The New Record for The Fattest Man In The World Is at 812 Pounds
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.
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.
Have a look at the video below to see Keith Martin’s story:
And now, let’s have a look at a top of some of the fattest people on the planet, before Keith grabbed their record.
Believe it or not, there have been people heavier than Keith Martin.
1. Jon Brower Minnoch
Jon Brower Minnoch, born in 1941 was the heaviest man ever recorded with an astounding 1400 pounds (634 kg, 100 stone), but these numbers are only an approximation, because due to his bad health and huge size, he could not me weighted on a real scale. Sadly, on September 10th, 1983 th man died due to the numerous complications of his size.
2. Manuel Uribe:
Manuel Uribe was born in 1965 and his morbid obesity got him weighing 597 kg (1,320 lbs) until he decided to turn his life around and lose the extra weight. Luckily, he has been on a diet and he has lost 100 pounds, and he’s still going.
Have a look at a video of him below:
3. Carol Ann Yage
Carol Ann Yage is known as the fattest woman in the EVER, and since her death in 1994, the record still stands. She weighed 1200 lbs (544 kg), and she is also known for the fact that she lost the most amount of weight in a short period of time: 521 lbs. in three months.
Be careful what you eat guys and gals, your health is a steak!
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