- Ely Roberts has gained 250 pounds as an adult.
- The 22-year-old lost 65 pounds by cutting out alcohol, cutting out sugar, exercising and preparing meals.
- Now he is healthier, happier and more self-confident.
Ely Roberts is part of the whole new generation. At the age of 22 he is an integral part of Generation Z. You know, these kids who have never known a world without Facebook or Uber, GrubHub and Seamless. This access to instant gratification enhanced Robert's sedentary lifestyle. As an adult, he exceeded 250 pounds. Roberts did not want to waste any more time being inactive, so he got up and moved ̵
"I was heavy for most of my life and mostly accepted it as my fate," said Roberts with Men's Health . "The biggest contributor to my weight gain was a lifestyle with foods and drinks that stimulate the entertainment centers in my brain."
According to Roberts, he ate what he considered an "American standard diet," which contained plenty of food that he knew was not good for him. But they made him feel good, so he still ate them. And he combined it with drinking because he liked to drink it.
"I did it almost every weekend and it even got into my weekdays," he said.
Although they felt good the moment Roberts knew it, he paid the price. And in the long run, he hated himself in return for what he had done to his body.
"I felt terrible when I was at the peak of my obesity at 250 pounds," he said. "My weight peaked at the age of 21. The new accessibility of alcohol only further embarrassed me."