Former New York Yankee and future Mr. Jennifer Lopez Alex Rodriguez shared on his YouTube channel that he went on a major diet to fit into a size 44 Versace tux — he usually wears a 48 — so he “wouldn’t look fat” at the 2019 Met Gala. The video opens with Rodriquez three days before the gala, sharing an image of fianceé Jennifer Lopez‘s gown and noting that it has pink in it and he will be choosing between a pink or black tux by designer Versace. Rodriguez shared his intense pre-party routine from the day of the gala, which involved yoga classes and stair-running in a sweat suit, all while only consuming water. He says he needs to lose exactly 6.5 pounds by the end of the day.
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At his heaviest, Dustin Hall weighed 534 pounds and realized that his weight was robbing him of the life he wanted to live.
After suffering heart palpitations and being diagnosed as pre-diabetic at 25, Mike Castaneda was motivated to take control of his health. He has lost 331 pounds.
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Rebecca Nicholson decided to lose weight after becoming a nurse. "How could I preach exercise and healthy eating, while I was eating myself into an early grave?" she says.
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Evrim Sölemez struggled with her weight growing up, but after she broke down crying while trying to find a dress that would fit her for a friend's birthday party, she decided to do something about it.
Michael Bayerle shares he was "shocked" when the scale read 355 pounds. "I knew something had to change," he says.
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Johanna Halosz and her husband excitedly poured through photos after their dream vacation in Hawaii, but Halosz became so upset over how she looked. "I remember crying when I saw the pictures," she says.
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Nate Merdell's back, knees and ankles were in constant pain because of the excess weight he was carrying. "And the only medication that was going to work was diet and exercise," he says.