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From 380Lbs to 199Lbs: Redditor Shares His Successful 18 Month Weight Loss Journey with Ketogenic Diet and Exercise

Discover how a 30-year-old 5'10'' man went from 380lbs to 199lbs in just 18 months relying on Reddit's keto community and workout plan.

Article by Madeleine Smith

A progress pic of a 5'10" man showing a fat loss from 380 pounds to 199 pounds. A net loss of 181 pounds.
M/30/5'10" [380lbs>199lbs=181lbs] (18 months)
Originally posted on /r/progresspics


If you're struggling to start or continue with your personal journey to lose weight and maintain a healthier lifestyle, then this success story might inspire and encourage you. Reddit user BoSolaris, age 30 and 5'10'', posted his amazing progress, from 380lbs to 199lbs, on Reddit under the /r/progresspics, including details on his weight loss plan and tips.

Keto Diet and Exercise: The Winning Combination

BoSolaris followed a ketogenic diet, a low-carbohydrate, high-fat diet, that promotes weight loss by forcing the body to burn fat instead of carbohydrates. He was able to keep his daily calorie intake in check by consuming foods high in protein and fat, while avoiding carbs and sugar. Additionally, he exercised regularly, both cardio and strength training, which helped him burn more calories and increase his basal metabolic rate.

The Importance of Find A Supportive Community

According to BoSolaris, one of the keys to his success was finding Reddit's /r/keto community, where he could find help, inspiration, and advice from others following the same path. Although losing weight is a personal journey, having a supportive community can make it easier when struggling to stay on track, to stay motivated, and to celebrate your wins.

The Benefits of Losing Weight Beyond Physical Appearance

BoSolaris not only achieved his target weight but also experienced other benefits such as better sleep quality, a boost in confidence and self-esteem, higher energy levels, improved mood, and reduced joint pain. Beyond aesthetic and health reasons, BoSolaris believes that losing weight allowed him to live a better, more fulfilling life.

Final Thoughts: Start Your Weight Loss Journey Today

BoSolaris's story shows that with discipline, commitment, and the right mindset, anyone can achieve their weight loss goals. Starting slow is better than not starting at all. In addition, relying on a supportive community, following a proven diet, and incorporating a workout routine can all be keys to success. Regardless of how much weight you want to lose or what your fitness goals are, get started today and let BoSolaris's journey inspire you to achieve a healthier, happier life.

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