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A Reddit User's Weight Loss Journey: M/20, 5'10", 180Lbs, and ~20% Body Fat

Follow the inspiring weight loss journey of a Reddit user who achieved great progress by making small changes in his lifestyle and diet.

Article by Madeleine Smith

A picture of a 5'10" male showing a snapshot of 180 pounds at a height of 5'10
[BoC] M/20/5'10"/180lbs/~20% body fat
Originally posted on /r/BulkOrCut


Losing weight can be a challenging endeavor. However, it's all about finding a sustainable method that works for your body and your lifestyle. Recently a Reddit user documented his weight loss journey, and the results are impressive.

Starting Out

The Reddit user, who goes by the name [deleted], started his journey at 180lbs and approximately 20% body fat. Instead of jumping into a fad diet or an intensive fitness regimen, he began by making small but meaningful changes. He started tracking his calories, eating whole foods, and avoiding processed foods.

Progress and Plateaus

The Reddit user continued to make steady progress over time, losing approximately 1-2lbs per week. However, he notes in his posts that there were times when he hit a plateau, and his weight loss stalled. Instead of getting discouraged, he used these moments as an opportunity to reflect on his habits and make adjustments. He also emphasized the importance of being patient and not expecting immediate results.

The Importance of Accountability and Support

Throughout his journey, the Reddit user emphasized the importance of having support and resources to turn to. For him, this included seeking advice and motivation from online communities and loved ones. Additionally, he found that tracking his progress through apps and gadgets helped him stay on track and accountable.


This Reddit user's weight loss journey demonstrates that sustainable weight loss is achievable through small but consistent changes to one's lifestyle and diet. Remember, everyone's journey is different, and it's essential to find what works best for you. Don't be discouraged by setbacks, and remember to celebrate your successes along the way.

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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.