85-Year-Old Man Becomes An Internet Sensation With His Diet Instagram Account

An 85-year-old man has become an internet sensation overnight with an Instagram account which documents his dieting journey.

David Cyril recently rejoined popular dieting group Slimming World, and started an Instagram account to give him the 'encouragement he needs' to reach his target.

"I have been a member of Slimming World for a good few years but after initially losing 2 stone, I have since crept back up to my start weight," explained David in his first ever Instagram post, in which he's sitting in an armchair and holding up a recipe book for the camera.

He continued: "My daughters suggested that I start this account after one of them posted a picture of me on her own Slimming World account which received a lot of likes and positive feedback.

"I think starting this account will give me the encouragement I need to reach my target. Thanks for stopping by!"

Since setting up his sweet account a little over a month ago at the end of September, David has racked up over 25,000 followers (at the time of writing), who have all labelled him an 'inspiration'.

The posts show David, who hails from Lancashire, ready to tuck into on-plan meals and healthy snacks.

In others, it shows the grandfather getting on the scales at his Slimming World group, where he has lost 13lbs so far, according to his bio.

And in 2015, David was crowned his group's 'Mr Sleek' - a title which he has won again this year.

Showing off his Slimming World prize, David announced: "Mr.Sleek 2018! Over the moon to be nominated by the lovely members in my group for this award and to win has made my day!"

David's Instagram posts rack up thousands of likes, and on Wednesday night he thanked his then 10,000 followers for their continued support. His followers have doubled almost overnight.

"10,000 followers! Wow, I can't thank you all enough for supporting me on my slimming world journey!" he wrote.

You can follow David's Slimming World journey here.

Featured Image Credit: Instagram/davidcyril_sw

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