Fifty-stone bloke literally half the man he used to be after amazing weight loss

One of the UK's largest men is celebrating after shedding a whopping 30 stone.

Harvey Olikh is half the man he used to be – after slimming from 50 stone.

Photos show him grinning for the camera at Christmas, but his bulk was making him glum.

Just weeks earlier, he was in intensive care for four days after catching a cold. It finally prompted him to start shedding weight.

Harvey has now lost 30 stone and is ready to enjoy the festive season as a happy, healthy man for the first time in years.

The trimmed down 48-year-old said: “This weight loss is a gift that keeps on giving – and it’s not just for Christmas!

“It’s like I have woken up after Scrooge’s three ghosts and I’m alive.”

Harvey was taken to hospital in November 2019. Doctors were amazed he wasn’t bedbound. But one warned him: “If you live like this, within two years you will be dead.”

He stopped drinking but still ate thousands of calories.

The construction training firm owner estimates he hit at least 50st in February 2020.

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He would start his day with two full English breakfasts, followed by chicken burgers and two family packs of chocolates.

But Harvey, who is writing a book about his achievement, got sick of being mocked for his size – on one occasion he was turned away from a hotel as the owner feared he would break the stairs.

Now, after a year of fasting and healthy eating, he is just over 16st and loving life again.

Harvey, of Romford, Essex, said: “I can go to the cinema with my wife, I can go shopping with her, I can go on holiday and go mountain trekking.”

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