Man pays tribute to his late father with dramatic weight loss

CHICAGO– This man who lost 285 pounds has gone viral on social media for his incredible weight loss transformation story.

Dustin Brown, who goes by @losetogain3 on TikTok, says he’s always struggled with weight. “I was always the overweight kid,” Dustin says. “I used food for comfort, for anxiety and depression as an escape.”

In 2004, Dustin lost his father but shortly before had made him a promise. “I told him I was going to make him proud and get my health back,” Dustin explains. Between 2006 and 2009, Dustin lost 250 pounds. “I used the pain of my father’s death as motivation for this,” Dustin adds. “But I didn’t do it in a sustainable way.” Over the next few years, he gained weight.

In 2017 Dustin started another weight loss journey. “I forgave myself for coming back to this position,” he explains.

Since then, Dustin has lost 285 pounds and is now sharing videos of his weight loss transformation on TikTok. “Weight loss is just a math equation,” Dustin said. “But mentally, that’s the real fight,” he adds.

He hopes his platform will create a community that inspires and uplifts others who are trying to make positive, healthy change in their own lives.


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