For John Burton, a 27-year-old graduate student from England, the last three years saw him drop from 420 pounds to 160 pounds!
But while his transformation is truly incredible, he wants people to know there's a downside. For him, it's about 20 pounds of excess skin. Posting a series of photos on Reddit, Burton shed his shirt to show what's really going on underneath.
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While he could get the skin removed, the procedure is expensive and not covered by insurance. He's hoping the images inspire others to accept their bodies — and boost his own confidence!
"I'm just trying to learn to like myself and how I look," Burton told BuzzFeed. "These aren't things to be ashamed of, they're battle scars."
Luckily for him, the pictures seem to be working! "Omg that sagging skin's got nothing on your determination and handsome face. I'd date you if I were single," one commenter said, while another added, "You're amazing for losing the weight, you're brave for posting pics AND you're a total hotty."
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