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Man sheds 15 stone after his size caused stares in China

After losing 15st 8lbs, Ben Muscroft has been named Slimming World’s Man of the Year 2019. Ben, 42, from Sheffield, had struggled with his weight since childhood and is now enjoying a much healthier lifestyle. A man who was once so overweight that he had to stand at the foot of the Great Wall of China because he couldn’t get up the steps to walk it, has lost an incredible 15st 8lbs to be named Slimming World’s Man of the Year 2019. Ben Muscroft, 42, from Sheffield, had struggled with his weight since childhood and remembers always being the ‘big kid’ at school. At more than 27st, Ben admits that life was a daily struggle before he lost weight and held him back in many ways. He says: “Before I lost weight life was just hard. I couldn’t walk for more than five minutes, I always felt out of breath and I just had no get-up-and-go. I had knee problems which made me scared to walk long distances because I worried it would just completely give out under the strain of my weight. “I couldn’t even roll over in bed. It’s such an everyday thing for most people but if I wanted to change position to get more comfortable, I actually had to get up and move to the other side of the bed.”

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