Man goes from obese to beast in under a year

Quantel Thomas made the same resolutions that so many vow to do at the start of a new year.

But for Quantel, these weren't just feelgood attempts he could give up by February.

After being told by doctors he was at risk of diabetes, Quantel knew he had to make a change to his diet.

He did far more than that: in under a year Quantel lost over 100lbs, going from 284lbs to 180lbs and transforming his body – including new six-pack and all – in the process.

Perhaps even more astonishing is that Quantel did all of this without any formal fitness programme or a personal trainer.

Going to the gym at least six days a week, Quantel can bench press 285lbs and deadlift up to 475lbs.

Eventually he hopes to get into body building - he currently weighs 204lbs as he attempts to bulk up - and is currently studying Exercise Science at college with plans to become a personal trainer.