Gareth Davies

Gareth Davies

Briton who lost 95 kg in a year
Country: Great Britain

Biography of Gareth Davis

Gareth Davis, a British man who lost 95 kg in one year, had struggled with excess weight for many years and had become accustomed to living as an overweight person. However, everything changed when he saw himself in his brother's wedding photos. In that moment, Gareth realized just how enormous he had become and made the decision to take control of his life. Gareth Davis, an IT manager, resides in Leeds, West Yorkshire. At 39 years old, he had been steadily gaining weight over the past few years. Giving in to laziness and his insatiable appetite, Gareth slowly but surely packed on the pounds. Each day, he looked in the mirror seemingly unaware of his growing size, until one day his weight surpassed 200 kg. The turning point in Gareth's life came after his brother David's wedding in December 2012. After the festivities, Gareth saw the wedding photos and was shocked at the size he had become. He initially felt devastated and developed a hatred for himself, but he ultimately decided not to give up and instead take immediate action. Gareth set a challenging goal for himself — to reach the weight he had at 18 years old. And so, Gareth Davis began his journey. Firstly, he reevaluated his lifestyle and recognized that he had been leading an excessively sedentary life. Working at a desk, walking only to his car and then to the couch — that was the extent of his physical activity. Gareth started by simply walking and gradually added running, gradually increasing the distance he covered. His weight slowly but steadily started to decrease. The second step in Gareth's new routine was his diet. Honestly assessing his eating habits, he realized that he needed to completely give up fast food. He began to eat a balanced diet, avoiding excessive amounts of fatty foods and constant snacking. He focused on consuming vegetables and fruits, drinking water instead of soda, counting calories, and neither starving nor overeating. As a result, his weight began to plummet. Later, when Gareth had already lost 95 kg, he admitted that even with his determination, he never truly believed that he could achieve such a feat. But the scales stubbornly displayed a weight of 118 kg, which meant that he had successfully shed over 90 kg in just one year. Now, all that remained was to maintain his achievement. Gareth now laughs and says that if he ever feels the urge to indulge and eat excessively, all he needs to do is look at his brother's wedding photos, and the desire will vanish on its own.

Gareth Davies

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