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How This Reddit User Lost 112Lbs in One Year

Read about the weight loss journey of a Reddit user who lost over 100lbs primarily through diet and light exercise.

Article by Madeleine Smith

A photo of a 6'1" man showing a weight cut from 320 pounds to 208 pounds. A total loss of 112 pounds.
M/29/6'1" [320lbs > 208lbs]. 112lbs down in one year, almost where I want to be! (xpost /r/keto)
Originally posted on /r/progresspics

The Starting Point

At 320lbs, the Reddit user known as caimanreid had been obese his entire adult life. That was until he decided to make a change for the better.

The Diet

Caimanreid embarked on a ketogenic diet, restricting his carbohydrate intake to less than 20g per day, and consuming an average of 1600kcal. This diet has been shown to help with weight loss and is a popular choice among those seeking to lose weight.

The Exercise

For the first nine months of his weight loss journey, Caimanreid primarily relied on light exercise, walking three miles a day, five days a week, to and from work. At the six-month mark, he invested in a road bike, and during the weekends he would go out and explore. He later joined the /r/c25k community, which helped him focus on running, a form of exercise he enjoys.

The Success

After a year of hard work, Caimanreid lost a total of 112lbs and is almost where he wants to be. His success not only shows that weight loss can be achieved through diet and exercise, but also that it can be sustainable over time. Through seeking a community, Caimanreid gained encouragement by sharing progress along the way. Reddit is not only a platform to engage with others but a community to help reach goals.

The Takeaway

Caimanreid's story is inspirational, but it is also relatable. The diet used keto approach, the exercise started out small and gradually increased makes it accessible for many people. People are encouraged to follow his path and try the same diet and exercise, with caution and speaking with their doctor or personal trainer before beginning any new regimen. With patience, perseverance and a positive attitude, anyone can achieve weight loss success.

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