obese chip retailer boy shamed into shedding 9 STONE after death of his grandad
Nov 26,2014 0 Comments
overweight Tolga Gunduz didn't see his grandad ahead of he died as he was so ashamed of his weight
Tolga Gunduz had been obese since he turned 9-years-outdated, however ballooned to a prime weight of 22st 8lbs after turning into addicted to takeaways.
At his heaviest, the now 24-year-old would eat three chippie dinners and a household-sized cheesecake each day.
He used to be so ashamed of his body that he refused to discuss with his domestic in Turkey for five years, meaning he didn’t get to peer his granddad, Sevket Sert, ahead of he handed away.
Realising his weight meant he had ignored out on quality time together with his members of the family, Tolga, now residing in Bristol, lost a huge 9 stone and has been named Cambridge Weight Plan’s Man of the yr 2014.
A trim Tolga mentioned: “I was once scared to go back to Turkey because they may be such blunt individuals.
“i’d get there and members of the family would say ‘you may have placed on weight’ and ‘you can never get married being that enormous’.
“I keep in mind that so many occasions after I was advised i would die as a result of I was so big.
“as a result I failed to go back for five years and didn’t get to peer my granddad sooner than he died.
“once I realised i’d overlooked that last possibility I knew it had long past too a ways – I had to make a change.”
Tolga used to devour a household-sized cheesecake and three portions of chips a day
Tolga had all the time been big, even being told as a 9-yr-old boy that he needed to lose weight through a stranger on the street.
despite being a eager footballer, he would sneak ice-cream and sweets into his room to hide from his oldsters.
during his school years in London, he persevered to fill the disappointment in his body by means of eating increasingly more junk.
As a teen he made regular excuses to no longer go to deal with events because he used to be so ashamed of his clothes and appearance.
Tolga stated: “it doesn’t matter what the climate i might wear 44 waist denims, a 3XL t-shirt and cardigan – all in ‘slimming’ black.
“I was in this vicious circle the place i would not exit as a result of I was once embarrassed my garments did not match.
“To cover that up I ate, which clearly didn’t lend a hand.
“i might at all times inform chums I had household events so they didn’t see me in the identical garments over and over again.”
Tolga says he's now 'revealed his lust for lifestyles'
At 18-years-previous and weighing 19 stone, Tolga went to university and moved out of his oldsters’ house.
because of his scholar standard of living, his weight shot up via an extra two stone ahead of he failed his first 12 months.
To cover up his disappointment at having to re-sit assessments, he persisted to eat, even when the household relocated to Burnham-on-Sea, Somerset, to open a chip shop.
despite passing his re-sits, Tolga rejected a proposal to come to college and enthusiastic about the family trade.
He mentioned: “an entire life of being instructed I was fat really knocked my confidence.
“I failed to suppose I could chase the uni dream so I carried on working in the chip retailer.
“It was my first job and in a extraordinary situation I was fearful and puzzled, so just saved on eating junk and consuming.
“At this point I was consuming three to four takeaway foods per day and downing at the least a bottle of rose.
“I was once so ashamed that, no longer only did I not go to Turkey for five years, I didn’t return to London to see pals for two years.”