The Doctors: Singer Fabiana Passoni Weight Loss and Cancer
Brazilian singer and songwriter Fabiana Passoni joined The Doctors TV show to talk about her battle with weight loss and cancer.
After struggling with being overweight for many years, Fabiana was finally fed up with it. She ate right for two years and lost around 120 pounds! She then moved to Los Angeles to record her first album.
The Drs: Fabiana Had Cancer Twice & Bilateral Mastectomy
Six months after her album was finished, Fabiana was diagnosed with breast cancer and had a bilateral mastectomy at age 31. Before she went through chemotherapy, she had several of her eggs preserved.
Once she was doing better, the doctors implanted the eggs and one of the embryos split – resulting in triplets. She gained about 130 pounds during her pregnancy.
Unfortunately, while she was pregnant the doctors found another lump. Because she was pregnant, she had to wait to begin treatment. She delivered her triplets prematurely – two identical girls and one fraternal boy.
The Drs TV: Music and the Triplets Helped Fabiana Get Through Cancer
As soon as she had her C-section, Fabiana went into surgery to have another mastectomy. She said her music helped her get through everything, and whenever she was feeling miserable she would go to the studio and compose.
Dr. Lisa Masterson said that Fabiana looked incredible considering everything she’s been through. Fabiana said that she found the first lump herself and the doctors thought it was just a cyst at first.
Fabiana said she was shocked to find out that she was having triplets. She said her triplets gave her the strength to fight breast cancer for the second time.
The Doctors: Weight Loss is About Discipline and Routine
Fabiana said that she was obese when she was in her 20s because she had no discipline when it came to eating. She said she thinks weight loss, at least in her case, was about routine.
The singer always eats healthy, but sometimes will change up her portion sizes. Fabiana said that when she eats a burger, she puts mayonnaise and all the topping on it but uses a portabella mushroom instead of a bun.
Fabiana said she goes to the gym every day, but always changes up her routine. Learn more about Fabiana’s weight loss in the video below.
The Drs: Is it Okay to Raise Kids Bilingually?
Fabiana asked Dr. Jim Sears about using different languages around her triplets. She said she and her husband talk Portuguese to them 98% of the time, but sometimes he talks to them in English. She wondered if this was too confusing for two-year-olds.
Dr. Sears said that this was great and usually kids can learn languages a lot better when they are younger. He said there isn’t usually much of a delay in kids raised bilingually, and if there is it’s temporary.