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World’s fattest child unrecognisable after losing more than HALF of his 30-STONE bulk as 11-year-old

The world’s fattest child is now unrecognisable after the schoolboy managed to shed more than half of his body weight.

Arya Permana, 14, who weighed an eye-watering 30 stone aged just 11, now weighs an impressive 13 stone and is encouraging others to follow a healthy diet. 

The school pupil had baffled doctors five years ago when they saw pictures of him as a morbidly obese child playing in a water tank to cool his body in the small village of Cipurwasari in West Java province in Indonesia.

Arya was so large that no clothes would fit him – he was only able to wrap a sarong around his body. 

The world’s fattest child Arya Permana is now unrecognisable after the schoolboy managed to shed more than half of his body weight

Arya, 14, who weighed an eye-watering 30 stone aged just 11 (pictured), now weighs an impressive 13 stone and is encouraging others to follow a healthy diet.

Arya, 14, who weighed an eye-watering 30 stone aged just 11 (pictured), now weighs an impressive 13 stone and is encouraging others to follow a healthy diet.

The school pupil had baffled doctors five years ago when they saw pictures of him as a morbidly obese child

The school pupil had baffled doctors five years ago when they saw pictures of him as a morbidly obese child

He would spend his days constantly eating piles of junk food and bathing in a small pool to cool down. 

His massive frame also meant that he could not attend school as walking to the school was too much of a feat for him. 

But with a closely watched diet and regular exercise for five years, Arya has remarkably shed 17 stone.

‘Most people go on a forced diet within a week and on the eighth day they are happy but eat a lot and again gain weight,’ he said. 

‘The portion of the meal should be reduced gradually. Reduce it a little every week and not immediately, for example, eat a plate of rice and then reduce it only to 5 tablespoons. Don’t make it difficult for a diet, that’s what I did.’ 

Arya had been so large that no clothes would fit him properly - and now they his t-shirts drown him

Arya had been so large that no clothes would fit him properly – and now they his t-shirts drown him

Arya looks down at the shorts he used to wear before he shed more than half of his body weight

Arya looks down at the shorts he used to wear before he shed more than half of his body weight

But with a closely watched diet and regular exercise for five years, Arya has remarkably shed 17 stone. Pictured: Arya being taught about healthy foods

But with a closely watched diet and regular exercise for five years, Arya has remarkably shed 17 stone. Pictured: Arya being taught about healthy foods 

Arya, since losing the bulk of his weight, can now climb trees and ride a motorcycle.   

He walks 3km a day and plays for basketball or other sports for two hours a day. He also walked to school before it was shut due to coronavirus.

‘I can play sports. I play basketball with friends. I can also ride a motorcycle.

‘In 2015, I didn’t expect all this was possible or I could lose weight. Now it’s feels better, so different,’ Arya said.

Arya, since losing the bulk of his weight, can now climb trees and ride a motorcycle. He also exercises for two hours a day (pictured)

Arya, since losing the bulk of his weight, can now climb trees and ride a motorcycle. He also exercises for two hours a day (pictured)

At aged ten, Arya was addicted to colas and instant noodles.

He could chomp down rice, fish curry, beef, vegetable soup and Tempeh- a traditional soy patty-enough to feed two adults whole day.

His helpless parents Rokayah, 39 and her husband Ade Somatri, 50, a farmer, were in so much anxiety that they had put him on a strict diet to control him from further bloating.

While he managed to lose nine kilos in four months after dietitians put him on a diet consisting of fruits and vegetables and daily walk, exercise and swimming, Arya was still far from reducing the required weight.

After the harrowing videos of him emerged, doctors had performed a bariatric surgery which helped him reduce his weight from 186.4 kilograms to 169 kilograms in just three weeks.

Arya being weighed at his fattest

Arya being weighed at his fattest

While Arya managed to lose nine kilos in four months after dietitians put him on a diet consisting of fruits and vegetables and daily walk, exercise and swimming, Arya was still far from reducing the required weight. Pictured: Arya being weight while at his heaviest

After the harrowing videos of him emerged, doctors had performed a bariatric surgery which helped him reduce his weight from 186.4 kilograms to 169 kilograms in just three weeks. Pictured: Arya after the operation

After the harrowing videos of him emerged, doctors had performed a bariatric surgery which helped him reduce his weight from 186.4 kilograms to 169 kilograms in just three weeks. Pictured: Arya after the operation

Surgeons performed a bariatric surgery on Arya to help him lose weight

Surgeons performed a bariatric surgery on Arya to help him lose weight

Dr Handy Wing, the laparoscopy surgeon who performed the Bariatric surgery on Arya, said that they cut the size of his stomach to reduce his eating capacity

Dr Handy Wing, the laparoscopy surgeon who performed the Bariatric surgery on Arya, said that they cut the size of his stomach to reduce his eating capacity

Dr Handy Wing, the laparoscopy surgeon who performed the Bariatric surgery on Arya, said that they cut the size of his stomach to reduce his eating capacity.

‘We made a shape like a banana and his stomach was 30 per cent of the original size of the normal stomach which reduced his intake and eat smaller portion of food that helped reduce his weight,’ Dr Wing said.

‘It feels wonderful that he can live like other children and do normal activities,’

Arya says he has changed eating and sleeping habits and that has helped him lose weight.

He now eats three meals a day that include rice, tempeh, tofu and fried chicken.

‘In the past, from 2015 to 2016 I slept at 4 am and would wake up at 3 pm now I sleep at 10pm.

‘I only ate instant noodles and packaged drinks. I very rarely eat white rice. Now the intention is to lose weight by dieting and exercise,’ he said.


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