80 percent of the former weight lost: The heaviest woman slimmed down 400 kilos

80 percent of the former weight lost: The heaviest woman slimmed down 400 kilos

80 percent of body weight lost: woman shed nearly 400 pounds
The former heaviest woman in the world has lost nearly 400 kilos. Mayra Rosales lost around 80 percent of her body weight. A radical change in her life helped her. The Texas woman once faced the death penalty. And also a premature death due to her extreme excess weight.

Obesity can lead to serious complications
According to health experts, if you are very overweight (obesity), you may be at risk of serious complications such as diabetes, high blood pressure, arteriosclerosis (hardening of the arteries) or disorders of the fat metabolism. In addition, the risk of cardiovascular diseases, such as a heart attack or stroke, increases. Mayra Rosales has long been exposed to all these dangers. But that was not the only reason why she died prematurely: the once fatest woman in the world could have been sentenced to death by a court in the USA. But she was acquitted, changed her life radically, and lost almost 400 kilos.

Formerly the heaviest woman in the world
In 2011, the American Mayra Rosales weighed 470 kilos and was considered the heaviest woman in the world. Three years earlier, the now 34-year-old from Houston, Texas, was on trial for suspected murder. In 2008 the woman became known to the public because of a supposedly tragic accident. As it was said at the time, the extremely obese, bedridden woman is said to have "overrun" her two-year-old nephew with her body and thereby killed her. She faced the death penalty.

She faced the death penalty
At the trial it turned out that her confession was wrong and she covered her sister. Rosales told the US broadcaster ABC News that she wanted to protect her sister and that she was "on the verge of death anyway". She believed that the death penalty was "doing her a favor". When the truth came out, she was acquitted and instead, her sister was sentenced to 15 years in prison. With that, the death penalty was off the table, but Rosales still faced an early death from her body weight.

Organs were about to fail
She told ABC News that her organs were about to fail. In 2011, she started a radical diet regimen under medical supervision and lost weight so quickly that she could hardly believe it herself. Rosales has now completed eleven operations. She is said to have had tumors and excess skin removed and her stomach to be reduced in size. Now she weighs only 90 kilos and publishes photos of herself on social networks like Facebook. "I used to live to eat, now I eat to live," said Rosales, according to ABC News.

A year without alcohol
The case of Meatteo, a young man who has completely changed after a year without a sip of alcohol, also shows how quickly it can reduce extreme excess weight. The formerly overweight man reported on the Internet: “I drank at least three boxes of beer and several bottles of Jim Beam a week. I drank almost every day for ten years ”. The 365-day waiver of alcohol had an enormous impact. Meatteo published photos on the Internet that show the successes and called on others to follow his example. (ad)

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