Before his weight loss journey, Brendan Romele can’t remember the last time he was within a healthy size range.
He was always the “bigger” kid in class and reached a whopping 20st in weight during his twenties.
Then one day, Brendan decided it was time for a change and started his transformation by investing in a good scale, the Fitbit Aria 2.
The product synced up wirelessly with his daily fitness tracker – allowing him to monitor his progress without manually entering it into the device’s app.
He told Men’s Health : “My mum suffered from heart failure at an early age that almost cost her life and my grandfather had diabetes.
“I began to track my weight and body fat percentage. When I started I was 285 pounds (20st 3lbs) with 37% body fat, which is in the obese range.”
Brendan then tracked his steps by using a Fitbit Versa, where he made sure he hit a whopping 10,000 steps a day.
He quickly realised that fitting in physical activity didn’t have to mean countless hours in the gym.
Brendan also began to take advantage of Fitbit’s coaching program, which helped to motivate him with guided workouts.
His next step was to focus on his nutrition and started tracking his food by cooking for himself.
Four weeks into his routine, Brendan, who gorged around 4,000 calories a day before his journey, had already dropped 20lbs with his new routine.
Brendan found that losing weight eased his back pain and increased his lung capacity, which is when he started adding running into his routine.
He concluded: “A lot of friends and co-workers have told me how they have been inspired by my journey and helped them to lead a healthier life.
“I feel better, mentally and physically. I’ve noticed I have more energy compared to when I started.”