What It Felt Like To Be World’s Heaviest 10 Year Old Boy And Now After Losing 100 Kgs

A few years ago, the internet was full of news about a 10 year old boy in Indonesia and how he had become the world’s fattest child. Arya Permana was so obese that he weighed more than 200 kg and was considered the world’s heaviest child mainly due to an unhealthy lifestyle of no exercise and a constant diet of fizzy drinks, deep fried chicken and instant noodles.  He could hardly walk and almost never ventured outside his home. He also never went to school because he couldn’t.  He even had to bathe in a pond because he could never fit in his bathroom.

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1A dramatic transformation

If you think this little obese little boy has remained chained to his fate, then he isn’t anymore. What makes for a  truly inspiring story has unfolded with his life because he is back on the internet news again as viral as ever simply because he has lost 100 kgs in the last three years and here is how it happened.

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2His parents decided that something had to be done

Arya‘s life did not have a very bright future and his parents decided that something had to be done. His size peaked when he was 10 years old and weighed more than six boys his own age. He weighed near 200 kgs and was too obese even to move around.  In spite of his parent’s efforts to curb his bad habits, he kept demanding more and more unhealthy food mainly instant noodles and fizzy soft drinks. Arya’s father has admitted though that they had spoiled him.

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3A life saving procedure bit not without risks

After three years, Arya has reduced drastically after a bariatric surgeon agreed to perform a life-saving procedure which ironically was also risky for him too. His size was a great risk and he has also become the youngest person to undergo gastric sleeve surgery. He was put on a strict diet of grilled fish and vegetables and his stringent routines with some determination from his side has now resulted in him losing an amazing 100 kgs which makes it a phenomenal weight loss story. He now weighs 189 pounds or 85.5 kgs.

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4He is scheduled t have all the excess skin removed

Arya has his exams this month. After that, a surgeon will be rendering him a free service by removing all the excess skin. His obesity had stretched his skin to extreme proportions and finally after losing a dramatic amount of weight, the skin now hangs in loose folds around his body where his father laughingly says his skin on his arms hangs like a shirt sleeve. His father Adi Somantri remarked ‘Back in the day since Arya was five-years-old and already getting big I can say, “Yes I spoiled him, ‘If he wanted to eat or drink sweet food and drinks we just gave it, if he wanted instant noodles, we just cooked [it] for him.

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