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He Was Bullied For Being Fat But Then He Transformed Into... Gosh!

He Was Bullied For Being Fat But Then He Transformed Into... Gosh!
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It is not uncommon for people to overeat whenever they feel stressed, but this does not mean that it is healthy. Being overweight can cause a lot of physical, emotional, and social problems. You get tired easily; you are prone to bullying, and you feel bad about yourself for being unable to control the urge to eat junk food.

However, there is always a hope for a better you. It will not happen fast, but perseverance will pay off in the long run. Just ask Austin.

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This is Austin Shiflett.

This is Austin Shiflett.

Austin is a 22-year-old guy from Virginia who was often bullied at school because he was obese. People kept teasing him as "fat boy" in school.

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He was really overweight back then.

He was really overweight back then.
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Austin kept gaining more pounds when he was young because he kept on consuming junk food and soft drinks. Worse, he ate more food due to the bullying he suffered.

Austin sometimes did not go to school.

Austin sometimes did not go to school.
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Sometimes, he skipped school to avoid the bullying. Thankfully, Austin Shiflett realized that he needed to change for the better.

This sudden realization was caused by the weighing scale.

This sudden realization was caused by the weighing scale.
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Austin decided to check his weight, and he was shocked to see that he weighed 324 pounds. He never believed he could be more than 300 pounds.

Austin went on a diet.

Austin went on a diet.
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Aside from doing the Atkins diet to control his food intake, Austin also started going to the gym. In just a year, he lost a whopping 166 pounds.

He has also become emotionally and mentally better.

He has also become emotionally and mentally better.
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Apart from being physically better, Austin now feels confident about himself, especially when it comes to having a love life.

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Even the bullies have started talking to him properly.

Even the bullies have started talking to him properly.
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Because of his great transformation, Austin gets asked by bullies to teach them about fitness.

Now, he wants to lose his excess skin.

Now, he wants to lose his excess skin.
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Even though Austin has lost a lot of weight, he still has about 10 pounds of excess skin that he wants to be removed soon. To achieve this, he made a GoFundMe page.

Austin has also been featured in a magazine.

Austin has also been featured in a magazine.
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Austin appeared in People magazine and he was also seen in the Good Morning America television show.

Austin wants to study sports medicine.

Austin wants to study sports medicine.
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He wants to help others in having a better lifestyle. He knows that change does not happen in a single night because gaining weight also does not happen in one day.

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