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Australia is rallying around Clive Palmer for a reason nobody saw coming.

Clive Palmer has become an unexpected source of health inspiration for thousands of Australians.

The former federal MP and dinosaur park operator has shed almost 50kg in recent months through a combination of diet, “determination” and “portion control”.

And now he’s reached out to his followers for their support.

There's something a little different about Clive Palmer. Image via Facebook

"I've now lost 49kg and [am currently] at 104kg," he wrote in a Facebook post on Monday that's already been like more than 10,000 times.

"Please support me to get through the 100kg barrier."

On social media, Palmer has been very vocal about his efforts thus far and people are really throwing their positivity behind him.

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"You can do anything with enough will power... Including building Titanic 2.0 or your Jurassic Park," one supporter commented on the page.

Others have been motivated by the mining magnate's efforts to kick-start their own lifestyle changes.

"Well done Mr Palmer, keep up the awesome work," one man wrote.

"I'm going to join you on the journey, my goal weight is 92kg as well and I'm currently at 130kg. You are an inspiration to me."

Another wrote: "You can have all the money in the world, but it means nothing if you don't have health. Good going sir."

Clive in Parliament in 2014. Image via Getty

Palmer has attributed some of his drive to his two-year-old daughter, Lucy.

"I’ve got a two-year-old daughter and I’ve got a strong obligation to help her live life, I’m 62 now, at 153kg I was pushing it uphill on the long term,' he told News.com.au today.

"I’m feeling a lot better, feeling the benefits, spending more time engaging with people. They’re all things I couldn’t do before."

Onya, Clive.

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