their episode of My 600-lb Life. But, as twins on the show, they were able to rely on one another when things got difficult. And, it’s clear that they both continue to hold each other accountable in their everyday lives. Most of all, they both enjoy a happier and healthier life – together.

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