Nope, he didn't. And just showing his before/after pics is missing the biggest part of the story. Even if you're not overweight, it's still an insanely inspirational story and I think a lot of people here can relate to him in ways. The guy was friendless, never left the house, had social anxiety, was suicidal etc. Basically, out of desperation, he emailed a health/nutrition personal trainer guy from the local news, and he became his friend and helped him lose all of that weight. Seriously, you've gotta watch the video.I am in awe of this guy's accomplishments. That's damned impressive.
Hm...makes me wonder if he got gastric bypass surgery. A friend of mine did, and her transformation was equally dramatic.