This Guy Lost 240 Pounds And Became A Personal Trainer

Weight loss transformations are always inspiring and entertaining to read. The after results is like seeing a totally different person. It’s amazing and it makes you want to make that much-needed change too.


Change is not everybody’s cup of tea. But whether we like it or not, change will eventually come. Just like this guy’s story. It took a hospital trip for him to realize the value of his health and life. Once he realized that, his life turned around for the better. Read on to see his amazing transformation.

10. Fast Food Addict

Luis Trigo, a 30-year old Atlanta native is a self-confessed fast food addict. He confessed that he ate fast food all the time and constantly chowed down sugary products to keep his energy up. His unhealthy approach to food eventually became unmaintainable and unfortunately affected his career and personal life.

9. Fast Food Every day

Luis Trigo shared, “I would eat McDonald’s for breakfast, two double cheeseburgers for lunch then a pepperoni pizza for dinner. And I needed to constantly put sugar in my system to stay alert so I would drink a large coke or a Venti Frappuccino with my meal. Eventually, I had to quit my job due to my massive size because it causing mood swings and anxiety attacks.” Fast food may be a quick way to get a meal but it will hurt your health in the long run.

8. Weight Shaming

Luis says his weight put so much strain on his body that he was tired all the time. Another factor which added to his decision to leave his former job. As if his weight and health struggles weren’t enough, he received many mean and rude comments that greatly depressed his self-esteem.

“I received mean comments on a daily basis, people would call me a ‘nobody’ and ask ‘How do you even sit on planes with your size?’  It was very hurtful. I became so large that I was forced to quit my job because I was too tired to even stand.”

7. The Wake-Up Call

Sadly losing his job caused Luis’ weight to balloon even more as he became even more inactive and continued his fast food based diet. In his own words, unemployment caused him to “pile on the weight within a matter of months.” As difficult as this was, it was not rock bottom. Luis’ wake-up call came in form of a sudden trip to the hospital.

“When I was rushed to emergency care weighing 400lbs, it was a turning point for me. Going to the hospital was a huge wake-up call for me. I realized I could be dead soon if I didn’t make some changes to my life. I realized that I could either die right there and then or I could make something of my life and finally conquer the demons. I decided to lose weight right after the heart monitor was taken off of me.”