In an era where celebrities regularly boast on social media about losing two pounds, a man who loses 270 pounds is earning both admiration and a few jeers. Meet Matt Diaz, who has now shed so much excess fat that he bravely and boldly stripped down to reveal his need for skin surgery in a plea for funding help as well as positive body image, reported the Huffington Post.
And Diaz has several messages to share, including his desire to be honest about how he lost the weight. Matt emphasizes that he isn't trying to sell his rapidly growing group of fans and friends any diet pills or fitness "miracles." Instead, Diaz is candid in confessing how and why he won his weight loss war, and why he now wants help so much that he's willing to endure potential embarrassment by stripping down to reveal the impossible-to-banish signs that he once weighed 495 pounds.
At 22, Matt feels that he has his life ahead of him. But as he revealed in his video, he feels that he can't achieve everything he desires because of his excess skin.
"I lost 270 pounds in the last six years. When I was 16 years old, I weighed about 495 pounds at my heaviest weight. I'm a big advocate for body positivity, but I've never shown what my excess skin really looks like... I've never done this before ever, and I'm really, really scared."