Whatever Happened To Ryan Barkdoll From My 600-Lb Life

Losing weight is not always the easiest feat, especially for those struggling with obesity. Therefore, participants who appear on "My 600-Lb Life" have typically exhausted other weight loss options and have underlying medical and mental issues. This was especially true for Season 10's Ryan Barkdoll. The man sought out the help of Dr. Younan Nowzaradan after his weight ballooned to 740 pounds.

Drug and food addiction plagued Barkdoll, who was forced to rely on his mother, Tammy, and her boyfriend, Leroy, for his daily necessities. Sadly, they enabled many of his junk food habits, only fueling his obesity. This deemed him mostly immobile throughout much of episode seven, and a lymphedema on his leg only hindered his movements. However, Dr. Nowzaradan was initially understanding of this, and since it was being filmed during the COVID-19 pandemic, much of their interactions were virtual. Yet, Barkdoll still managed to miss many of those appointments. Like other patients before him, Barkdoll showed signs of wanting to change, but ultimately, he was unable to complete the program. While not much is known about his current situation, it doesn't seem that he made much progress after filming completed. 

Barkdoll was on the track in the beginning

Ryan Barkdoll did show signs of wanting help with getting healthier. He had a family history of obesity, with his biological father dying in his early 40s due to his 800-pound weight. This was also a motivating factor for Barkdoll wanting to get in shape. When Dr. Younan Nowzaradan first placed Barkdoll on a 1200-calorie diet with zero carbs, he appeared to be trying to adhere to the process.

He dropped nearly 80 pounds, which was promising. However, it was still well below what Dr. Nowzaradan expected under the strict diet he assigned Barkdoll. This was due to Barkdoll creating his own version of the meal plan. While no carbs were permitted, Barkdoll incorporated "cheat days," which he used as an excuse to enjoy his favorite junk foods. Still, even with his rocky dieting and limited exercise, Barkdoll made the move from Montana to Texas to be closer to Dr. Nowzaradan and his office. Sadly, this didn't seem to change much, as Barkdoll failed to show up to any in-person appointments, though he did conduct a handful of phone visits before he stopped answering for the doctor altogether. After 10 months, Barkdoll stepped away from the journey.

Barkdoll has disappeared from the spotlight

After quitting his weight loss program, which was supposed to lead to bariatric surgery, things only appeared to get worse for Ryan Barkdoll. He lost his Houston, Texas, apartment and was forced to return to Montana. After falling out of the spotlight, fans can only assume that Barkdoll is no longer following the diet, especially considering the ending of his "My 600-Lb Life" episode showed the emotionally distressed man in front of a plate full of snacks.

Barkdoll's last known location was Columbia Falls, Montana. He has not done any post "My 600-Lb Life" interviews like others have done to show off how they look today. Barkdoll also has not surfaced on social media, which is alarming. However, there is also no evidence to support that Barkdoll has passed away, so hopefully, he is trying to improve his situation. One thing is for sure: Even if Barkdoll is working on his wellness, there is no quick fix for weight loss, which is one untold truth of "My 600-Lb Life."