Teen Mom has been on the air for just about a decade now, which means that the cast members of the show have changed a lot. In many ways, they’re nothing like they were on 16 and Pregnant where they first debuted.
Even the strongest of cast members have had their serious ups and downs, but many of them have also undergone some pretty shocking transformations. Over the years, we’ve seen some pretty incredible glow ups!
But every now and then, a star decides to change her body in a pretty controversial way. Now, Leah Messer is getting backlash for her controversial weight loss method that some fans think could be putting her health at risk.
Of all of the Teen Mom cast members, Leah Messer’s story has perhaps been one of the most difficult. Although she has never confirmed it, there are many clues that she suffered an addiction to prescription painkiller opiates in earlier seasons and has since gotten fully clean and sober.
It’s clear to see how much Leah’s quality of life has improved since she got clean, and she’s had a drastic glowup. But now she’s opening up about another major change she wants to make in her life!
Leah opened up about this change on Kailyn Lowry’s podcast Coffee Convos, which is celebrating its one year anniversary! This week’s podcast description reads:
This week, Kail & Lindsie welcome Leah Messer from Teen Mom 2 back to the podcast for their one year podcast anniversary. They talk about everything, from vacationing together, to possible pregnancies and her relationship with Jeremy. The share their feelings about there not being dads on Teen Mom any longer. All this and much more!
After catching up on all the recent drama, the conversation turned to the girls’ diets!
The topic came up after Kailyn discussed the hardship of losing her dog, Bear. After the girls discussed their love for animals, Leah revealed that she’s now vegetarian!
After Kailyn and her co-host Lindsie Chrisley express their apprehension for going vegetarian, Leah schools them.
“Do you know that your body naturally produces protein?” Leah says.
“We don’t know anything!” Kailyn says.
“Well, I’m learning, too,” Leah reveals. “I’ve only been vegetarian since the beginning of October, but I have no desire whatsoever to eat meat. My mind f*cks with me, so sometimes I’m like, ‘Ooh, I really want chicken wings,’ but then I’m like, ‘How the f*ck did I say that in my mind?’”
She explains, “After my dog died, I [realized] he had feelings and… I don’t want to eat any of that.”