When Lawrence Green first started posting movies to TikTok, he had a easy aim: to maintain observe of his meals and encourage himself to stay to his weight loss program.
But his down-to-earth movies, which function meals concepts, cooking recommendation and jokes together with his buddies, struck a chord with customers, and his following shortly started to develop.
Since he started documenting his weight loss program in August, Lawrence has constructed up an unbelievable 3.2 million followers, who tune in every day for updates on his weight loss program, weight reduction and life – together with frequent posts together with his cat, canine, birds and fish.
And the social media star, who moved to Wakefield from London earlier this 12 months, says he’s now unable to depart the home with out being recognised by followers on the street.
He stated: “I’m only a regular individual, it’s actually overwhelming typically.
“I don’t perceive the way it occurred. I wasn’t even going to publish, however my little sister stated to strive it and it simply blew up.
“I simply began posting my meal and what I used to be consuming and it was serving to folks, giving them new concepts.
“In September I had 100,000 followers and by the tip of October I had one million.
“I’m only a regular individual in a council flat. I actually don’t perceive all of it.
“Now I get stopped on the street on daily basis; I’ve had folks come as much as me crying and shaking.
“Sometimes folks will message and say they noticed me within the outlets.”
Lawrence, 30, says nearly all of his followers – about two million – are from Britain, however he has additionally attracted round one million followers from America, and others from all over the world.
He estimates that his energetic fanbase place him inside the prime 100 of the UK’s eight million TikTok creators.
Although it was not his intention, Lawrence says 1000’s of individuals have reached out to let him know that his posts have helped them sort out their very own nervousness and consuming issues.
And together with his frequent posts, upbeat perspective and constructive mindset, it isn’t arduous to see why.
In one in every of his most appreciated movies, shared to TikTok in March, he stands subsequent to a stack of tins of spaghetti hoops virtually as tall as he’s.
He tells the digital camera: “I’ve misplaced the equal of 104 tins… I do not understand how I carried this weight round for thus lengthy, I couldn’t even carry this now.
“I certain know that my coronary heart and my knees have to be glad for it.
“I really feel so a lot better. Just lose one tin at a time and earlier than you already know it, you’ll be there too. Good luck guys!”
Over the final 9 months, his followers have supported him by way of the lack of virtually eight stone – and he has no plans to cease anytime quickly.
“I simply maintain going,” he stated. “But I get pleasure from it. It helped me get into the behavior of cooking on daily basis.
“I’m nonetheless 21 stone so I wish to get down to fifteen stone down from 30. I’m going to maintain posting on daily basis. It motivates me and encourages me.
“I get people who find themselves lonely within the lockdown and I am going stay [on TikTok] to eat my dinner they usually eat their dinner with me.
“It encourages me to cook dinner wholesome and present them what I’m consuming.”
On prime of the greater than 140 million likes his movies have obtained on TikTok, Lawrence now receives 1000’s of messages a day from devoted followers, in addition to dozens of letters and items to his PO Box every week.
He stated: “I don’t perceive the way it occurred, I simply publish my dinner.
“I by no means bought media coaching or something like that. It’s simply actually standing in my flat feeling sorry for myself.
“But it is about giving folks the hope.
“People have a look at you if you’re massive and it’s tough to be assured. But all that nervousness has gone for me now. That’s what I need folks to see.”
Click here to view Lawrence’s TikTok and discover out extra about his weight reduction and weight-reduction plan.