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LIVERMORE (CBS 5) — A 700-pound Livermore man’s plea for help to lose weight has become a viral sensation on YouTube in less than 24 hours.
Robert Gibbs, who turned 23 on Friday, said he is a prisoner in his own body.
“I spend most of my days right here, watching TV.” Gibbs said from his couch. “I have to slide forward to get off this couch. I’m just trapped, and there’s no way out.”
He is on disability and may suffer from depression. To save money and feed his food addiction, Gibbs often eats fast food.
Originally posted by ManFromEurope
I really have to ask this: Is fast-food, as mentioned in the linked article, really as cheap as that an unemployed person could eat TONS of that stuff to get SO FAT?!
Sorry, in Germany the price for fast-food alone is high enough to keep me from eating there. It's a "luxury", of course not for the offered meals but for the price..
Originally posted by Unity_99
reply to post by hawkiye
In fact, you have to eat well. Not diet, or starve. You have to change the food substance to live organic and real vitamins, some times you have eliminate wheat, or certain items, that are reacting poorly. Dieting creates a change in metabolism for the body goes into survival mode and clings to food, so that you gain it back and more.
Most people just gain it back because their bodies now require less calories.