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Three years ago, 31-year-old Pasquale “Pat” Brocco weighed more than 600 pounds and commanded a hulking figure. Today, he’s under 300 pounds and feels a lot healthier and thinner.

Back then, his doctor told him his health outlook was dire and he needed gastric bypass surgery. “Basically, I was told I was on my deathbed. High Blood Pressure, diabetes, high cholesterol—anything you can name I probably had,” Brocco said, according to WAGA.

That’s when he took it upon himself to work hard for every meal he had. Brocco began taking two-mile round-trip treks to his local Walmart store every time he was hungry. And, he waited until he returned home to cook and eat.

“When the next meal came, I’d do it again…three or four times a day,” he said. “It’s amazing. I never walked six miles in my life, and [now] I was doing it every day,” he told ABC News.

He also changed his diet, removing dairy and other foods he found were contributing to his hefty frame and health issues.

Before, he ate a whopping amount of food every day, including 100 chicken nuggets, an entire bag of peanut butter cups, a foot-long hoagie and a box of cereal.

These days, he prefers drinking plenty of water, while eating healthier items like oatmeal, 20 egg whites a day and lean bison meat.

He also hopes his story will encourage others to live healthier lives: “I figured if I came from where I was, to [now], it’ll be just an amazing story for everyone to get motivated.”

What do you think of Pat’s transformation? Let us know in the comments.


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