Amanda Bynes underwent a slight weight gain in 2013 which triggered her. The actress had a serious case of body dysmorphia and was obsessed with her weight. Her goal was to weigh 100 pounds. Amanda Bynes started taking Adderall for her weight gain which later on led to her substance abuse issues.
Amanda Bynes was an instant hit as a child actress and she charmed just about everyone when she first appeared on the Nickelodeon sketch comedy series All That. Though she had everyone wrapped around her little finger with All That, it was really the spin-off series The Amanda Show that was her breakthrough role. She received several accolades for her performance in the show.
She only got more popular as she went on to play the role of Holly Tyler in the WB sitcom What I Like About You during her mid-teens. She later on made her film debut in the comedy Big Fat Liar and then starred in a number of successful films including the comedy What a Girl Wants and the animated film Robots. Amanda Bynes also did the sports comedy She's the Man and the musical Hairspray. She also co-starred in the comedy-drama Easy A alongside Emma Stone after which she unofficially retired from acting because of her substance abuse issues.
It's a shame how her career and her life were derailed because she got into drugs. She had everything and lost it to drugs. She recently suffered a psychotic breakdown after which she was admitted to a hospital. Seeing her in that pitiful condition was very hard on people who had watched her on screen when she was a child and rooted for her. It must have been unbearable for them to watch her look startlingly thin. This reminded them of days of her weight gain when she was much better off than she was now. Let's talk about Amanda Bynes' weight gain!
Amanda Bynes' Weight Gain: The Easy A Actress Went on to Use Adderall to Get Slimmer!
It is heartbreaking to see the condition Amanda Bynes is in right now. She recently suffered a mental breakdown after which she was hospitalized. She reportedly was walking in the streets of downtown LA completely naked before she flagged down a car and explained she was coming down from a psychotic episode and called 911 on herself. She was placed on a 72-hour psychiatric hold after that and later on hospitalized.
Amanda Bynes did not look well. Of course, she just had a breakdown but the most terrifying thing of it all was her startling weight loss. She had undergone a dramatic weight loss over the last few years and according to some sources, she currently weighs less than 100 pounds. This is really scary considering she had an obsession with weight and she started taking drugs back whenever she went through a weight gain.
Amanda Bynes underwent a slight weight gain in 2013 which triggered her.
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Yeah, she was much healthier back when drugs had not yet gotten her. About a decade ago, just before she got into drugs, Amanda Bynes made headlines because of her weight gain. It was in 2013 when she shared some photos after gaining a little bit of weight. It was not much but for her, who was obsessed with staying skinny, it was a lot and she raised concerns about her weight in the caption she wrote.
I weigh 135, I've gained weight! I need to be 100 lbs!
Amanda Bynes was looking healthy with her weight gain. She was not really fat as she thought. Instead, she had a svelte figure and many called her hot. But the actress was having none of that and whenever people talked about her pictures, she would talk about her weight and how her goal was to get down to 100 pounds. She was uncomfortable with even the slightest weight gain. Just a few months ago in an interview with Us Weekly, she explained,
I gain weight quickly so I need to work out constantly. I moved to New York City and I love it! I lost four pounds since I moved. I'm 121 pounds. -- my goal is 100 pounds.
Amanda Bynes never minded the fact that for a woman of her size and stature (she was 5 foot 8 inches), 100 pounds was exceedingly low. And that 'weight gain' she had - she was just at her normal weight. But she was past seeing the reason when it came to her size.
I mean, even her friend was unsettled by Amanda Bynes' obsession with weight. Ana who lived in the same apartment building as her said that the All That star had a very serious case of body dysmorphia and was bothered by the slightest weight gain and constantly talked about wanting to be 100 pounds. According to the friend, when Bynes got mononucleosis and lost a load of weight while she was doing Love Wrecked, her mother told her that she had never looked better.
Amanda Bynes started taking Adderall for her weight gain which led to her substance abuse issues.
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It was since then that Amanda Bynes got obsessed with her weight more unhealthily. Her mother contributed to her body dysmorphia. She even gave her stuff about her weight gain. When Ana tried intervening and tried to make her understand that 100 pounds was too skinny for her, Bynes said, "Once you've been 100 pounds, it's hard not to want to be it again."
Amanda Bynes hated when she looked healthy which she thought was unnecessary weight gain. So, she got into drugs called Adderall after she read in an article in a magazine how it was the 'new skinny pill.' She then faked symptoms of ADD and acquired a prescription from a psychiatrist for the drugs which she then grossly abused to lose weight.
Not after long, she lost all that weight because of substance issues. Amanda Bynes would get healthy (undergo a weight gain) whenever she got sober. But she would lapse and the weight loss cycle would continue yet again. She is believed to have lost so much weight recently because of overuse of Adderall though it has not been confirmed yet.