Losing weight is hard. Everyone struggles with weight loss and diet in some ways. Even some of the fittest and functioning people out there used to be a little laxer and had the gut to prove it.
With the widespread distributions of sugar in most everyday foods and considerably more sedentary lifestyles growing popular, it’s not hard to see how many people can pack on weight.
There are also medical conditions that make weight hard to lose for some people. Some people try to live with it, bear it and just be themselves regardless of their weight.
But, then, there are some people like Jon Brower. Jon Brower was the heaviest human being on Earth in history at one point.
Due to several conditions he had, he once weighed over 1,000 pounds, and despite his early death, he was able to live primarily everyday life as the world’s heaviest man.
10 /10 Big Kid
Jon didn’t become the heaviest human overnight. He was born in September of 1941 in Washington state. By the time he was 12, he had weighed 294 pounds and was about 5 feet, 7 inches tall.
So he wasn’t just a sphere of fat with a human face in the middle. Compared to certain morbid obesity cases that have happened since he had a better frame than some who suffer the same conditions.
9 /10 What You Eat
Jon had generalized edema, a condition in which the body accumulates more fluid than it should. A lot of his weight had to do with that condition.
Unfortunately, not much else is known about his youth. He didn’t report having an extreme diet, but the way he grew indicated that he must have been eating poorly throughout his life to reach such a state.
In his 20s, he was already more than 500 pounds and stopped growing at six foot one inch.