PUBLISHED: 07:54, Wed, Jan 8, 2020 | UPDATED: 09:35, Wed, Jan 8, 2020
How to lose weight is the most discussed fitness goal throughout the year but especially in January and after specific periods of indulgence, such as Christmas. Slimmers are constantly looking for ways to achieve their body goals, often looking for quick-fix tricks or diets to reach their results, but often setting the right weight loss goal will motivate a slimmer to reach their target alone.
Matthew Riggs, 32, from Basildon, set his sights on a life-changing goal, to be fit enough to play football with his son.
This goal gave Matthew the push and motivation to lose an incredible seven stone nine pounds in just eight months by overhauling his lifestyle and diet, what has he said about his weight loss journey?
When Matthew was at his heaviest - 24 stone and nine pounds- he would fall asleep all the time, he had no energy and couldn't even motivate himself to do anything with his family or friends.
But what got to him the most was not being able to keep up with his extremely active seven-year-old son, Harrison, and having a kick-about in the park.
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Weight loss: Man looks unrecognisable after losing 7st 9lbs by using simple dieting trick (Image: MATTHEW RIGGS)
Weight loss pictures: Matthew showed off his incredible weight loss in before and after pictures (Image: MATTHEW RIGGS)
Matthew was at Harrison’s football match in March when his friend voiced his concern for his health and gave him some hard-hitting advice.
The father-of-two said: “I was at my son’s football match and I was so out of breath just walking from one five-a-side pitch to the next.
“My friend said to me ‘come on mate, come to the gym with me, we need to get you in shape’.
“He went on to say ‘you have two young kids, Harrison, three-year-old Emily, and a wife, the way you are going you’re a walking heart attack.’.
His friend's concern touched a nerve and gave