AT his heaviest, DJ Varela weighed over 500lbs. The 29-year-old, from Phoenix Arizona lived a fast lifestyle as a club promoter and ate nothing but fast food. In October 2018, DJ decided he could not continue living his life this way and made the first step on his weight loss journey by ditching fast food. Soon after, with the help of his friend and trainer – Bo, DJ started working out and following meal plans. In 18 months DJ lost an incredible 300lbs and reached his goal weight. DJ now wants to help others on their weight loss journeys and has set up his own company – Functional Fit’Nesse. DJ continues to work on his physique and has set himself another goal of competing as an MMA athlete. DJ told Truly: “When I look in the mirror now, I see the person that I always envisioned.”