‘Basketball Wives’ Star Tami Roman Is Still Getting Body Shamed for Her Weight Loss
How did Tami Roman from Basketball Wives lose weight? The reality star has been super open about her struggle with her weight in the past, and she’s even admitted that she used diet pills to help her shed 30 pounds. But now that she’s rocking a new physique, she’s also gotten a lot of backlash on social media. On almost every photo she shares on Instagram, there is always someone who feels the need to criticize Tami for her weight.
“Too skinny, face sunken in,” one fan commented on a recent pic, and another wrote, “Beautiful but [you’re] a [little] too skinny… making [you] look alot older than [you] are.”
Basketball Wives fans watched Tami undergo a smart liposuction procedure on camera back in 2011, but a couple of years later — after she was diagnosed with diabetes and she quit smoking — she noticed the pounds were creeping back up. When she finally weighed herself, she realized that she was already at 185 pounds — and that’s when she decided to make a big change, according to Shape. She discovered the weight loss pill NV Clinical and that helped her lose 7 pounds in just one week, and she continued to use the product until she lost 30 pounds. Her weight loss journey was so successful that she even became the face of the company and starred in ads to promote the product.
But even with the help of diet pills, Tami said she was only able to get down to a size 10 or 12, and she admitted she hadn’t really taken her diabetes diagnosis seriously until she had a chat with her pal Halle Berry, who also had diabetes.
“I was talking to Halle, and she said ‘Tami, the truth of the matter is — you either wanna live or you wanna die. You can continue thinking what you think and doing what you’re doing, but you’re not going to be here long,'” Tami revealed to Madame Noire. “And that like really hit home for me. So I changed up my whole diet and eating and trying to be healthy and live right, and now people say I’m too skinny. Now, I’m a bobble head.”