Jared Barger traveled 40-50 km daily. Even in the rain.
Often times, people who are highly obese do not see any other way to lose weight other than through surgery. It can be both liposuction and stomach reduction surgery. In fact, you can fight obesity with physical activity and proper diet. The story of 33-year-old Jared Barger from Southern California is proof of this.
Before losing weight
Jared was a full child from childhood and did not like sports. As an adult, he became a drummer. Together with a musical group, he often toured the United States. This lifestyle contributed to the rapid weight gain - the musician drank a lot of alcohol while traveling and did not follow what he eats.
“Basically, I did everything to gain weight,” says the American. Plus, he had thyroid problems that he didn't ignore. Excess weight led to the fact that Jared began to feel unwell and only then decided to see a doctor.
"If I want to live, I must be healthy."
In the doctor's office, Jared got on the scales - they showed a weight of 301 kg. Before contacting specialists, he did not even suspect that he weighs so much, because most home scales do not show numbers over 160 kg. The man was shocked.
“If I want to live, I must become healthy,” he thought at that moment. The doctor said that in this case, obesity can only be dealt with through surgery. But Jared was determined to deal with the disease on his own.
After a visit to the doctor, the musician began to monitor the diet. He went on a strict low-carb diet and started counting calories. In addition, I decided to control the state of the thyroid gland. Jared has given up artificial sweeteners and sugar.
“We fill our body with what it doesn't need,” he realized at that moment. With the help of a strict diet, which the American followed thanks to willpower, he lost the first 136 kg.
By that time, Barger had not ridden a bicycle since childhood. When he was visiting a friend in Colorado, he decided to rent an "iron horse".
“It was amazing. I felt more free than ever when I drove around the neighborhood alone,”admits Jared. He began to use his new favorite hobby to lose weight. The man traveled 40-50 km daily. He made no exceptions for a single day, even if it rained.
The American admits that he even became addicted to cycling. By combining cycling and proper nutrition, he was able to lose weight up to 93 kg.
Defeating obesity improved Jared's life. “Losing 208 kg has improved and simplified my drumming. Now I can play much faster than before,”says the musician. He also has a basketball player cousin. Before, the American was always fatter and slower than his brother. Now the opposite is true. Jared looks thin and fast in comparison. Most likely, in the future, the man will have surgery to remove excess skin, but he is determined to stay healthy and keep fit.