MONTERREY: Low-calorie food dominated at the wedding reception of Mexican Manuel Uribe, the world's fattest man in the 2007 Guinness Book of Uribe married his friend's widow in a televised ceremony which the US Discovery Channel dubbed "My Big Fat Mexican Wedding".
The menu included a "low-calorie banquet" with meat, cream of mushroom and buttered vegetables.
Despite shedding 230 kilos early on this year, Uribe, 43, had to be carried by a crane on his bed, where he has been confined for years, to the makeshift altar at a venue 30 minutes from his home. Before the diet, he weighed 590 kilos.
The ceremony was televised by Discovery as part of a special, exclusive program titled after the 2002 US movie "My Big Fat Greek Wedding," with other reporters from Japan, Germany and Argentina in tow.
Uribe has been suffering from morbid obesity since 1992. He was gripped by suicidal thoughts until February of this year when he undertook a drastic diet.
He and his wife, Claudia Solis, first met four years ago at the deathbed of a friend. The friend weighed 250 kilos.
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