By Adam Campbell-Schmitt
June 22, 2017
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When we think of making healthy food choices, Walmart probably doesn’t top the list (especially with deep fried Twinkies on the shelves). But one guy from Arizona credits the retailer with his remarkable 300-pound weight loss. Or, at least, he credits the distance Walmart is from his house. Pasquale Brocco, known to friends at Pat, says he had a wakeup call after visiting the doctor. At the time he weighed in at 605 pounds, putting his health and his life in jeopardy. That’s when Brocco, who had been called Fat Pat since childhood, took the first half of a now viral before and after photo and vowed to make a change.


Brocco decided he needed to work for his food, and that meant walking. A lot. According to ABC News, he started strolling to and from the Walmart located a mile from his home to buy the healthy ingredients for each of his three meals. Those six miles added up, and in the end helped him subtract about 200 pounds from his physique. He then amped up the physical activity, as well as continuing to eat healthy foods and cutting out those that weren’t doing him any favors. That meant going from a diet of around 11,000 calories per day to 2,200. Brocco is now 330 pounds lighter and goes by the nickname Possible Pat, which just goes to show that where you shop for food isn’t as important as how you shop.