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An Inspiring Weight Journey of a Reddit User [35Lbs Down]

Read about the inspiring weight loss journey of a young reddit user who lost 35 lbs without a strict diet plan or exercise regimen.

Article by Madeleine Smith

A before and after photo of a 5'11" male showing a muscle gain from 145 pounds to 180 pounds. A total gain of 35 pounds.
M/19/5’11” [145 > 180 = 35lbs] eating is hard
Originally posted on /r/progresspics


A 19-year-old reddit user with a height of 5'11'' and starting weight of 145lbs shared his inspiring weight loss journey on the platform. The user, who goes by the name kalvy1, lost a remarkable 35lbs and shared his before and after photos to show his amazing transformation.

Eating 1000 Calories Over Maintenance

When asked about his weight loss plan, kalvy1 revealed that he did not follow a strict diet plan or exercise regimen. Instead, he simply ate 1000 calories over maintenance and ate a mix of healthy and unhealthy foods. He ate steaks, chicken, rice, broccoli, meatloaf, pork, yogurt, bananas, and other foods to keep a balance between nutrition and taste.

Hard Work Pays Off

Kalvy1 said that eating was hard, but his hard work paid off, and the results motivated him to keep going. The young redditor's post garnered an overwhelming response, with 106 upvotes and several comments congratulating him on his achievement. Kalvy1's story is an inspiration to all those who are struggling with their weight loss journey, showing that it's possible to achieve great results with a simple and sustainable approach.

Motivation to Try It Out

For anyone struggling with weight loss and considering giving up, kalvy1's journey is an inspiration to try it out once again. Losing weight is always hard, but with a simple approach and dedication, anyone can achieve success. One does not always need to follow strict diets and exercise regimens if they find it challenging to maintain; instead, finding a balance between nutrition and taste while consuming calories over maintenance may help and produce remarkable results.


Kalvy1 showed that with dedication and consistency, one can achieve their fitness goal, and though the journey may be hard, the results are worth the effort. While his method may not work for everyone, his weight loss journey serves as a reminder that there is no one-fit-all solution to weight loss. Instead, it's about finding an approach that works for one's body and lifestyle, and most importantly, staying consistent and disciplined to achieve results.

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