A 36-year-old man, from Gillingham, Kent, spent 14 hours a day playing computer games and weighed 32 stone at his heaviest.
Gamer David Breaker was warned he would die because of his weight as he would spend 14 hours a day playing World of Warcraft on computer.
Going to work or spending time with the family became secondary to him and he even became suicidal at one point in his life.
He said: “I used to be a gaming addict. I would spend 14 hours a day playing World of Warcraft, and let myself get to 32 stone. I was quite suicidal about it and thought I had nowhere to go in my life.”
He said people think those who play computer games for a couple of hours are gaming addicts but it’s not true. Gaming addicts are people like him who spend 60-80% of their day playing.
He added: “Normal things like going to work or spending time with the family become second to playing the game and it’s quite scary when it happens.”
However, after the doctor’s warning, he decided to give up all his bad habits and started his weight loss journey.
The doctors told him he’d be dead by 35 and it would most likely be a heart attack.
He said: “My GP basically told me if I carried on I’d be dead by 35. He said it would most likely be a heart attack and I needed to make a change.”
He started eating healthy and exercise and even underwent a gastric bypass to lose weight.
He has now lost 18 stone and is now helping others to lose weight by offering lifestyle and healthy eating courses.
David has now become an inspiration to millions who are planning to lose weight and have no motivation.
He is now offering healthy eating courses and helping people like him lose weight.
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