The ‘world’s fattest boy’ is now unrecognisable after insane weight loss

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A teenager who once used to be the “world’s fattest boy” is unrecognisable after undergoing a dramatic transformation.

Arya Permana from Indonesia once weighed 190kg at age nine, and was so big that he had to be washed outside in a specially-built pool.

But he now weighs about 87kg, less than half of what he weighed at his heaviest, after undergoing a huge lifestyle overhaul, The Sun reports.

Arya reportedly used to eat five meals a day, enough to feed two people, and his diet included rice, fish, meat, vegetable soup, and a traditional soy patty.

His parents said his appetite started to get out of control in 2014, shortly after he turned eight.

Within two years, he gained 70kg in weight, earning him the nickname “the world’s fattest child”.

After a point, Arya struggled to walk alone without support, and could not stand up for more than a few minutes without getting out of breath.

Things got so bad that he could not even eat on his own and needed someone else to feed him.

A special pool was built outside his house in Indonesia just so he could take a bath since he struggled to fit inside a regular shower.

However, things have since changed for the young boy after he took on the challenge to transform himself.

He embarked on an intense diet plan and was whipped into shape by celebrity personal trainer and bodybuilder Ade Rai.

“I only support him. He likes sports. When he was still very fat he liked soccer,” the fitness coach told Jakarta Post.

“The kind of support that I can give him is to share with his parents about the importance of keeping to a good diet and their motivation to support Arya.

“Arya is now a symbol of hope. People now say: ‘Even Arya can lose weight, so why can’t I?’”

As well as exercise and a new diet, Arya also underwent bariatric surgery to reduce the size of his stomach and curb his vast appetite.

Arya, now 13, weighs around 87kg – less than half of what he weighed at his heaviest.

His father Ade Somantri said medical treatment, diet, and strict exercise routines had helped transform his son.

He’s also undergone surgery to remove excess skin.

Indonesian MP Dedi Mulyadi, who first met Arya back in 2016 when he went viral for his size, shared pictures of the transformation on his social media.

Dedi wrote: “On July 12, 2016, I once visited Arya Permana who is receiving medical treatment at Hasan Sadikin Hospital, Bandung.

“Arya weighed 420 pounds 190kg at that time. Now that I read through the media, it turns out Arya’s body has returned to normal like children in general.

“The kid looks handsome in glasses and turns out he’s handsome too. Keep healthy Son, a bright future awaits you. Happy Sunday to all kind netizens wherever you are.”

This article originally appeared on The Sun and was reproduced with permission

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