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Man naturally loses 26 stone after doctors gave him chilling warning

Callum Jones

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Man naturally loses 26 stone after doctors gave him chilling warning

A man in the US impressively lost 26 stone naturally after doctors gave him a chilling warning that he was a 'ticking time bomb'.

Nicholas Craft, from Hattiesburg, Mississippi, had struggled with his weight and overeating for his whole life.

In high school, he weighed 300 pounds, but the 42-year-old spiraled to 649 pounds by June 2019.

Speaking to Fox News about his weight loss journey, Craft said that depression led him to overeat, and that overeating made him withdraw from society - leading him to not having any exercise and putting on the massive amount of weight.

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The man's weight spiraled out of control. Credit: @nickcraft6/TikTok
The man's weight spiraled out of control. Credit: @nickcraft6/TikTok

"My weight stopped me from going to family events and traveling," Craft recalled.

"I couldn’t get into regular vehicles. It was hard for me to get around. I had knee pain, body aches and shortness of breath."

But that is when Craft was told the devastating news from doctors that he was a 'ticking time bomb', so at that point he knew he had to change his life around.

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While many would have expected Craft to take part in a specialised weight loss diet, one that may have involved medication or surgery, he actually did it all naturally.

He told Fox News that he switched up the way he ate and approached food, which included calorie counting and giving up junk food.

"My calorie intake was 1,200 to 1,500 calories per day when I first started," he said.

Craft cut out the likes of fizzy drinks, bread, pasta, rice and fried food, swapping them out for a lot of fruit, veg and protein.

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The Mississippi man also had the support of his grandmother Georgia Moody, who encouraged him to lose weight.

The weight difference is there for all to see! Credit: @nickcraft6/TikTok
The weight difference is there for all to see! Credit: @nickcraft6/TikTok

However, Moody died in 2019, and Craft does for sure hope that she was here to seen him now.

He said: "My grandmother passed away before she was able to see my weight loss transformation.

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"She wanted to see me more often. I promised her I would lose weight, so I could see her more.

"She would be so proud of me - she was my source of motivation."

Since switching up his lifestyle choices, Craft says that he is now experiencing less physical pain and that his breathing has improved.

He also added how it has done wonders for his mental health, with him suggesting that he is more confident nowadays.

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"I haven’t reached my weight loss goal just yet," Craft added.

"But, it feels good knowing my story can help people who may be struggling with their weight."

Featured Image Credit: @nickcraft6/TikTok

Topics: Health, US News

Callum Jones
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