Chaz Bono is the incredible disappearing man -- 'cause dude has nearly shed a whole Honey Boo Boo worth of lbs since dramatically changing his diet last year.
Chaz was barely recognizable as he was spotted in Los Angeles today ... walking around in shorts and a pretty tight tee.
Earlier this year, Chaz talked about how he dropped nearly 70 pounds -- not through surgery -- but through sticking to calorie-controlled meals ... and doing a ton of martial arts training.
Chaz's original goal was only to lose 50 lbs. -- so he's clearly blown that away.
Jessica and Kim K. ... take notes.
Half the Man He Used to Be
9/4/2013 1:50 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF