A man who drank the right quarts of cola every day has shown how he has shed more than 350 pounds by avoiding the sugary drink and fast food, eating home grown vegetables and not exercising.
Morbidly obese Zach Moore, 39, of Florida, weighed an incredible 500 pounds in December 2013 when he was hit by food poisoning so severe that he thought he was going to die.
As it turned out, the terrible experience of losing 60 pounds in just a few days was just what Zach needed to change his life and body by shedding his unhealthy habits once and for all.
Unhealthy: The father of a Zach Moore, 39, was morbidly obese for years – weighing 500 pounds in 2013 when he was the most unhealthy
Transformed! Florian, a native of the United States, has revealed how he used a gastric bypass to lose an incredible 330 pounds and remove excess skin
Inspiration: Zach was initially motivated to get fit and healthy after suffering terrible food poisoning after eating a meal on the Panda Express – losing 60 pounds in a week
When he was the hardest, Zach's diet consisted almost entirely of fast food.
"I'd probably eat three or four Egg McMuffins with a two-liter bottle of Coca-Cola for breakfast," he admitted.
“I would probably drink three to four two-liter bottles a day.
“We had pizza for lunch. Going to Pizza Hut and getting a cake for me and one for the family was normal.
“Dinner would be something like French fries, hot dogs and hamburgers.
He vowed to change his eating habits after taking a particularly large meal to the hospital.
"I stopped and got Panda Express and a family dinner, and I ate a lot of orange chicken," he said.
“I got food poisoning and lost 60 pounds in a week.
& # 39; It was all vomiting and diarrhea. While I was in the hospital, I started to think I was going to die.
"I actually recorded a goodbye message to my son and wife. Then I committed and tried to lose weight.
"I knew that obesity kills. I didn't want my son to visit my tombstone. I didn't want my child to do it. I just wanted to be a better father.
Bad Habits: Before his food poisoning, Zach ate three fast food meals a day and drank eight liters of cola over it
Journey: After his stomach bypass in May 2014, Zach – pictured in early 2015 – maintained his weight loss and had decreased to 170 years by August 2015
The final step: months after his gastric bypass, Zach underwent surgery to remove his excess skin, which helped him finally reach the body he was working towards
"I couldn't teach him or play with him. It was terrible. & # 39;
Zach removed carbohydrates, beef and pork from his diet in early 2014 to lose enough weight to qualify for gastric bypass surgery.
At the time of his surgery in May 2014, he had dropped to 392 pounds, but despite his weight loss, the surgery was complicated.
"My surgery was supposed to take two hours, but it took seven," he said. "I lay flat on the table and was fatter than the doctor thought."
After the operation, his weight continued to drop.
"I lost 110 pounds in 100 days in the summer of 2014," he said. "By August 2015, I was £ 170."
Zach has managed to maintain this weight since gastric bypass, revealing how he has completely changed his diet to stay in shape without ever having to exercise or go to a gym.
He now runs a farm and grows his own vegetables, which means that he can ensure that he eats naturally and healthily.
"I lost my weight without training," he said. “I don't go to a gym and I don't live near a gym. I have lost my weight through diet.
"I understand nutrition now. If foods contain high fructose corn syrup, I won't touch it.
"If it has a lot of sugar, I don't touch it. I avoid soy, wheat and gluten. I make a mix of keto and paleo nutrition.
Go on! Since his gastric bypass, Zach, who is pictured with his son and wife, has maintained his weight loss thanks to a new diet – which shows that he never trained or went to the gym
Inspiration: A child's father said he had finally realized how dangerous his weight was when he got food poisoning – which he thought could kill him
Stay strong: “I knew obesity killed. I didn't want my son to visit my tombstone, ”he said
Zach was then operated on to remove his excess skin.
& # 39; That was terrible. I was under anesthesia for nine hours. I had 2,400 stitches, ”he recalled.
& # 39; You did a butt lift. They went up my sternum. They went into my armpits and reduced the breast size. & # 39;
He has now worked in agriculture and is trying to lead a self-sufficient lifestyle.
"I have over 100 chickens on my farm," he said.
“I also have ducks, guinea fowls and turkeys. I have had goats and horses. We are also starting to grow a huge garden.
“We grow beans, sprouts, tomatoes, really everything I like.
& # 39; My wife likes garlic and onions. She grows onions and potatoes. At the moment we are also growing green beans, celery and chickpeas.
"I miss sweets. I had a sweet tooth. When I smell fried food at the fair and stuff like that, the flavors are amazing, but I don't want food like I used to.
“When I was heavy, I didn't expect to live until I was 40, in six months.
He thanks his wife Amber for accompanying him because of his weight problems.
"I would have failed without her," he said. & # 39; I know that.
She drove me to every operation. Amber has always been there. It was my everything. & # 39;