“China’s fattest man” is doing his best to shed his unenviable title, dropping 70 kilograms in just five months.
26-year-old Huang Jiaxin achieved some undesirable internet fame earlier this year after slipping and falling down on the sidewalk outside of a hospital in Wuhan. However, it wasn’t the way that he fell that attracted, but the fact that once he was down, he couldn’t get back up again. Around 20 people were forced to toil outside for two hours until Huang was finally loaded onto a stretcher and taken back to the hospital.
Following that embarrassing incident, Huang decided to redouble his efforts to lose weight, checking himself into a Chengdu hospital that placed him on a weight loss program, which included dieting and regular exercise. Additionally, doctors performed a sleeve gastrectomy on him, a surgery that reduces the size of the stomach, suppressing a patient’s appetite.
After five months of treatment, Huang is now ready to leave the facility. When he arrived, he weighed 265 kilograms, now he’s down to just 195 kilograms — about average for a normal American adult.
But Huang is not done yet. While doctors want to keep his weight loss slow and steady, they are confident that he could drop about 100 kilograms in a year if he sticks to it.
Last month, one obese couple announced that they had managed to lose around 200 kilograms combined in just a few years in pursuit of their dream of having sex and starting a family.
[Images via China News]
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