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M/38/5'8" [405 > 240 = 165] One Year Journey to Reach Target Weight

This reddit user shares their remarkable weight loss journey of losing 165 pounds in one year through dietary changes alone. Read on and be inspired to make a change!

Article by Madeleine Smith

A before and after photo of a 5'8" male showing a weight reduction from 405 pounds to 240 pounds. A respectable loss of 165 pounds.
M/38/5'8" [405 > 240 = -165] One Year, 40lbs to go! So proud of all of you who are changing your lives for the better!! 🤙
Originally posted on /r/progresspics

Dietary Changes Alone Can Transform Your Body

After a year of sticking to a custom intermittent fasting diet, this Reddit user was able to lose an impressive 165 pounds without any exercise. Their regimen was focused solely on portion control and a total overhaul of their diet. Their success story shows it's not impossible to achieve your ideal body weight, even if you can't hit the gym regularly.

Immediate Results May Not Happen

The Reddit user's success is not something that happened overnight. They had to commit themselves to a year-long journey and still have a long way to reach their target weight. Their post is proof that you should not expect results to happen immediately but instead remain motivated and dedicated for a long-term transformative journey.

Inspiring the Community Through Success

This user’s journey inspired over 200 Reddit users who upvoted the post and numerous comments. The users who were also on their weight loss journey found the post to be empowering and an inspiration to keep going no matter how tough it may seem.

No Quick Fixes but a Chance to Find Yourself Again

The Reddit user’s transformation was not superficial but internal too. Losing a significant amount of weight allowed them to find a new sense of confidence and personal growth. This transformation was not just physical, but emotional and lifestyle-related too. It's a reminder that weight loss should not only be aimed at a new appearance but instead an opportunity to discover a better version of yourself.

Weight Loss is Challenging but Worth the Effort

Although weight loss may seem daunting, this story is just one example that shows that if you stick with your plan and be consistent, success is achievable. It takes time and effort to see results, which is why you must create a diet and exercise plan that suits your lifestyle best.

Madeleine Smith

Content Lead at

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