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The early 2000s were ripe with reality TV
programs, and one of the most sensational premiered in 2004: NBC’s The Biggest Loser. The show continued for another 16 seasons,
raking in millions, before quietly disappearing in 2016. So whatever became of the winners? Here’s what they look like now. When Ryan Benson joined the first season of
The Biggest Loser, he weighed over 300 pounds. And after five grueling months of extreme
workouts and dietary restrictions, he clocked in at just 208 pounds. But once the cameras stopped rolling, Benson
started slipping back into old habits almost immediately. He told Business Insider, “In my mind I just thought I’ve been training
so hard I want to eat something I craved for a few months, a burger, fries, some ribs. That was one of the things that propelled
me to the finish line.” “I just slipped back into my old habits really
quick within the next year or two, and within about four or five years, I’d put back on
all the weight.” It turned out Benson had gained back the weight
he lost, plus some. He told Inside Edition in 2017 that he was
once again dieting to lose the weight. “I’m still losing weight slowly and steady,
and I don’t plan on ever changing.” Today, his Instagram says that he’s doing
his best to live a healthy, plant-based life. Matt Hoover debuted on Season 2 weighing 339
pounds. And by the time we was crowned the second-ever
winner, he’d lost 157 pounds. “I’m not motivated by waking up and saying
I look pretty good today. I need to have something to reach for.” But unbeknownst to viewers at the time, Hoover
and third place winner Suzy Preston had fallen in love on the show. According to People, the couple said “I do”
in 2006 and have since welcomed two sons. “That show really changed our lives.” By 2010, Hoover had regained some weight,
revealing to NBC News Chicago that he weighed 237 pounds. Preston, too, had gained back over 40 pounds. In 2011, the couple confessed via YouTube
that they feel guilty for not maintaining their weight loss, but recent pics of the
family prove they’re doing great together. In 2006, Erik Chopin became Season 3’s Biggest
Loser after dropping an incredible 200 pounds. But he admitted to Us Weekly, “After about a year and a half, I started
to put the weight on. I got back to 368 pounds. In my head, it sounds almost the same [as
my starting weight].” Chopin ultimately decided to give dieting
another go in the 2010 documentary, Confessions of a Reality Show Loser. While he’s been pretty quiet about his weight
in recent years, he revealed to the Bucks County Courier Times in 2011 that he was working
as a spin instructor and was down to 245 pounds. As of 2018, Erik is looking good! After losing 164 pounds on The Biggest Loser,
Bill Germanakos was chosen as the winner of Season 4. And, like past winners, Germanakos faced big
challenges after returning home, telling Today in 2009, “I’m a morbidly obese person in a fit body. I’m hungry all the time.” By the end of 2010, he told Newsday that he
was “maintaining about 120 pounds off [his] weight loss.” Even though he had yet to hit his goal weight
of 205 pounds, he was working out and inspiring others to get fit. Today, he promotes healthy living and education
via his social media. For the first time in Biggest Loser history,
a woman was crowned the winner in Season 5. When Ali Vincent first appeared on the show,
she weighed 234 pounds, dropping to a slim 112 pounds by the finale. Although she maintained her new body for seven
years, she started putting weight back on in 2015. Vincent revealed on OWN that she had been
assaulted while getting a massage that year, admitting that she dealt with her feelings
through mindless eating and drinking. She said, “I don’t share this story of me being assaulted
because it’s an excuse or something I’m dwelling on, it’s something that I’m working through.” Since The Biggest Loser, Vincent has gotten
married and started a family. In 2008, Michelle Aguilar lost 110 pounds
to win The Biggest Loser, Season 6. People reported at the time that Aguilar lost
over 45 percent of her body weight, and at her final weigh-in, she was 132 pounds. Even though she no longer discloses the number
on her scale, she said coming home from the ranch was even more challenging than filming
the show. She told Life Today, “A candy bar is just 99 cents away from you
and you can choose that. That, I think, is when the struggle really
comes in.” “When I would get really upset or depressed,
I thought well if I could just get something really good to eat, then it’ll make me feel
better.” In January 2019, Aguilar shared pics from
2009 and 2019, looking just as happy as she did back then. At 48 years old, Season 7’s Helen Phillips
was the oldest person to ever win the competition. Having shed 140 pounds, her end weight was
just 117. She told Today in 2009, “Never in a million years did I think I was
going to win. I thought I was either going to die here the
first month or they were going to send me packing… but here I am.” By the time Phillips turned 51, she revealed
she was still exercising every day. “I have completely transformed my life.” When Danny Cahill was announced as the Season
8 winner, he was 239 pounds lighter than when he started. But while he may have headed into 2010 feeling
like “a million bucks,” by 2016, he had put back on over a hundred pounds. “When you gain weight back even when you’re
in school, it’s shameful. When you’re in front of America, then it’s
even, it’s ten times as shameful.” Through the process of losing and regaining
weight, Cahill’s metabolism had essentially come to a screeching halt. As The New York Times reported, he has to
eat a whopping 800 fewer calories than men of the same size, otherwise he will gain fat. At 526 pounds, Michael Ventrella was the heaviest
contestant to participate on the show. But by the end of Season 9, he had lost over
50 percent of his weight, making him the winner at 262 pounds. “I’m like an anomaly. It’s crazy. My body is just bouncing back, and I love
it.” Although he expected his life to change exponentially
after being crowned the Biggest Loser, things didn’t pan out as he had hoped. He went through his prize money quickly and
struggled to find footing in Los Angeles. Ventrella also started gaining weight immediately
after returning home. But despite putting on 20 pounds, he had firmly
set his sights on bodybuilding. As of 2018, Ventrella is an independent associate
of Isagenix, which specializes in weight loss products. Season 10 winner, Patrick House, once told
People, “Had it not been for Biggest Loser, I could
be 500 [pounds]. I could be dead, I could have had a heart
attack.” During his time on the show, House lost 205
pounds and trimmed down to a slim 219 pounds by the season finale. Six years later, he’d gained back nearly 50
pounds, but he doesn’t hold the show responsible. He claims, “The weight I have gained back is directly
proportional to my time focused on diet and gym time. The only place to point the finger is at the
man in the mirror. Maintenance is tough, but it’s not impossible.” “We need to steer clear of this aisle. There’s nothing good over here for us.” In 2017, Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series shared
a video of House participating in their 2017 New Orleans marathon, confirming that the
Season 10 winner “continues to embrace an active lifestyle.” “Actually came in first and second, we won
season 11 of NBC’s the Biggest Loser.” “High five for us.” The winner of Season 11, Olivia Ward originally
appeared on the show weighing 261 pounds. By the finale, she was clocking in at 132
pounds, and remains one of the very few Biggest Losers who has maintained their finale weight. “This has been such a life changing thing
for me, and I’ve been so thankful that I’ve been able to hang onto it for almost five
years.” In 2017, she shared photos of herself from
2001 and 2017, writing, “It’s never too late… if you want a change
go and get it. I feel better at 41 than I ever did at 21.” Ward continues to work on her fitness goals
by also working as a senior SoulCycle instructor in Atlanta. “Don’t let life just pass you by. Why not you, why not now?” When Season 12 began in 2011, John Rhode stepped
onto The Biggest Loser scale weighing 445 pounds, and went on to capture fans’ attention
with his dramatic 220-pound weight loss. He revealed to Today in 2014 that he’d gained
50 pounds since the finale, but also became the owner of a CrossFit gym in Arizona. “Crossfit is all about total fitness. You’re prepared for anything. You can adapt and overcome. I’m here so I can learn and so I can share
with others.” Nearly 200 pounds lighter, Jeremy Britt walked
away the winner of The Biggest Loser Season 13. “Lemme start with saying I hate burpees.” When Digital Spy asked how he planned to keep
the weight off, Britt explained, “All these things that I’ve learned have helped
me to do that going forward here… If I do something that keeps me in the public
eye, it just keeps me accountable.” However, in the years since his big win, Britt
has kept an incredibly low profile. But according to a Facebook post in 2017,
Britt is likely busy with family life. Danni Allen started her weight loss journey
at 258 pounds and clocked 137 at her final weigh-in. The Season 14 winner revealed to Today that,
by 2014, she’d gained a little over ten pounds back, but she’d also become a managing partner
of a yoga studio, a motivational speaker, and even ran her first marathon. “What you can do in just a year can truly
shock you.” Allen continues to encourage others to get
fit and works on her own fitness goals, despite having been diagnosed with polycystic ovarian
syndrome in 2016, a condition she’s likely had her whole life. In an interview with Fox 32, Allen also revealed
that “losing so much weight so quickly” on The Biggest Loser had some unintended consequences,
possibly impacting fertility. “Your fat cells are full of estrogen, I lost
over 140 pounds worth of estrogen.” Despite her challenges, she continues to live
a healthy lifestyle and strives to bring awareness to P.C.O.S. Rachel Frederickson, arguably the most controversial
winner of The Biggest Loser, took home a $250,000 grand prize after going from 260 pounds to
105 pounds in Season 15. But many viewers were concerned that she’d
lost too much weight. After having shed 60 percent of her body weight,
she revealed to People, “Maybe I was a little too enthusiastic in
my training to get to the finale.” “It’s that moment where I had to say, ‘I’m
gonna embrace being me and being different.'” She also denied having an eating disorder
as some had speculated at the time, according to the mag. By April 2014, Frederickson revealed to Us
Weekly that she had put on around 20 pounds, announcing, “I think I’m at my perfect weight!” Frederickson has stayed out of the limelight
since 2016, but she was looking happy and healthy at that time. After being named winner of Season 16, Toma
told Us Weekly, “It’s so mind-boggling and overwhelming, I
look in the mirror and I still have a hard time recognizing myself. Knowing that I’ve lost, in the last year,
over 200 pounds, it’s just amazing.” Toma revealed that he started the show at
366 pounds, but that he was 377 pounds at his heaviest. Clearly, even he couldn’t believe his extreme
weight loss. By 2016, though, Toma revealed in a Facebook
post that his weight was “starting to creep up” on him after sustaining a calf injury
a few months prior. In an effort to avoid returning to his previous
weight, he hosted a diet bet to lose the weight he’d gained. The Season 16 winner hasn’t spoken publicly
about his weight since, but shares parts of his life on Instagram. Although viewers weren’t aware of it at the
time, Roberto Hernandez would be the last person to ever win The Biggest Loser. Hernandez weighed 348 pounds when he first
appeared on the 17th and final season of the show, and by the end, he’d lost 160 of those
pounds, weighing in at 188. “It wasn’t about the money. It was all about making a transformation that
I wanted and be that father that I wanted.” Six months after the finale aired, Hernandez
told the Chicago Tribune that he’d put back on about 40 pounds, but had also just run
his first half-marathon. The weight didn’t worry him, he said, because
he had been eating more carbs and building muscle. And while many have faulted the show for the
seemingly inevitable weight gain that often follows, Hernandez claims he’s holding himself
accountable, instead. Although he says that maintaining his weight
has been the most difficult thing he’s had to overcome, as of 2019, according to him,
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100 thoughts on “What The Winners Of The Biggest Loser Look Like Now

  1. people need to realise that a diet is suppose to kickstart a sustainable lifestyle. Not a one time thing and then you go back to your overeating and late night snacking

  2. Can't throw a stone without hitting a fat person. Forget about processed food and don't eat when your not hungry.

  3. A person doesn’t get to weigh 300, 400, or 500 pounds without— problems. And for most, those problems still exist. So a person that loses a ton of weight has a few more demons to deal with than most. Given the commercials and availability of bad food — I’m often amazed that everyone doesn’t weigh 500 pounds, though.

  4. Intermittant fasting will help raise basal metabolic rate and reduce possibility of re-gaining weight lost.

  5. losing weight is about the mindset. that is why most people want others to be there to force them to do it. it is VERY hard to chaneg your mindset. the show doesn't even last 3 months, if you are weak mentally then it is easy to go back to your old habits. someone should help the ones overweight first, but then train them enough, let them cook and make the meals themselves, let them see how much to eat and help them for a few months and then you will get used to it. they should teach them about cheat days.

  6. Fuck that show, it is terrible for their joints and it never taught them how to maintain a healthy lifestyle.

  7. Biggest. Looser. Does. Not. Work!!! You can’t just take away half your life, and the way you live and eat in 6 weeks! It doesn’t work like that, it won’t last! Okay, it almost never last, there are people who are the exception.

  8. İ wish this show kept a track on the contestants ,if the losers don't change their life style & only diet for duration of the program it's inevitable they will pile back on the pounds.It all starts in the mind. Every thing we do is from Habit. My hats off to these guys for working so hard to achieve their goals 👏👏👏

  9. Eating burgers once a week won't make u fat similarly eating clean once a week won't make u fit,its consistency that's the key,

  10. Will power is all it is it's easy to have will power when you're getting pushed to lose weight but other people but when they go away the thoughts start to kick in I bet.

  11. OMG I totally thought starving yourself and doing it in a perfect environment doesn't work. Quick Fix Sheeple!

  12. Its not easy to under-eat… But it can be lot easier to over-eat… So yeah thats why Fat Pride should be banned

  13. Lots of weight losing diets misinform people, that diet is NOT temporary thing, is life time change. That means, that you must change you eating habits for rest of your life not only when loosing weight. That's why they say you lose weight fast you gain all back, that because people losing fat fast never change eating habits is simle not enough time to do that, that's why weight comes back with extra pounds. In dieting period body falls in to kind of "self safe state" and weight comes back with+++. Losing slow people changing eating habits as well and to get fat again little less chance. Before begin any fat lose diet you should get ready to change food you eat every day for rest of your life and never come back to it. Are ready? If not, dont even start it.
    P.S. I lost over 100 pounds 8 years ago, I'm free from sugar and any fast carbs, it took time, but "monkey" off my back. Sugar and any fast food with fast useless carbs is addiction like drugs, no difference. If you understand that will be easier to know that when your brane tells you "I deserve burger or candy" it speaks YOUR ADDICTION.

  14. I don’t think anyone who needs professionals in fitness to help them lose weight should ever be a motivational speaker. I’d rather get advice from someone who did it on their own.

  15. Why dont you mention Damien and Nicole. It was a beautiful story- and Damien’s shocking death was a huge (no pun intended) story. Shame on you for not mentioning Damien. He n Nicole was America’s sweethearts. Ps: They told me ALLLLL about how unhealthy it was there. Starving and using excessive pain killers for overuse inniries. Competitors spendinf hours in a steamroom foe the finale. My friend fainted in finale weekend. Your show SUCKS!!!!$

  16. People that always say, diet pills dont work, or crash dieting dont work, you gain all your weight back after you crash and binge, are full of crap! It makes no difference HOW you lose weight, eventually, wether its pills, that helped spurn ya on, or just eating healthy, during that time, theres gonna be a time when you get to the weight you want, then, your gonna hafta not slip back into old eating habbits, period! It does hafta be a lifestyle, of eating healthy or right, for the most part, you can binge, or mess up for a few days even a week or two, but ya hafta reign it back in before ya start to gain alot back! Best thing is to have a short cut off of gain, that you set a limit to! Maybe its 5, 10, or 15 before that buzzer starts going off in your head, DANGER DANGER!! No, diet pills are no worse then anything else!

  17. Ive recently discovered The Onion wasn’t real. Now I see this and I think 🤔 I don’t know what’s real anymore

  18. While I do not suffer from excess weight personally, I loved this show for how many people it motivated to find better health and wellness in their own lives.

  19. Being a father fucker in general is just as much of a mental disorder as it is a physical order.
    Fat people grow fat kids and the cycle just perpetuates.
    It's all excuses, people are just fucking fat lazy fuckers!

  20. At the end of the day it's all about MINDSET MINDSET MINDSET MINDSET.

    That's what I always ask my peers who's into this kind of weight loss journey. If a person wants to do good, he will do good.

  21. If you're "hungry all the time" you're either a greedy f'ing pig, or have a metabolism problem. Either way, try a ketogenic lifestyle. You will NEVER be hungry on keto if you do it correctly.

  22. God bless them. They're still winners. THEY DID NOT lack will power- the science hadn't yet caught up yet in order for them to know that it's an endocrine/hormone issue versus the false mantra of "calories in versus calories out". ALL CALORIES ARE NOT THE SAME. If you eat 50 calories of grass-fed meat versus 50 calories of bread, your body has two varying hormonal responses with insulin, leptin etc..Check out this MD's personal experience where he explains it more and DON'T GIVE UP! 🙂 >>>

  23. Interesting to see that it is the female winners who are the real badasses!!! Being strong and able to keep up their fitness and great looks👏👏👏 and the men….. just failed

  24. WEIGHTLOSS IS ALL DIET: The painful workouts are good theater for TV shows, but unnecessary for weight loss. Exhibit "A":
    Fasting, intermittent fasting, or a low carb / high fat diet is the way to go.

  25. They were doomed. You cant lose all that weight so fast and not effect your metabolism or leptin. Your body fights you to regain that weight.

  26. I blame everything the coaches & the show in general gave them, all the idea and strategies.
    They were told to eat less calories and move more . Their diets & food pattern consisted of eating high carbohydrate meals almost 3-4x a day. They focused on just watching the number on the scale drop with loads of cardio. Anyone who has ever lost weight knows that theres a difference between “FAT loss” and in general weightloss. slower the “weightloss” the less likely you are to gain it back . These people were set up to “fail” . The whole show is a fraud company. Want to lose weight (FAT) ? Doing loads of cardio and eating small portions of high sugary processed foods like carbs wont do it for ya , 15% of weightloss is done at the gym, 75% is in the kitchen, or BETTER in your own BODY!! FAST PEOPLE , stop falling into the lies of eating 3 times everyday!!! You will never break your food addiction if your constantly spiking your insulin & eating uncontrollably. Weightlifting , Fasting & Keto saved my life , im 16 & ive lost 75lbs in 1 year ! Way less in a longer time but , you know what? I have not yoyo’ed .

  27. I hate that show. It was so demoralizing. Most of the contestants just gained the weight back immediately, bc that fast weight loss push doesn't last. I'll never forget when one of the contestants GOT PNEUMONIA and decided to take a break to recover, and the trainer told him he was ASHAMED of him for resting!!! He could have killed the poor guy! I'm so glad the guy chose to ignore the trainer & go ahead and rest. But he looked so ashamed of himself for resting, which he shouldn't have been made to feel. I wanted to just slap the shit out of that trainer.

  28. This. This is why intermittent fasting works and this old idea of calories in and calories out, with calorie burning…DOESN'T WORK IN THE LONG RUN.

  29. "Dieting" should never be about how much you weigh. It should focus on changing your eating habits and becoming accountable for what you put in your body.

  30. People who lose all that weight and just put it back on all have one thing in common. They didn’t lose the weight for themselves.

  31. I just noticed…the female winners maintained their weight but most of the men regained their weight. Maybe women are more disciplined or they just value good health more than men.

  32. As you get older it is harder to sustain a healthy weight. Your metabolism drops or slows down I should say. I'm not saying it's inpossible. But it probably is harder. At least they are trying! That's the good part 🙂 stay strong out there. You got this. We all have to just stay active in life. Even just walking is great for the body. Xo

  33. I tell you a secret.
    Two years ago I gave up all processed food.
    The weight fell off.
    But the problem is that E numbers are addictive, like drugs.
    You have to go cold turkey !.
    The good news if after two years, If i go to eat fast food due to it containing E numbers, it makes me ill, as my body cannot deal with them.

  34. At 61, I weigh the same as I did 30 years ago, without dieting. I can eat whatever I want and I don't need to exercise to lose weight.

  35. I think that there is too much stress put on the extreme exercise. You have to change your lifestyle and incorporate some exercise but I don't believe that extreme stuff works for most people, it is just too much to keep up with in day to day life.

  36. they dont get it at all, losing the weight means nothing, the reason the weight is there in the first place means everything, if that can't be fixed, they will never keep the weight off, most obese people are not fat because they are lazy, they are fat because they are damaged inside in some way or another

  37. LCHF. Very tasty. Don't feel "HANGRY" (Hungry and Angry). Don't crave sugar. Prevents Type 2 diabetes and there's a lot of eveidence at preventing major diseases.

  38. Fat people will go back to being fat because they have no self control and are lazy once they don't have a person yelling at them to be healthy

  39. Sometimes It doesn't matter what I eat I need something sweet (biscuit,powdered sugar, cake) does anyone know how to handle this weird feeling to eat sweets.

  40. I met Danny Cahill at a health fair in Fort Dodge Iowa. I didn't know who he was but after he told me his story I bought his book. He autographed it for me! He is a really nice guy!

  41. all of these proof that the 'calories in and out' principle is complete BS and this is not how our bodies work. the principle is wrong in its core. Yes when you're young you will lose a few kilos here and there but as experience shows – all of it will be back and some more on top.- it's simply *unsustainable*, you're just constantly HUNGRY and exhausted and can't live your life like that. The problem is that we STILL refuse to acknowledge the underlying problem of the weight gain. Doctors and trainers still ignore all the research data and sticking to the old practices that we know – DO NOT WORK. Obesity, stubborn weight and easy weigh gain are a SYMPTOM (not the cause) of something deeper thats going on in the body. In my personal opinion and observation almost 90% excess weight problems are due to excessive sugars/carbs/toxins/additives and insulin issues (insulin resistance, diabetes, sugar toxicity etc). We know for a fact from the studies – the more you cut down on calories – the more your body slows down your metabolism, the less fat you can burn long term – therefore all the weight gets back as soon as the calorie intake being increase back to normal. In order to 'fix' the weight we gotta look deeper and be fixing the underlying cause, the core problem why the body stores fat – insulin and other environmental and food toxicities. If you're interested, go watch Dr Jason Fung presentations on diabetes and weight loss, he speaks about a few studies and mechanisms that give us a better understanding how we gain and store fat. Also Dr Eric Berg. We need fats in our diets to feel full, we need good amounts of food to be able to absorb all the necessary nutrition etc for the energy and general health. cutting down on calories and driving yourself to death at the gym is not the answer! Learn about healthy weight loss without starvation and vitamin/mineral deficiencies, learn about stress and toxins, learn about the benefits of low carb low toxin diets, learn about 'clean' keto, observe your body, make sure it feels GOOD cause otherwise life becomes a nightmare. take your time and research, take responsibility, don't be lazy, don't wait until tomorrow, don't torture yourself with stupid nonsense diets. Go and watch Dr Jason Fung and Dr Berg RIGHT NOW!.

  42. 8:30 – Polycystic ovarian syndrome – most likely a sign of insulin resistance issue, weight gain +PCOS almost always go hand in hand… the real problem of the weigh gain (insulin sensitivity and sugar metabolism) never got fixed – PCOS kept on flourishing. 'Calories in calories out' principle might have helped to shred a few kilos but nothing really changed inside the body. all the problems why she's got that weight in the first place are still there, thus PCOS issue.

  43. There's no such thing as your metabolism "coming to a screeching halt". You burn an X amount of calories, based on your height and weight. You can't MAKE energy out of thin air.

  44. It's not the speed at which they lost the weight that's the problem. It's the wrong diet. The calories in calories out paradigm is false. It's about insulin. Look up Dr. Jason Fung.

  45. This video should wake everybody up to the fact that dieting and exercise this way is simply not effective.
    Anybody with any brains realizes that dieting and exercise don't work. All these people lose the weight, and gain it back again.

  46. Stop carbs, thats it! Nothing too have to do massive exercising at a gym, not eating good, satiated meals because you must cut calories is a lie! Eat great foods, excellent foods and calories aren't part of thinking dieting, and simply do some walking 3 days a week. Understand that 1 gram of fat is twice the calories of 1 gram of carbs, throw refined sugars and fructose corn syrups out with the garbage and find how many great tastes there are with out having to even think about them after kicking the carbs and the sugar poisons out!

  47. So why is it the shows fault that they gained the weight back?

    We as human beings(me included) have a thing of not taking responsibility for the daily decisions that we make that have an impact on our body in this case!

  48. I've lost weight and became the idea of fitness but it was never worth it. I think that is why most people who regain weight experience. I never felt it was worth it and was never happy.

  49. Have any of you ever been on a diet and a friend or co-worker kind of give you the 'side eye'? When I would go to lunch with my best friend at the time, I almost felt pressured to order something not as healthy as I wanted to. And, I think she felt pressure to order something that she really didn't want so that it wouldn't make her 'look bad'. LOL. I was just focused on staying on my diet and really enjoyed the healthier food, but I could feel a little tension. And, even some extended family members, at family gatherings,  would encourage you to eat badly instead of praise you for trying to get healthy! Go figure!

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