We all like to indulge ourselves in a few edible treats now and then, but some people take it to the extreme! Let’s have a look at the world’s fattest man in 2012, but also a top of some of the fattest people in the world, who held the record before Keith Martin came to tip the scales.www.VyperLook.com" />
Right now, the world’s fattest man is named Keith Martin and he weighs 812 pounds (58-stone). How did he go from being a normal, thin person to the fattest man in the world? Let’s find out.
Keith Martin is about to be a record holder, without even having to lift a finger. The 42-year-old man from London would rather he didn’t have this “honor” of being the the fattest person on the planet, but sadly his weight has reached an astonishing 812 pounds. What did he do to end-up like this? Well the answer is very easy: he ate… a lot, and then ate some more.
A typical day for Keith involves laying in bed (due to his approximately 6 feet frame, he can’t get out of bed), and eating a lot. And by a lot we mean: eight hot dogs for breakfast, a variety of chocolate bars, cakes and biscuits for lunch, and 16 sausages plus a large bag of chips for dinner (wow, that salad I skipped at lunch seems really appealing now).
But Keith wasn’t always like this. When he was young he had a normal figure. His problems started when he was 16 years old. That’s the time his mother died, and since then, he hasn’t card about how he looks.
“My mother died when I was 16 and I didn’t care about anything after that and I couldn’t care less about what happened to me – I ate anything and everything” - said Keith in a recent interview.
But, as you can imagine, there’s more than just one downside to being the world’s fattest man, not only is he a burden for his two sisters, with whom he shares the house, but also for the British state. Caring for Keith Martin requires 18 caretakers which help him stay alive. daily, he is tended by seven carers who help keep him clean. They work in shifts, while washing and cleaning the humongous body. Additionally, two nurses come by every two days and tend to Keith’s bed sores, and help prevent them from getting infected.
Luckily, Keith has seen the light at the end of the tunnel, and took the news that as of 2012, he is the fattest man in the world, as a wake-up call which determined him to start turning his life around and try to regain his normal figure. He has reduced his diet to just four slices of bread, occasionally topped with spam or a can of mini-hotdogs, and one ready meal a day. In order for him to get a gastric bypass, doctors required that he slims down to half his actual size. Hopefully he’ll shake this record, and pretty soon, it will all be just a bad memory.
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