Kent Altena lost more than 200 pounds with Atkins diet and has been able to maintain that weight since May 2005. Altena who was 400 pounds, could not fit into an airline seat also had to leave Iowa Army National Guard because of his weight.
"My goal was initially to get down to 225, but that number was just an arbitrary number. I am really looking to be as fit as possible," said Altena.
It took him around 18 months to reach to his initial target of 225 pounds and ultimately he dropped his weight to 218 pounds. Now days he follows the Atkins maintenance diet and do exercise regularly.
Read Altena complete story of losing 200 pounds with Atkins diet and how he looks after losing weight here.