Rapid Weight Loss Success Stories

Written By: Todd Kuslikis
September 27, 2011

As evidenced by 11 million searches a month on Google, “weight loss” is an issue that touches the lives of many people. With so many people struggling with their weight having hope that there is a solution can sometimes seem unfathomable. Rapid weight loss has occured for some people. Although it is not the recommended way to lose weight, for some people that are morbidly obese, may be effective.

These rapid weight loss transformations will inspire and melt your heart. Some are well known. Others are not. But all of them will surprise you at the determination and fortitude of those involved.

Rapid Weight Loss Transformations

David Smith’s Weight Loss-  from 650 to 230

At his heaviest, David Smith weighed in at 650 lbs. After meeting his trainer, Chris Powell, and through much blood, sweat, and tears he has lost over 400 lbs. Check out this video to learn more.


Manuel Uribe Weight Loss – from 1,320 to 592

Manuel is an example of one of the most extreme weight losses in history. After reaching his top weight of 1,320 lbs, Manuel lost 592 lbs by 2008.


Nancy Makin Weight Loss – from 703 to 173

In 2000, Makin weighed in at 703 lbs. Due to her increased confidence of being able to socialize on the internet, Nancy made a decision to change her life and work toward losing the weight. Watch her story here.


Rosalie Bradford Weight Loss- from 1,199 to 300

Rosalie holds the Guinness Book of World Records as the most weight lost by a woman. In 1987 she weighed 1,199 lbs. A friend that was concerned for her called Richard Simmons and Richard called Rosalie to talk to her. He said, “God doesn’t make junk and you are worth the effort.”


Michael Hebranko Weight Loss – from 910 to 200

Michael was known to be among the heaviest people in the world. He weighed 910 lbs but in 19 months dropped to 200 lbs due to dieting and weight loss icon Richard Simmons. See his story here.

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