In August 2018, Daniel White's dad had a near-fatal heart attack. The health anxiety was also a wake-up call for White himself, who weighed over 300 pounds. White decided not to continue his family history of heart disease and started a weight loss mission – and lost 82 pounds within six months. And the soon 35-year-old is still working. This is his story.
Prior to his weight loss transformation, White ate a lot of fast food and tried to keep up with his kids.
"I have two small children, and my wife often works nights and weekends, where I was responsible for dinner, which meant fast food ̵
"When I had the two small children, I did not go to the gym and it was always too difficult to ride a bike with them.
His "light bulb moment" for losing weight occurred in the intensive care unit of the hospital.
"My father had a serious heart attack and he really scared me. I thought it could easily happen to me if I did not change . My two grandfathers died of a heart attack, and my father nearly died of a heart attack, and I did not want to continue my family history with heart disease. When I came home from the hospital after my father's release, I went to my family doctor, wanted to have a complete body doctor and wanted to have my blood test checked. The doctor told me I had high cholesterol and sat on a statin. The doctor also told me that I had to bring my weight below 225 because I was morbidly obese. "