Sunday, July 22, 2007

Manuel Uribe's Obesity In Record Books Again, Likely Going For Biggest Weight Loss Ever Record In 2009

When you've been tagged with the distinction of being "The World's Heaviest Man," it's not something you go around wearing as a badge of honor. Identified in the Guinness Book of World Records as the most morbidly obese man walking the face of this planet last year was a gentleman from Monterrey, Mexico named Manuel Uribe.

But he's been doing something about his weight over the past year that may win him another Guinness record--for the largest-recorded WEIGHT LOSS in history!

For those who don't know about Uribe's story, he sent out a desperate cry for help in early 2006 for someone, ANYONE to help him get his weight under control. Weighing in at a "how-can-he-possibly-be-alive" weight of 1,235 pounds--yes, that would be OVER a HALF TON!!!--Uribe was ready to begin his ambitious quest to lose 1,000 pounds to get his life back.

He was helped by none other than one of the most brilliant nutritional minds of our generation, Dr. Barry Sears and the low-carb diet he created called The Zone. Uribe was excited about livin' la vida low-carb and started sharing his story with the entire world through his web site available in both Spanish and English. The media has LOVED covering this story!

The most remarkable and encouraging part of this story is that the LOW-CARB DIET IS WORKING--VERY, VERY WELL! :D

In just one year, Manuel Uribe has proven his critics wrong and has already shed over 400 pounds--well on his way to reaching that lofty weight loss goal that now looks to be more probable to happen than not. WOO HOO! You go, Manuel!

If you check out the 2008 issue of the Guinness Book of World Records, then you will see Uribe's infamous fat boy picture in it. But don't be surprised to see Uribe popping up in the 2009 edition as the man who actually lost more weight than anyone. Wouldn't that be a hoot to see the "World's Fattest Man" become the "World's Slimmingest Man?" HA!

His weight loss as of July 2007 stands at 440 pounds and Uribe is almost halfway to his goal weight. The Guinness editor says he will be very interested in observing his weight loss progress over the next year to include Manuel Uribe in his book again--this time for the weight loss distinction.

The entire world is watching this story unfold and it's exciting to see a man like this taking the principles of low-carb living and putting them into practice wiith almost unbelievable results! We're still cheering you on, Manuel! DON'T GIVE UP, buddy, JUST NEVER EVER GIVE UP!

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Blogger Kamran said...

I saw the special on him. Frankly, for him, the Zone diet is just too slow. The Zone diet is more for people who are just overweight or slightly obese. Manuel is "the fattest man alive", so his needs are much different. He needs a stricter form of Atkins to save his life, way in Ketogenic levels, possibly an induction-type phase until he lost 800 pounds. The Zone is just gonna take too damn long, and from what I remember in the special, Manuel's weight loss started slowing down significantly, even reaching a plateau at around 800 pounds.

7/23/2007 4:29 AM  
Blogger tigg said...

Manuel's weight gain was gradual and so should his weight loss be. It can be very harmful to the body's organs to lose weight too rapidly. Yes there will be plateaus but his activity can be adjusted to affect that.

11/26/2007 3:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I disagree with Kamran's suggestion on the Adkins diet, I had a friend who collapsed, due to his strict following of the diet. I don't know the details but he worked out a lot, while on the Adkins diet, and he became anemic or something. I am under the opinion that if you can gain that much weight naturally, then he should be able to loss it too. I hope he is eating less as well as following the diet.

1/02/2008 1:26 AM  

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