This picture has gotten a lot of positive responses, so I thought I’d post it here as well.
My name is Matt Diaz. I was nearly 500 pounds in 2009. At the age of 16, I became a member of a study at the NYU Medical Center to see how the Lap Band would affect people under the age of 18. In the 5 years since, I’ve lost over 270 pounds and become one of their best patients to date.
2010 to 2014
450 to 220
6 foot 2 to 6 foot 5
I feel like a different person.