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M/40/5'9, 266 to 177: Redditor's Amazing Weight Journey

Read the inspiring weight loss journey of a man who went from 266 to 177 pounds and transformed into a fit and healthy person.

Article by Madeleine Smith

A progress pic of a 5'9" man showing a weight reduction from 266 pounds to 177 pounds. A total loss of 89 pounds.
A progress pic of a 5'9" man showing a weight reduction from 266 pounds to 177 pounds. A total loss of 89 pounds.
M/40/5'9, 266 to 177, 89lbs down
Originally posted on /r/loseit


A Reddit user, winjer, recently shared his remarkable weight loss journey. At 40 years old and 5'9", he went from 266 pounds to an impressive 177 pounds. His journey is a testament to the power of determination, discipline, and healthy eating.

1200 Calories a Day

Winjer started his journey by reducing his calorie intake to 1200 calories a day. Although it was intense, it worked well for him to shift the excess flab. However, he remained pragmatic and went over those allotted calories in his diet sometimes. He strongly suggests finding a caloric intake that helps you lose weight continuously and gradually as it is crucial to stay healthy.

The Benefits of a Low-Carb Diet

Another critical aspect of this user's weight loss journey was a low-carb diet. Winjer found that cutting out carbohydrates from his diet helped him lose weight faster, and it also helped him stay full longer. He also had better control over his blood sugar, which helped him lose even more weight.


Throughout his journey, winjer showed determination and discipline. His progress photos show a man transformed into a fit and healthy version of himself. The transformation of his body is remarkable, and he now looks around 15 years younger as his appearance has significantly impacted him. This transformation of his physical appearance and structure resulted in him feeling better and happier about himself.


Winjer's story is an inspiring example of how important it is to remain consistent and sane to achieve sustainable weight loss. Like winjer, everyone should decide what works for them and make individual choices based on that. Every small or significant change made delivers, and this can ultimately lead to positive outcomes. It is a journey that starts with the first step, embarking on one's fitness journey by making small consistent adjustments, which can lead to lasting positive effects.

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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.