During the COVID-19 pandemic, Quinton Aaron put on major weight as he developed unhealthy eating habits. “The Blind Side” star would have chocolate bars for breakfast and routinely started his day with Kit-Kat bars and Reese’s cups. As 2022 approached, Aaron decided he wanted to make serious lifestyle changes. “I used the new year as a way to get a new me,” he told TMZ. Aaron was able to drop nearly 100 lbs as he cut out the candy bars, and eliminated bread while switching to a keto diet. In a matter of months, Aaron went from 559 lbs down to 462 lbs.
The actor was thrilled with the results, but set a new goal to drop 64 more pounds by May 10, per TMZ. That would put Aaron at the same weight he was while filming “The Blind Side.” Plus, the date was significant because it was his late mother’s birthday. “She was my best friend, my hero, and she’s the reason why I am where I am today,” Aaron told The Undefeated in 2017 when speaking about his mom.
Aaron received motivational words of support from fans when he posted a screenshot of the TMZ story that featured a photo of his weight loss to Instagram. “Inspiring bro!! lemme get to the gym,” one fan wrote. “Congrats my brotha! Keep going!” a follower commented. “So happy for you and proud of you!” another added.