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M/27/5'11 Weight Loss Journey: How One Man Lost Almost Half His Body Weight

Discover the weight loss journey of Reddit user c0horst, who managed to lose almost half his body weight in 2.5 years. Find out how he started, the struggles he faced, and how he managed to succeed.

Article by Madeleine Smith

A before and after photo of a 5'11" male showing a weight reduction from 430 pounds to 235 pounds. A respectable loss of 195 pounds.
M/27/5'11 [430->235, 2.5 years] Almost half the man I used to be
Originally posted on /r/progresspics

A Remarkable Achievement

Reddit user c0horst's progress pictures went viral on the social media platform, attaining over 1,500 upvotes and numerous comments from amazed individuals celebrating his incredible achievement.

The First 100 Pounds

The first 100 pounds of weight loss was the easiest for c0horst, taking just under 10 months to achieve. He attributes this quick success to dieting and increasing light exercise.

The Second 100 Pounds

In contrast, it took c0horst more than 2 years to lose the next 100 pounds of weight. He found that with less weight to lose, calorie counting became necessary, and the intensity of exercise increased.

The Importance of Diet Breaks

C0horst highlighted the importance of taking occasional "diet breaks." He stated that this has helped him avoid diet fatigue, leading to him backsliding and gaining weight. These breaks allowed him to recharge and motivated him to continue his weight loss journey.

Lifestyle Change

Besides losing almost half his weight, c0horst's lifestyle has improved thanks to his journey. He is more confident, has more energy, and is much stronger than before. His diet comprises of low carbs, protein bars, beef jerky, lean ground beef, chicken, broccoli, eggs, and cheese. Exercise-wise, he lifts heavy weights and does some jogging.

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