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The Biggest Loser Australia – Heaviest Contestant Ever To Join Show

The Biggest Loser Australia will have the ignominy of have the heaviest contestant ever on the show. This is the heaviest person on the show anywhere in the world. That’s right we have managed to beat the Americans in something.

Kevin Moore who is 27 years old will be joining the show tonight and competing with his mother.

The Daily TelegraphΒ doesn’t give away what he actually ways but does say his waist is 266 cm in circumference. Also they don’t say why he was entering the show this week, rather than at the beginning last week. Maybe they thought it would be unsafe for him to jump off the cliff!

The Daily Telegraph writes:

Moore was told by doctors he would be dead by his 40th birthday if he continued eating an estimated 27,418 kilojoules (6553 calories) every day.

On an average day, he would skip breakfast but eat chicken schnitzel or a meat pie and chips for lunch, while downing two litres of calorie-laden fizzy drink. For dinner he would cook up to a kilo of mince to go with pasta and dish up portions twice the size he served to his girlfriend Julie Tran and her brother Henry, with whom he lives.

Then he would polish off another litre of fizzy drink, two bags of lollies and two ice creams, plus maybe a large bag of crisps.

Moore says there is no one to blame but himself for his weight gain, and believes the only psychological reason could be that he was told to eat everything on his plate when he was a child.

“Psychologically, now if I see a plate of food that hasn’t been finished, I have to eat it,” he says.

“It’s been so my entire life. Every year I have got older, I have got bigger – nothing drastic has happened to trigger it. I was always a lazy kid, I am still lazy, but I’m trying to get out of that.”

Moore’s condition was so bad he had to sleep upright as he couldn’t breathe when lying down – his body weight was literally suffocating him.

Making his debut on the Channel 10 show tonight, Moore says it was emotional getting on the scales in front of the other contestants. “I was very concerned about what the number would be. I walked into that room and there were people a lot smaller than me and they were on Biggest Loser,” he says.

“I didn’t feel too good about being the heaviest contestant in the show’s history, considering we think America is the country with all the obese people.”

Moore is taking part in the series with his mother Rosemary Reynolds, 54.

Since filming began last year, the call centre worker says one of his biggest achievements so far has been putting on his own socks, as well as using a smaller bath towel and being able to talk on the phone without getting breathless.

Moore’s diet has now been completely revamped, ditching sugar and heavy carbs and instead including lean meat and vegetables. He also exercises every day.

“My partner is absolutely stoked, the quicker I can lose my weight the faster I can go travelling overseas with her, which we really want,” he says. “The other great thing is with the way the menu’s changed in the house, she has started losing weight as well.”

It will be interesting to see how he goes and see his transformation.

The Biggest Loser Australia on TEN at 7.30pm on Sunday, Monday and Tueday nights.

17 comments

1 Golo i Wesolo { 03.24.13 at 3:55 pm }

lol, fatty.

Now excuse me while I get my smokin’ 55kg bod to the gym.

2 Sue { 03.24.13 at 4:24 pm }

I’m not watching TBL anymore. I loved the show. I always pretended the over-production wasn’t there, and pretended that the trainers really did believe in what they were doing, but this year they’ve gone too far.

Those trainers are health experts. They KNOW this method of losing weight is bad for you!! I hate that they participate in the encouragement of it. :(

As for the production, yeah SURE the Commando’s jet just *coincientally* arrived back at the same time they got the skip over the line. SURE!! NOT!

The youngest in there this year is WAY too young and will wreck their growing body.

But the last straw was the way they advertised this new guy coming in. Like he was this massive freak, like the Elephant Man. “OOOH look at his giant ankles he’s MAMMOTH!!”. Disgusting.

3 brain dead dave { 03.24.13 at 6:09 pm }

Sleeping upright? Not many people would stand for that.

Spot on , RR. Big Kev would have caused a tsunami at Cholesterol Cliff. I reckon he’s 240 kilos.

4 SB { 03.24.13 at 7:11 pm }

“…believes the only psychological reason could be that he was told to eat everything on his plate when he was a child.”

I’m sorry, but generations of kids have grown up with the rule of finish everything on your plate, or even you don’t get ice-cream if you don’t finish your broccoli. At the end of the day, he is still choosing to eat the way he does.

God help Channel 10 when this guy keels over from a heart attack or a stroke mid-training-session. Although, that’s probably what they’re hoping for – Ratings Gold.

5 Emma { 03.24.13 at 10:01 pm }

I was always told as a child to finish up everything on my plate and I haven’t become obese – quite the opposite actually.

I still finish up my food but the difference is that I eat very healthily, as opposed to what this guy eats every day! Yuck!

6 Sandii { 03.25.13 at 6:50 am }

I worry for these people. The lovely old guy who lost 14 kgs in the week then was reduced to tears because he had been too sick to train harder. Or the guy who lost about 6 kgs apologizing because he had sneaked some apples and ham. This weight loss is too extreme and unmaintainable.

7 Joseph Skyrim { 03.25.13 at 8:57 am }

@Sandii (6) – I think the “lovely old guy” who keeps training to exhaustion (and by extension his kid) are the ones least to be worried about. The true trick is the lifestyle change -after- the show, and so far I think they’re the only two who are going to handle it.

8 Culinary Boner { 03.25.13 at 11:10 am }

Given Kevin’s self-declared mission to “eat everything on his plate” his mum should have invested in this labour saving option – http://www.ifood.tv/blog/dispose-your-plate-by-eating-it-too

And its sustainable…
well only for the environment, not the eater.

Though once Pete Evans gets onto this caper and releases a range of biodynamic spelt and activated almond edible plates that could all change.

3 Litres of soft drink a day, Kev!?
FFS. Swap that for bundy & coke zero mate and at least you’d be so pissed your poor hand-to-eye coordination would guarantee you can’t spend all day feeding ya face. The kilos would melt away.

9 Georgie { 03.25.13 at 11:24 am }

I feel really sorry for these people that they’d agree to make their personal struggle a source of entertainment.

Apparently 100 laughs a day is equal to 10 minutes exercise so I’m doing my bit to help everyone get fit.
http://www.curiositiesbydickens.com/wp-content/uploads/11-feet-too-short.jpg

10 Georgie { 03.25.13 at 11:43 am }

CB I’m sure there’s a joke – “I’m so hungry I could eat my plate” or the cutlery or the whole table setting?

I just found some others –
I’m so hungry I could eat a cow between 2 bread vans.
I’m so hungry I could eat the hind leg of the Lamb of God.
I’m so hungry I could eat a bucket of chips and a small whale.

11 brain dead dave { 03.25.13 at 12:05 pm }

Kev’s Mum must have used hub cabs for plates. I’m reminded of ex contestant Cosi who’d eat the wrappers off cupcakes as he was too lazy to get up and walk to the bin.

Kev spits the dummy tonight after not even one minute walking/stomping on a treadmill. Good to see the psychobabbling Michelle and Shannan being sworn at and sledged already.

I think as many of the fatties are motivated by the prize money and glaze of reality tv as sensible weight loss .The wimpy “alliances ” will soon appear.

12 Georgie { 03.25.13 at 12:25 pm }

You actually make it sound worth watching bdd πŸ˜€

13 brain dead dave { 03.25.13 at 2:09 pm }

Until MKR returns, Georgie, beggars can’t be choosers.

To entice the viewer that this is actually worth watching, Ch 10 are billing tonight as “The Big Kev Bust Up”. Kev ‘s yelled at and even physically parodied by Shannan following quitting after a minute on the treadmill.

14 Culinary Boner { 03.25.13 at 2:36 pm }

Sounds like I should tune in, bdd.

Here’s a tip to CHOICE. If you ever need to run the world’s most rigorous road-test of treadmills (and other gym gear) then simply sign a deal with “Biggest Loser” – the equivalent of the Dakar rally when it comes to wear and tear on gym equipment.

15 brain dead dave { 03.25.13 at 2:45 pm }

Big Kev’s treadmill took one minute at 250 odd kilos without smoke visibly billowing out of it.

16 Daisy { 03.25.13 at 10:19 pm }

BDD@13 Na, even without MKR I still can’t watch this train wreck. No SVU so I’ve taken to watching Taggart recordings and paying for it by speaking Scottish in my head for the following few hours. Ay Jeckie!

17 Tim { 04.05.13 at 3:31 pm }

I agree with the fact that forcing yourself to eat everything on your plate can make you overweight. People who are naturally thin, eat when they get hungry, then stop eating when they are full. In Paul Mckenna’s ‘I can make you thin’ program, he says that if you force yourself to leave something left over on your plate when your eating a meal then it can help you lose weight.