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 Telegraph 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.