Sharing before and after images to Reddit, the man, writing under the username ‘Stoopjo’, explained how he shed the weight in one year.
Revealing he was 21 and 5’11”, Stoopjo shared his incredible transformation.
Commenters quickly asked him how he did it, and he explained: “Found out my metabolic rate, cut my calories lower than that and then supplemented with working out everyday and cardio sprinkled in.”
But there was a particular diet plan the man employed to help him lose the 61lbs (four stone three pounds).
He continued: “Also intermittent fasting played a big role. It was easy to treat myself that way but most of the time I just focused on getting enough protein, roughly 129 grams.
“When you fast like that your body goes after fat in a different way and tightens everything up.
“Normal dieting is like taking s*** out of bag, you are still left with the same bag but intermittent fasting shrinks the bag (your body).”
One commenter questioned him on how he shrunk his “moobs”, and Stoopjo again said intermittent fasting helped with this, as well as genetics.
Despite his impressive progress, Stoopjo revealed he had hoped to have abs after one year, but he was happy enough with his progress and would continue until he got the muscles he desired.
Stoopjo is not the only person to share the diet and fitness plan he used to shed belly fat – and one woman explained she followed the keto diet to get her dream body.
Sharing her story to Reddit, poster ‘cfabriziostanton’ explained she lost 50lbs (three stone five pounds) in just four months.
The mum-of-three revealed she still has another “10-20lbs of fat loss” to go before she is finished.
Her images garnered lots of comments on the social media site, with most asking her how she did it.
Responding to one commenter, cfabriziostanton said: “I follow a ketogenic diet. I feel like it has a bad reputation but it doesn’t need to be super greasy and fat laden for most who are trying to lose weight.
“Once my body switched to using fat as fuel I had TON of excess fat already attached to my body to fuel it.
“I eat protein of all kinds (fish, meat, eggs) fat (avocados and cheese mainly) and low-carb veggies (broccoli, asparagus, cabbage, lettuce, spinach and zucchini) but my portion sizes are significantly smaller since being in ketosis- because my appetite is suppressed and my thinking of what “normal” is has been completely rewired.