Man Loses 270 Pounds: Matt Diaz reveals excess skin after extreme weight loss

Man Loses 270 Pounds: Matt Diaz reveals excess skin after extreme weight loss

Man Loses 270 Pounds? Matt Diaz, a 22-year-old man, knows a thing or two about hard work and dedication.

At his heaviest weight, Matt Diaz says he weighed 497 pounds. At the age of 16 he decided to change his life and through the last few years dropped a whopping 270 pounds after lap-band surgery. He since became an advocate for body positivity.

But until this week, Matt Diaz has never shown the results of his weight loss so he decided to bare his soul, and his body, to the world via a YouTube video posted don his Tumblr page.

“This is what 270 pounds of excess skin looks like, and there’s nothing I can do about it,” Diaz said in the video.

“I’ve been talking a lot about body positivity and self-esteem, (and) I started to get this feeling I’m here telling people to love themselves and I’m hiding something,” he added. “It felt dishonest to them and to myself.”

Now, Matt Diaz is hoping to finish his transformation by having surgery to remove his excess skin. He has set up a GoFundMe page with a $20,000 goal. He surpassed it in less than a day. In fact, Diaz is closing in on $50,000.