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One Man's Journey From 385Lbs to 275Lbs

Read about a man's journey to lose 110lbs and gain 15lbs of muscle. Learn how he found a healthy weight and set new goals.

Article by Madeleine Smith

A before and after photo of a 6'3" male showing a weight reduction from 385 pounds to 275 pounds. A net loss of 110 pounds.
M/31/6’3 [385lbs > 275lbs = 110lbs] I’ve been as low as 235 but did not have the muscle mass to be healthy at that weight. Now I’ve packed on about 15 pounds of muscle and wanting to get back down into the 240’s
Originally posted on /r/progresspics


A man in his early 30s shares his journey on Reddit, from weighing in at 385lbs to 275lbs. He explains how he found his healthy weight and the changes he made to his lifestyle.

From 385lbs to 275lbs

The man started his weight loss journey by counting calories, aiming for around 1,500-1,800 a day. He also started walking and then gradually increased his exercise by doing strength training and cardio. Finally, he incorporated intermittent fasting to boost his weight loss. In the end, he lost a total of 110lbs.

Gaining Muscle Mass

After losing the weight, the man realized he needed to build some muscle mass to improve his overall health. He focused on strength training and gradually gained about 15 pounds of muscle. His current goal is to get back down to the 240s while maintaining his muscle mass.

The Importance of Finding a Healthy Weight

The man learned that finding a healthy weight is not just about reaching a certain number on the scale, but also about having enough muscle mass to support a healthy body. He advises others to focus on building muscle and healthy habits, rather than just losing weight.


This man's journey shows that weight loss and gaining muscle mass is possible with discipline and a healthy mindset. He found his healthy weight by focusing on strength training, cardio, and intermittent fasting. He also realized the importance of muscle mass and encourages others to strive for overall health rather than just a number on the scale.

Madeleine Smith

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Madeleine is passionate about empowering individuals with the information and tools they need to transform their bodies and lives.