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This Man Lost 60 Pounds, Built Muscle, and Started Feeling Better Than Ever

Man 60 Pound Weight Loss © Photograph by Facebook.com/Michael Joffa Jeffries Man 60 Pound Weight Loss For years, Australian man Michael Jeffries was a single, hard-drinking metal head struggling with depression and a lack of self-esteem. 

However, after he took a hard look in the mirror, he realized that he wanted to make some major changes to his life. UNILAD caught up with Jeffries, who has been documenting his transformation on Facebook, to learn more about how this guy managed to quit drinking, lose weight, and feel better than ever.

“I was sick of the fat jokes and it got to a point where I thought enough was enough I decided I needed to make a change, and I haven’t looked back since!” he told them.

His changes included working with a personal trainer to create an eating plan and a heavy resistance training program. Over the course of four years, Jeffries dropped 60 pounds, bringing his weight from 235 lbs to a much healthier 176 lbs. However, with that dramatic weight loss came an unforeseen consequence.

“After losing the weight I still had the skin sagging down below my waist line, which made it hard for me to see how much progress I’ve really made!” he revealed. “I would have people say to me, ‘Oh, wow, you’ve done so well. You must have so much confidence now.” But the truth was I didn’t!”

So, to deal with the excess skin, Jeffries flew to Thailand for a tummy tuck surgery. He can’t recommend the experience enough.

“If someone has had a big weight loss journey like me and was left with loose skin and it made them unhappy,” he said, “I would 100% suggest to them to look into getting a tummy tuck.”

The next step? Michael is now determined to get back to the gym and become a professional bodybuilder.

“For now I’m going to keep slowly building my way back in the gym” he said. “Once I’m back to 100 percent, I’ll look to train hard and build up as much muscle as I can and look to compete within the next year or two.”

Karl Kay: <p>It was a type 2 <a href="http://www.menshealth.com/tags/diabetes">diabetes</a> diagnosis in November 2011 that prompted Karl Kay to make a change.</p><p>At the time, Kay, a print and design manager in Lincoln, England, was nearing his 50th birthday. His weight hovered around 240 pounds.</p><p>Not thrilled about facing a life of insulin injections and an elevated risk for <a href="http://www.menshealth.com/health/real-heart-attack-stories">heart attack</a>, stroke, and other health problems, Kay took action.</p><p>He had read about a study that found that people could reverse their diabetes by going on a low calorie, low-carb diet, and he decided to do the same. That study has been backed up with newer research. For the full story on how losing weight can reverse diabetes, read <a href="http://www.menshealth.com/health/how-to-cure-diabetes">How to Cure Diabetes</a>.</p><p>Kay started his ultra-low-carb diet in December, and dropped 30 pounds by late January. Over the next year, he lost another 20 and started strength training.</p><p>By February 2012, his blood sugar levels were normal—and have stayed that way ever since.</p><p>Now 52, Kay is fitter than ever, back to playing sports competitively, and has reclaimed the beach body he had at 25.</p> 9 Jaw-Dropping Weight-Loss Transformations You Have to See to Believe

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