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Monica in Friends lost around 110 lbs but I don't know how she maintained her weight after that. We have seen her working out in season 1 and 2 and that's only.

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    Is it really so farfetched that people can maintain a diet? – Walt Apr 10 '16 at 7:21
  • I don't think that only diet can melt so much weight (especially fat). – Joshh Fujitsu Apr 10 '16 at 7:29
  • Losing weight is harder than maintain it, is it quite easy to maintain weight you know what you are doing. – user33277 Apr 10 '16 at 7:32
  • I don't quite understand what you mean. She went on a diet and maintained that weight loss. The show doesn't make a fuss over it, Monica just says at some point that she eats in moderation. – Walt Apr 10 '16 at 7:36
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    I don't ask how can I lose weight or something... I don't need that anyway.It's just interesting how she did it. – Joshh Fujitsu Apr 10 '16 at 8:14
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Monica: What?! I mean, I didn't work this hard and-and-and lose all this weight so that I can give my flower to someone like him!

  • She goes to the gym / jogs daily.

Joey: Hey Mon, I got a question for you.

Monica: Okay, for the bizillionth time, yes I see other women in the shower at the gym, and no I don't look.

  • She mainly drinks diet soda

Chandler: Yeah, can I get a 3-piece, some coleslaw, some beans, and a Coke—[Monica grabs him underwater] Diet Coke.

  • Her trigger food (for gaining weight) was apparently Brown Bird cookies.

Monica: All right, I’ll take one box of the mint treasures, just one, and that’s it. I-I started gaining weight after I joined the Brown Birds. Remember, how Dad bought all my boxes and I ate them all?

  • Although she seems ok with other cookies (and food in general) Monica has an almost pathological fear of Brown Bird cookies.

Ross: I’ll tell you what Mon, I’ll give you the first box [of cookies] for free.

Monica: [reaches for the box, then looks at it with terror] OH GOD!!! I gotta GO!! [runs out]

  • She openly acknowledges that she has a problem with food and overeating:

Monica: The fat girl inside of me really wants to go. I owe her this. I never let her eat.


Out of universe, although she consistently denies it...

I did not have anorexia, but they [the press] kept writing about it.

...the harsh reality is that maintaining a size-zero physique for nearly a decade is invariably achieved through a regimen of constant exercise, food denial and cocaine.

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  • Where is that from:Her weight borders on anorexically thin, something at least one character acknowledges. Laura: I'm good. Wow, you lost a lot of weight! You look almost anorexic. Wait that didn't come out right. You, you look great. Monica: Well thank you. – Joshh Fujitsu Apr 10 '16 at 10:49
  • @Richard That's fanfic. Rachel doesn't have a sister called Laura. – Walt Apr 10 '16 at 11:12
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    This [real :P] quote might have some relevance, though, from episode 4x02: "The fat girl inside of me really wants to go [out with a boy she had a crush on in highschool]. I owe her this. I never let her eat." – Walt Apr 10 '16 at 11:19

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