Kris Jenner might have eternal life thanks to ritual baths in money that she’s taken for decades, but we can’t say that about every Kardashian.
Rob Kardashian’s battle with his weight has been well-publicized over the past several years, and after everything that’s happened, it’s getting worse.
Right now, things are so bad that Rob’s friends reportedly fear that he might die.
Rob Kardashian’s rapid weight gain apparently began back in 2012, after he broke up with Rita Ora.
If you’ll recall, he famously accused her of having cheating on him “with 20 dudes.” He took to Twitter to share this unsubstantiated allegation and to question how she had time, given her career and all that.
That was an irresponsible use of Twitter, but obviously it pales in comparison to Rob Kardashian’s more recent Twitter meltdown.
Rob was withdrawn, socially, and he was said to be eating his feelings.
(We get it — food is happiness in its purest form)
Apparently, one of the primary culprits behind his was Rob’s fondness for milkshakes.
You don’t really think of milkshakes as a hefty source of calories. They’re fluffy and liquid.
(A lot of people have a similar problem with alcohol — ordering a salad without dressing, which is just a bowl of yard waste, but getting three alcoholic drinks with more calories than the dressing could have ever contained)
The thing about weight gain is that, because you see yourself every single day, you’re less likely to notice changes in your figure that someone who sees you month-to-month might pick up on.
So Rob’s weight went up and up and up.
You might remember that, back in late 2015, Rob Kardashian was diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes.
Type 1 is the kind that you’re born with.
What we’re talking about is Rob developing insulin resistance over an extended period of time due to his weight and inactivity.
That’s a serious condition, extremely rare for a guy to develop in his twenties, and things looked bad.
However, after he hooked up with Blac Chyna, it seemed like things were looking up.
Blac Chyna immediately talked about getting him to eat healthier food.
(Though, as many people will stress, unless you’re a bodybuilder or athlete or model, your best bet hinges less on what you eat than on how much)
In fact, we saw a video of Rob Kardashian’s massive weight loss back when Chyna was helping him out.
(Diabetes can result in massive weight loss, but he had also changed his eating habits and fitness habits, under Blac Chyna’s guidance)
But when he and Chyna split, he’d turn to food again.
The thing about food is that it’s an immediate source of happiness, even if you’re fully aware that it’s going to make it harder for you to attain long-term happiness.
(It’s the same way with alcohol or heroin, really)
In fact, some blamed Blac Chyna for Rob’s second diabetes scare when he was hospitalized almost exactly one year after the first time, back in 2016.
Obviously, Blac Chyna doesn’t magically control Rob’s eating.
Now that these two are broken up for good, though, RadarOnline reports that Rob’s friends are terrified for him. They fear that his diet will kill him.
“At the moment, ice cream is his big weakness.”
I read that line and thought “isn’t it everyone’s?” I have a half a quart of blue cotton candy ice cream in my freezer and I have to exercise a lot of control to just eat a little at a time.
But when it comes to Rob, we have to keep two things in mind:
One, that he has diabetes, so there are things that others can enjoy that are simply dangerous for him.
Two, that his portion-control is … reportedly very alarming.
“He thinks nothing of having two or three tubs in the afternoon.”
We wish that we could believe that they meant those, like, smaler-sized pints of ice cream, but a “tub” of icecream is … well, it’s a tub.
“It’s wreaking havoc on his diabetes.”
Yeah. Ice cream has a lot of sugar.
“Not to mention the added stress the weight is putting on his heart.”
Heart health is something that everyone has to worry about — not just diabetics.
Rob does not naturally have a very large frame, so the added weight could be a real burden on his whole body.
“He thinks food is the only good thing in his life.”
That’s … so sad. He has a daughter, Dream.
We have to say that ratting out your friend’s eating habits to an entertainment news outlet isn’t a great way to change their habits.
Shame doesn’t stop people from eating very often.
It’s more likely to just make them isolate themselves more and, while isolated, eat more while hiding it from everyone else.
This could be bad news for the Kardashian family. Are they going to lose Rob just as they welcome three new family members next year?
Maybe Rob will turn things around.
At this point, it’s all up to him.