Obesity can be annoying as it prevents you from living an active life. Everyday tasks become more difficult, and you have to work extra hard for little things in life. On top of it, fat accompanies many health problems that you can’t ignore.
Thyroid, cholesterol, high blood pressure, changes of stroke, and coronary heart diseases are only some of them. In the US,the rate of adult obesityis 42.4%. It’s a challenging task to reduce this percentage.
Once the fat starts getting stored in your body, it becomes tougher to do everyday tasks. You’re out of breath more often and sweat a lot. It’s easier to obtain fat but losing it takes immense effort and patience. Most people give up even before starting their journey to get fit.
It’s understandable as this is not an easy task. Working out at least four times a week and dieting is tough. That too when you get frequent urges to eat junk food. But there are people out there who’ve made it happen for themselves. They took the challenge and got it done.
Below are the three amazing stories of people who beat the fat and got their fit selves back
Chrissy was 30 years old and 515 pounds when she started her journey. She was obese with many health problems and feared that she wouldn’t see her 35th birthday. That’s when she realized that she had to change her habits and consult doctors. They diagnosed her and found out that she’s only a few years away from being diabetic and is at risk of heart disease.
She started working out with the help of specialized private trainers withcertificate 4 in fitness. These are qualified trainers who played a key role in educating Chrissy about the importance of each workout. She then followed a strict diet as suggested by doctors. Doctors suggestedBariatric Surgeryas her body mass index was not stable. After which, she regularly exercised for a few months.
Chrissy lost 245 pounds in six months. She’s almost half of her original weight, and her journey is no short of an inspiration for many. She’s healthier, happier and more energetic than ever.
Cillas remarkable journey took him to over 700 pounds (ca. 318 kg) to 249 pounds (ca. 113 kg) in two years. He was obese and was not able to walk due to his weight. He had a daughter whom he couldn’t play with because of his condition. He began his journey by visiting a doctor who asked him to reach 375 pounds (ca. 170 kg).
Cillas stayed in the hospital and followed their diet schedule rigorously. After eight months, his weight was down to 371 pounds (ca. 168 kg). His family visited him in the hospital, where he stood up in front of his daughter for the first time. This was a mesmerizing moment for him as his daughter hugged with joy and was very happy to see her father standing up. Seeing his hard work, the doctor approved his surgery to cut down extra fat.
After a successful surgery, Cillas set up his journey for the goal weight, which he achieved within a year. He was down to 249 pounds (ca. 113 kg) and could do everything that any person can. From being big ridden for many years, Cillas gained his personality and identity back with sheer dedication and discipline.
Brandan was a 27-year-old man living in Huston with his girlfriend. He weighed over 700 pounds, and he felt trapped in his body. He wanted to stop eating, but all he could think of was food. He almost felt like a slave to his desire. When his girlfriend told him that she’d have to do his cleaning for him now, he knew he had to change.
Brandan began his journey by working hard on his workouts with trainers and following a strict diet. He was so dedicated that he lost 250 pounds (ca. 113 kg) within a few months. Even doctors were surprised by his recovery. Due to this dedication, he got approval for the surgery.
He also consulted with psychiatrists to find core problems regarding his eating habits. All this hard work together worked wonders, and Brandan was down to 265 pounds (ca. 120 kg). After one year and six months of rigorous training and diet. All that was left was loose skin which the doctors removed through surgery. Brandan started a new life by marrying his girlfriend and moving to Toronto to pursue his music career.
These were the people who took charge of their bodies and transformed it for the better. These people are an inspiration to many. You, too, can make some changes in your habits if you suffer from obesity. Doctors are available to help you with the process. All you have to do is show some dedication and discipline.