A 12-year-old Indonesian boy, who used to weigh more than 30st, has lost 15st 7lbs after changing his diet and exercising.
Arya Permana used to weigh 31st 6lbs when he was ten years old. He was named Indonesia’s fattest boy.
Now, after two years, the 12-year-old has lost 15st 7lbs by cutting out sugar and starting an exercise regime.
Three years ago, footage of him playing in a water tank in a small village of Cipurwasari in Indonesia’s West Java province went viral.
He used to eat enough rice, fish curry and beef – five times a day which could feed two adults for the whole day.
Arya, who was born at home via natural birth and weighed a normal 5lbs, started gaining weight from the age of two.
But, after following a strict fruit and veg-laden diet and exercising, Arya now is a healthy 16st boy. He walks three miles every day and plays badminton with his friends. He now wants to become a footballer.
After an amazing transformation, Arya can be seen wearing his old t-shirt that shows his incredible transformation.
‘Now I am happy, I can walk. I can play as well. I have become more agile than before. I like playing football too.’
‘I can walk 5km with my friends and every afternoon I play football with them. ‘I want to be a professional footballer.’
‘My favorite football club is Liverpool FC and my favorite player is Roberto Firmino. I want to play like him.’
His father said: ‘We have been giving him the food that doctors have recommended. We don’t give him prohibited foods. He is not allowed to eat sweets or sweet drinks. He is strictly off sugar.’
‘Arya is now very active and plays with his friends. He even goes for a walk with his friends. His sleeping habits have also improved. Earlier he would complain of shortness of breath and troubles sleeping but now he has sound sleeps.’
‘He sleeps at 10 pm every night except Sunday when I give him the freedom to sleep at 11 pm or 12 pm.’
Arya also underwent bariatric surgery in April last year. It helped him reduce his weight from 29st to 26st in just three weeks.