Losing weight is one of the most difficult things you can ever do as it requires a great deal of effort, and often the effort required is a lot more than people are willing to put in.

Unfortunately, if you are used to a particular lifestyle, it can be very hard to rein in your destructive habits and transform your life beyond recognition.

Here are some helpful tips for anyone losing weight for the first time:

However, 29-nine-year-old Dean Smith did manage to shed the pounds after his wife suddenly left him for another man.

Motivated partly by his immense heartbreak and partly by his own commitment, Dean was able to completely change his lifestyle for the better.

Dean, who weighed a whopping 295 lbs at his peak, actually started his impressive weight loss journey when he was still with his wife. But when she left him to move in with another man named Steve, Dean felt even more driven to achieve his goal of going down to 220 lbs.

And he managed just that last month.

When Dean was about to hit the 300-lb mark, he knew he had to put an end to poor eating habits and start becoming more active.

He was initially motivated by the fact that he felt his wife “deserved to be with a man that took better care of himself.”