Weight loss of others can be the inspiration and motivation needed for some people to embark on their very own weight loss journey. One man recently shed an incredible 21 stone, dropping from 37.5 stone to a life-changing 16st 3lb. After “ruining” a family holiday due to his huge size and struggling with his weight for a number of years he decided to transform his life for the better and documented his dieting journey through Reddit.


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The weight loss transformation Reddit user, known as “remlover”, knew he was heading down a troubled path if he carried on the way he was so decided to transform his life for the better and embarked on a weight loss journey.

He revealed: “I was over 500lbs. I don’t know my exact weight because no scale I had could weigh me.

“I had problems getting around. I couldn’t stand for long periods of time.

“I constantly was sweating and always hot.

“I’m still upset that I let myself get so bad,” he said.

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Writing under the name of “remlover” he revealed that it took ruining a family holiday to begin his weight loss journey.

remlover said: “It took me ruining a family vacation to Universal Studios to begin the process in my mind that I have to lose weight.

“I was looking forward to going to the Harry Potter area for years. I was so excited when we got there.

“However, I could barely get around. Walking around was nearly impossible.

“I would have to strategically plan my steps and look ahead for a bench to rest. I ended up seeing a fraction of the Harry Potter area and instead went to a restaurant [with] AC just so I wouldn’t have to walk around.”

The man, who began his journey weighing over 35.7 stone, managed to transform into a much healthier person with an end weight of 16.36 stone.

How did he lose so much weight?

His journey began when he took to the internet to find the best and most effective weight loss plan online and stumbled across the Keto Diet Plan.

“I read about the Keto diet plan online and found that there was a great response from using the plan,” he wrote.

“Lots of people were praising how they transformed their lives through the [Keto] diet.


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“I went right into one meal a day. [Which] for me was easy. I stayed in a calorie rage from 800-1100 a day.”

The man admits that the calorie range could be considered drastic. He said: “I know that it is VERY low [calorie count] and definitely not for everyone. However, I never felt like I was starving or famished.”

He was able to quickly get into the groove of things and has not looked back since.

He credits the fact that he is “stubborn and not a quitter” for his incredible weight loss transformation.

He said: “If I commit to something I’m not going to give up. It helps that I’m stubborn and not a quitter. I never had a cheat day or meal (nor will I).

“I know cheat days are not bad but I would feel awful if I ever went off the rails.”

He revealed that the items which made the Keto diet easy for him were: “Cauliflower rice. Shitaki noodle. Butt Rub [seasoning]. And Rao’ Pasta sauce.

“When I reflect on my weight loss and where I came from, I think of a movie line from Apollo 13,” he said.

“It’s when Tom Hanks is talking to Kathleen Quinlan after their party looking at the Moon and what it took to get there.

“‘It’s not a miracle. We just decided to go.’ I just decided to go.”

As well as dieting, “remlover” incorporates light exercises into his daily routine.

“I go on walks and try to keep as active as possible,” he said.

What is a Keto Diet?

The Keto, also known at the Ketogenic, Diet is a low-carb, high-fat diet that offers many health benefits and shares many similarities to the popular Atkins and other low-carb diets.

The Keto diet is an eating plan that drives your body into ketosis, a state where the body uses fat as a primary fuel source (instead of carbohydrates), says Stacy Mattinson, a motivational nutrition guru, and healthy lifestyle blogger.

Many followers of the plan will eat less than 25 grams of net carbs a day in order for their body to enter the fat-burning “ketosis” state.

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