• Years of unhealthy eating habits and a sedentary lifestyle made David Hudson gain weight steadily, gaining nearly 490 pounds.
• After consulting with a nutritionist, Hudson cut off the alcohol and started eating healthier, resulting in a dramatic weight loss.
• Now that Hudson is over 200 pounds lighter, he works regularly and feels healthier and more confident than ever.
Few things in life will shake the average person more than learning that a close family member has cancer. David Hudson knows this reality all too well: in 2005, Hudson's mother received a terminal diagnosis of cancer. Shortly after the news he sank into a deep depression that only got worse after her death. As a result, Hudson turned to food as a crutch ̵
"I've accumulated my weight and struggled to get my work done," says 48-year-old Hudson, who works as a CCTV installer in England. "It was not until Hudson tried to go on vacation that he realized how bad things had got." I was on a flight to Turkey when I could not put on the seatbelt, "he says The attendant had to give me a strap extender for pregnant women, and I could not fit between the armrests, feeling so uncomfortable and being able to fly all the way barely breathe. "
After the trip, Hudson received more bad news from his doctor: his health was largely due to his poor diet and poor lifestyle." He said I would be dead before 50 if I did not do anything now. "Around the time Hudson was processing the news, but he was also a grandfather – and it was exactly the motivation he needed to finally make a change – he felt a deep desire to be there for his grandchildren.
Hudson began a trip to Slimming World – a UK-based weight-loss organization that helps people to learn the basics of a healthier diet. There, a nutritionist helped him set up the app MyFitnessPal to schedule his meals so he could stay in a healthy calorie range and track his macros including fat, protein and carbohydrates. Hudson also cut off any alcohol took out takeaway food and pre-packaged meals and went on to make weekly weighs with a Slimming World consultant.
Next, Hudson entered his local gym – he knew that diet and exercise should go hand in hand, and started with a simple exercise routine. Within weeks, Hudson noted dramatic improvements in his physical and mental health. "I felt very comfortable and realized that I have much more energy," he says.