Shane is one of the early YouTubers. It wouldn’t be wrong to say that he is one of those people who started the trend of YouTube. Dawson started YouTube back in 2008 when he was 19 years old. Today, Shane has more than 20 million subscribers.
As of now, you see a confident and brave Shane. However, he hasn’t been this way in the past. Dawson has struggled with obesity for a long time. He was bullied for the fact several times that he was overweight. Dawson stated an experience at an amusement park when he wasn’t allowed to sit on a roller-coaster ride because he was “too big to fit in”.
Dawson has a lot of such experiences. Another embarrassing experience he had was when he graduated. Shane couldn’t fit into a regular graduation gown and they had to put together two graduation gowns for him to fit.
After having such experiences, again and again, Shane finally decided to get rid of this obesity that was becoming an obstacle in simply everything that he did. He made a commitment to himself that from now on he was going to lose weight and get in some decent shape.
Shane Dawson’s Weight Loss Journey
Dawson was over 300 pounds when he made the commitment to lose weight. He promised himself that it would not be just emotional talk but a well-planned journey. With this commitment, Dawson embarked on the journey to lose weight.
Also, read about the amazing weight loss journey of the famous YouTuber, Agent 00. He has lost more than 100 pounds within months.
How did Dawson Lose Weight?
The problem with obesity is that it does not come alone. Rather, it brings a lot of other problems with itself. Mainly heart diseases, depression, and anxiety. In the case of Shane, obesity was a thing since his childhood but now he was stuck in a vicious cycle that was going on and on.
When fans asked Dawson how did he lose weight, he said in his video, “I was always an emotional eater”. Whenever he felt lonely or obese, Dawson would get upset and when he would get upset, he would reach for some food, hence increasing the level of overall calories.
Being obese destroyed Shane’s confidence and he stuck in this cycle. Because of being overweight he was depressed and was eating a lot of food and because he was eating an unhealthy amount of food, he was overweight.
YouTube Helped Shane in Fighting Obesity
So the one and only solution for Dawson was to get engaged in a healthy activity that would keep him busy. And Shane was lucky enough that he found YouTube. In 2008, he started his YouTube channel. He would make funny videos and that would make him busy all day long.
In other words, Shane found what he loved doing. In one of his videos, Dawson said, “I started making YouTube videos and I was putting so much effort into it that I just stopped thinking about it (his weight). I was kind of putting my emotions in the right place; a creative place”.
That’s how Dawson got out of the vicious cycle. He stopped binge eating and was working on what he loved. However, he still had to lose weight that accumulated over the years. So while making videos, Dawson started following a well-planned diet plan. He also joined a gym.
Shane’s Diet Plan
The young YouTuber always had an addiction to eating fast food. Whenever he felt upset or depressed, he would either go to a fast-food restaurant or would order pizza and would eat his feelings. He knew that first of all he had to work on this addiction.
Shane gave up fast food, he limited his calories consumption to only 2000 calories. Because that’s what an adult human body needs. Most of the time, he would eat vegetables and fruits only. Dawson also limited the consumption of dairy products.
Instead of going to a restaurant, Shane would eat at home. Most of the time, homemade food. He knew that this wasn’t enough, so he joined the gym as well.
Shane’s Workout Plan
Shane had never taken exercise much seriously before so he did not know much about workouts. Dawson contacted Trainer Jess to help him out. She would guide him through the whole process. In his workout routine, Shane would do running, cycling, weight lifting, and squats.
In this way, he would burn a lot of calories on a daily basis. At first, Dawson started slowly. He went from 200 calories to 800 calories burning a day.
Before & After
Before starting the YouTube channel, when he was stuck in that vicious cycle, Dawson weighed around 340 Pounds. However, as of now, he has lost about 150 pounds and his current weight is 187 pounds.
Another YouTuber, Tanya Burr, has lost 30 pounds just within a month.
Shane Fighting Body-Shamming
Shane has faced body-shaming on multiple occasions. Not only before joining YouTube but he still faces such negative comments. Even though Dawson has made pretty much progress but haters do not stop commenting. Shane even announced taking a break from YouTube because of such people.
However, Shane learned to ignore such negative people. He seems comfortable with what he is and seems to enjoy every bit of it. Right now, Dawson is busy visiting haunted houses. He makes videos on the subject more often.
The problem with negative thinking people is that they don’t give a thought to what they say before saying it. They don’t care if their illogical comment will hurt someone in the long run because that’s the only thing they know. How to give an opinion on something that they don’t know a thing about.
They don’t care. So, the more wise approach would be that we don’t care about them either. In this way and only this way, we can live peacefully. Just like Shane Dawson has learned to put much attention to such people.