The World's Fattest Boy Can Finally Get Out Of Bed After He Lost A Whopping 168 Pounds
Missy aka Tizzy
On 25th January 2018
Being the world's best or worst at anything can be a pretty amazing feat. With seven billion people in the world, making any list like that is truly incredible. However, what if you were the fattest boy in the world and could not move around because of it? It is really nothing to be proud of.
Making A Change
Arya Permana situation had gotten really bad. It was so bad that his parents had no choice. They needed to take action. Thankfully, their efforts have made a real difference.
He was once the world's fattest boy who weighed 420 pounds at just ten years old. Since gaining that label, he has lost a ton of weight. His primary motivation was that he wanted to be able to do things that other boys his age do, play with his friends.
The young boy from Indonesia lost 168 pounds when it became clear he would be bedridden for the rest of his life if changes were not made right away. Because of his size, he could not walk or play. Now, he can finally play badminton again.
Too Big For clothes
There was a point in time that Arya was just packing on the pounds. It was so severe that his family was not able to find him clothes that were big enough to fit his extra large frame. The only clothes that would fit his size was an oversized sarong.
Too Big For School
The boy was so big that he could not even go to school. A simple thing like walking to class was too much for him to do. All Arya was able to do was play games on his cell phone while sitting in a kiddie pool in order to keep himself cooled down.
His parents were at a loss about how to handle this terrible situation. They felt that the situation was all their fault since they are his parents and they were responsible for his dangerously fragile health. They finally decided to put him on a very strict diet to help him lose some weight.
The first thing his parents did was go see a dietician to create an effective eating plan for their son. The dietician informed his parents that Arya was lacking vitamins and needed more fresh fruit and vegetables in his diet. After following this advice and after undergoing a necessary medical procedure, Arya now weighs 226 pounds and loses more weight every day.
Now Arya can walk to school and does not have to be confined to his bed all day. He loves to play badminton and football with his friends. He also runs over a mile a day. His parents are incredibly happy with their son's transformation. All they ever wanted was for him to be able to live an ordinary life, and he is now on his way there.
A Healthy Life
"We are very happy to see him leading a healthy life. He is very active and in good health," his mother said. "His sleep is sound and there is no more worry of respiratory problems. He can also walk and play without complaining of shortness of breath."
Arya's impressive transformation is not just due to diet and exercise. His situation was so critical he had to have bariatric surgery which helped him lose 42 pounds in just three weeks. His parents are also prepared for Arya to have a second surgery if he does not lose any additional weight. "He cannot eat a lot after the surgery. He can only eat four tablespoons of rice and drinks diet milk. If he eats extra, he throws up," Ade, the boy’s father said.
What Arya has gone through at such a young age is astounding. Yes, he had surgery to help him lose some weight, but he has a lot of work to do on his own to continue to lose weight. It is not easy no matter which route a person takes to lose weight. We wish him the best of luck in his continued weight loss.