Rob Gillett has received a lot of attention after undergoing 29 stone of weight loss following cognitive behavioral therapy and psychotherapy as part of the regimen, as well as an extremely low-calorie diet. Compared to his before and after pictures, he now looks completely different in 2023.
Rob Gillett previously received a lot of attention for entirely changing his overweight appearance. Meanwhile, many people now regard him as an influencer because he gave them hope that they could do something to keep fit and healthy. So, if you are curious to learn more about his transformation and wonder how he underwent such massive weight loss, we are here to help.
Rob Gillett’s Weight Loss: A Morbidly Obese Guy Called "the Human Doughnut" Shed 29 Stone, Thanks to a Low-Calorie Diet and Counseling!
Compared to Rob Gillett's (@RobGillettwelsh) before and after pictures, he looks completely different in 2023 with his lean body transformation. Of course, his weight loss journey has now influenced many people over the world. However, his outrageous result did not come in a short period of time. His achievement has taken a lot of hard work, dedication along with sacrifices.
Rob Gillett before and after weight loss.
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Previously, Rob Gillett made headlines in March 2012 when he weighed 41st 10lbs and appeared on Channel 4's show Supersize vs. Superskinny. His BMI was an astonishing 104 at barely 25 years old and 5ft 3ins - the healthy range was between 18 and 25. And when Doctors became increasingly concerned about his health, he later transformed his life by reducing 70% of his body weight in just 17 months. At that time, he slimmed down to a healthy 12st 9lbs.
Rob Gillett chose Supersize vs. Superskinny as his first attempt to lose weight. He said: "I wanted to do Supersize as I thought that it could help me deal with my weight, however, I just felt humiliated at the media headlines. The attention I got from the show was just horrendous at times too. Somebody sent me a big box of Krispy Kreme doughnuts and put jagged pieces of metal in them... I know that I was the person putting food into my mouth, but the reality is that food was not the issue - I was battling with underlying, deep-seated problems and I was using food to dull the pain."
Rob Gillett began gaining weight at the age of 8 as a result of childhood trauma. By his early twenties, he was consuming 7,000 calories per day and was addicted to fizzy drinks and cake. He used to eat two slices of toast with poached eggs for breakfast, along with a cup of tea and a glass of orange juice.
For lunch, he'd have a morning baguette, a bag of crisps, biscuits, an apple, and 500ml of Coke. He'd have chicken curry with rice and chips for dinner, washed down with 500ml of Coke. Later, he gained roughly 2 stone per year during his adolescence and experienced a mini-stroke when he was only 17 years old. He also had severe sleep apnea, which meant that even breathing machines couldn't always keep him breathing regularly.
Rob Gillett's latest appearance.
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Rob Gillett was nearly housebound at his heaviest, and he couldn't drive because his stomach got in the way. He had to take a taxi to the bus stop and was given a bucket when flying because he couldn't use the restroom. He also lost virtually all of his teeth due to gum disease. After struggling to sustain his weight loss after taking part in ‘Supersize vs. Superskinny’, he joined LighterLife. At the time, he said,
I knew I had to do something about my weight, and had seen people like Pauline Quirke lose weight on LighterLife and thought it could work for me. I had tried so many diets in the past that I was sceptical it could work, but it was like a light bulb came on for me when I went to my first session. For the first time I was on a weight loss programme that tackled the emotional issues of eating, and it allowed me to see why I was basically eating myself to death.
Later, Mr. Gillett also underwent cognitive behavioral therapy and psychotherapy as part of the regimen, as well as an extremely low-calorie diet. The youth worker said:
I was named The Human Doughnut because of my shape and size. My addiction was mostly for sweet stuff, like chocolate, biscuits and cakes - and I quite liked a pie, once in a while. I didn't like what I see in the mirror but when I saw food I just want to eat it. And eat, eat, eat. But I am no longer that person. I feel brilliant. I'm down at the gym at 5am and I exercise five days a week. Its changed my life - I am raring to go. Sometimes people think I've had gastric surgery, but I'm so proud I've done it all myself. The challenges I've faced have made me stronger.