Australia’s Heaviest Man Loses 200kg

Known as Australia’s heaviest man, Andre Nasr revealed he has lost an astonishing 200 kilograms in the year since he was hospitalized and on the brink of death due to his weight.

Weighing in at 470 kilograms, Nasr was consuming a staggering 12,000 kilograms a day — six times the recommended calorie intake of an average Australian.

He had grown to become so large that a wall had to be removed from his home in order for health workers to reach him and move him to a hospital where he joined a specialist treatment program.

Nasr revealed in an interview with Sunday Night that he has cut ties with his parents, a decision he claimed to be necessary for his recovery.

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“They are out of my life, he said. “If I was to pick up the phone and call them I know they would still come with food, so the fact that they are not in my life means that temptation isn’t there.”

His mother, Marie, had apparently been bringing him food, delivering it through the bedroom window, even when Nasr was already too fat and too big to move on his own.

“If he wanted it I’d find a way to get it to him,” she said.

While he previously took the blame for his weight, Nasr now acknowledges his parents — who mean well — only contributed to the problem.

“People have a funny way of showing love sometimes,” he added.

Andre Nasr

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Nasr has struggled with food his entire life. Clinically obese by the age of 3, he was 200 kilograms by the time he was 18.

At age 35, Nasr was pretty much knocking on death’s door. He had reached a critical state, suffering from pneumonia and infected skin ulcers between his folds of fat.

Dr. Nic Kormas, a specialist in the field of obesity who works at Sydney’s Concord hospital, stated that there are as many as 1000 Australians trapped in their homes due to obesity.

In 2014, Nasr wrote to him, seeking help.

“I am not ready to die at 35 years,” he wrote in his letter. “I’m easily 400 kilograms if not more and I have been trapped in my house for at least the past two to three years. Please help me Dr. Kormas I am begging you.”

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Kormas’ first goal was to get Nasr to stand again. Following almost 10 months in the hospital, Nasr’s weight dropped to below 300kg and he could finally walk.

Nasr has now been transferred to a home built for extremely obese tenants. It features wide hallways and a large bathroom but a regular-sized kitchen. He has stated that he aims to lower his weight to 118 kilograms — for a total weight loss of 350 kilograms — believing 118 “is the magic number.”

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