Amazing Losers

Gym’ll Fix It: Amazing Loser Matt Wood

When you’re overweight and you want to start shedding pounds, the logical place to start is with what you eat. But what happens when your body starts to adjust to your new healthy way of eating and your weight stalls? This week’s Amazing Loser hit a plateau, but has found that joining the gym is the kickstart he needs. And it wasn’t as bad as he was fearing… Name: Matt Wood (ask

Nerd Do Well: Amazing Loser Atef Ben Nasser

We’ve all been there, sitting in science class stinking of BO and Lynx because we were too embarrassed to shower after PE. It’s a sad truth that overweight teens have to contend with all manner of bullying to cripple an already fragile self-image. But the nerds will conquer the world, as they say, and those of us who were stocky, shy and retiring in school are often the ones who

Amazing Loser Meirion Towell

Name: Meirion Towell (ask him anything on Talk) Location: Amsterdam Job: Process management expert at a major international Dutch bank Height: 5’9 (182cm) Age: 44 Highest weight: 264lbs (120kg) Lowest weight: 169lbs (77kg) Plan: Calorie counting and Herbalife   How did you get to the position where you needed to lose that weight? Just not taking care of myself properly – drinking too much beer, not exercising, only eating takeaway food, skipping breakfast and overeating during the

Amazing Loser Mark Ludlow

Name: Mark Ludlow (ask him anything on Talk) Location: Northwood (Middlesex) Job: Personal Trainer and Life Coach Facebook Instagram Twitter  Height: 6′ (183cm) Age: 35 Highest weight: 329lbs (149kg) Lowest weight: 187lbs (85kg) Plan: Calorie counting* *The first 8 stone, I calculated my Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR) and just made sure that I was in a calorie deficit each day, eating healthily but not being very calculated with the types of foods I was having. The last 2 stone

Amazing Loser James Smith

Name: James Smith (ask him anything on Talk) Location: Vancouver, Canada Job: Social media specialist, blogger and photographer (Website, Twitter) Height: 5’8” (173cm) Age: 33 Highest weight: 266lbs (120.7kg) Lowest weight: 174lbs (78.9kg) Plan: Calories in vs. calories out, low carb and lots of exercise   How did you get to the position where you needed to lose that weight? Years of overeating, making excuses to avoid exercise or sports, eating junk because it tasted good and not