Manuel Uribe, who according to Guiness Book of World Record hold the dubious title of Heaviest Man in the World, has lost half his body weight thanks to a low-carb diet:
Medics from Italy and Spain visited him and offered to carry out gastric bypass surgery on the bed-ridden mechanic. But Mr Uribe refused and instead accepted the help of US and Mexican doctors and nutritionists who prescribed a high-protein, low carb diet and exercise regime that he has followed for two years.
This week Mr Uribe announced he has dropped 40.7 stone - 570 pounds - from his high of 89.8 stone - 1,257 pounds - in far less time than doctors had anticipated.
"I'm going to throw a big party," he said from his home in Monterrey, where his mother and fiancée take care of him. "I'm getting out of my house and going for a walk."
Good for you, Manuel! Link