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Jack Gibbons Biography
Who was Jack Gibbons?
SEVERELY depressed, jobless and barely able to walk 100 yards, Jack Gibbons’ life was in tatters: his only goal was to eat so much that his heart would finally stop.
Tipping the scales at 33rd, the father-of-two was among Britain’s fattest men after eating six giant meals a day that exceeded 25,000 calories, 10 times the recommended amount.
At his worst, Jack Gibbons weighed 75 pounds and was trying to eat himself to death.
The father, who has lost eight stones so far, is training for a white-collar boxing match.
Jack, from Coalville, Leicestershire, started gaining weight in his late teens after suffering from “crippling depression”. When he shot himself at 27 stones almost two years ago, he tried to take his own life.
After an intervention from friends stopped the attempt, he became obsessed with eating himself to death as fast as possible and would smoke half a joint of cannabis at night to help him gorge himself even more.
Nine months after his suicide attempt, he reached out to unconscious mind therapist Robert Hisse, who helped him drastically reduce his food intake and exercise every day.
Security worker Jack, now 28, tells The Sun: “I felt I was too weak to take my own life, so instead I was trying to eat myself to an early grave.
“He was ridiculously depressed, constantly anxious and didn’t want to leave the house. My average step count was 500, which was walking to the bathroom twice.
“I couldn’t physically put my own socks or shoes on and needed someone else to do it for me. I would even have a hard time walking to the local store, which is 100 meters away.
“I was in a downward spiral with my life – I didn’t have a job and was struggling to be a parent and normal in society due to depression.
“My partner and I temporarily separated after an argument, so I was practically homeless and living on my friend’s couch.
I turned to drugs and smoked cannabis every night to help with my food addiction and relieve pain when I was too full to allow myself to eat more.”
Jack, who is 6 feet tall, says that he has always been “a big boy” and that from a young age he struggled with food, which he described as his “biggest addiction”.
At age 18, he gained six kilos in six months due to his depression and his weight continued to increase from there.
He was denied a gastric band when he was 30 because he didn’t take medication to help him go to the bathroom.
After his suicide attempt in February 2020, Jack felt there was no way out but to “keep eating and eating and eating” until he passed away.
“When I tried to take my own life, I remember my life flashing through my head and I couldn’t do it, I didn’t want to leave my children without a father,” he says.
“I knew that I didn’t want to be on Earth, I wanted to die, and the only way I knew how was to keep eating.
“Two of my uncles passed away from being overweight at a young age, 41 and 51, and we have heart problems in our family.
It’s disgusting to look back at how much I used to eat
“He had no mental strength at all and was severely depressed. He was making the wrong decisions left, right, and center. Not know what to do.
This prompted Jack to increase his already massive meals and add in consuming as much additional food as he could.
His daily intake included 14 pieces of bread, a 12-inch pizza and a 10-inch cheesy garlic bread pizza, six packets of potato chips and chocolate with almost every one of his six meals.
“I’d have cheese toast for breakfast with at least six slices of bread and raid the cupboards for whatever was in there,” he says.
“It’s disgusting to remember how much I used to eat. They were already big meals and then I was eating three separate meal-sized snacks.”
‘Now I’m unstoppable’
Jack’s turning point came in November 2020, when Robert Hisee, 44, from Bermondsey, London, responded to a message from him on Instagram.
Robert, who has worked with Paul Gascoigne, Dame Kelly Holmes, and other celebrities, worked to rewire his brain through visualizations, positive affirmations, and more.
He tells The Sun: “The change in Jack is incredible, when I first spoke to him I could hear the self-pity, low self-esteem and depression in his voice.
“He went from not being able to walk around the house and wanting to kill himself to reclaiming power from him and having a bit of arrogance as well.
“I had to teach him to recreate himself from the inside out and over 30 days we forced new neuropathways that changed the way he thought.
“Now he looks amazing and I am very proud of what he has achieved. Thanks to unconscious mind therapy, he believes he is unstoppable.”
Jack practiced positive affirmations every day, including his favourite, “I’m unstoppable”, and set a goal of climbing Leicestershire’s highest point, Bardon Hill.
“It was a real struggle because he still weighed 33 stones, but I’m happy, I think I’m the fattest man to ever climb Bardon Hill,” he says.