When you scroll through his Instagram, you could easily mistake Marc Madilson for a professional athlete. His feed is filled with pictures of his sculpted physique, tough workouts, and vibrant meals – but just six years ago, the 34-year-old personal trainer from Toronto, Canada was about as far away from that as you can get.
As he approached his late 20s, Madilson became less active as he focused more on the comforts of his relationship, rather than playing sports with his friends. He knew that he was slowly gaining weight, but did his best to brush it off. Even as the scale tipped to 120kg, he justified the number, since everyone else around him seemed to be out of shape, too.
But he was still having a hard time ignoring the nagging signs. For one, his clothes just didn’t fit right anymore. Plus, two of his family members had passed away due to weight-related diseases, like diabetes and heart disease.
Still, Madilson couldn’t seem to put down the late-night chicken wings, the greasy burgers, or the multiple donuts a day. That was until a friend