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Weight Loss Success Story: Comedian Lenny Clarke

by in Diets & Weight Loss, March 16, 2012

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Actor and comedian Lenny Clarke (star of Are You There, Chelsea? and Rescue Me) shed close to 200 pounds and has kept it off for 5 years. How’d he do it? I had the opportunity to chat with him about his weight loss success.

Q: You weighed 388 pounds, then went on Weight Watchers and lost 182 pounds. What was your “aha” moment that made you start taking action to lose weight?
Everything bad that I could do, I did do, including years of booze and drug abuse. To weigh myself, I had to go on a truck scale— at my heaviest it said 388 pounds. People were coming up to me and said “you look good” with horror in their eyes. They would rub my belly like Buddha and that was hurtful.

Even when I was filming my weight was an issue. During a scene in Fever Pitch, I was supposed to drive Jimmy Fallon to a baseball game. I was so fat I couldn’t fit behind the steering wheel and they needed to adjust it for me. When they shot There’s Something About Mary, I played the fireman who was supposed to come through the window to help Ben Stiller when he got himself stuck in his pants. I was too fat to fit through the window, so they needed to rewrite the scene.

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Diet Ratings: Good or Bad?

by in Diets & Weight Loss, Food News, June 3, 2011

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Consumer Reports recently released its latest diet ratings, with Jenny Craig topping the list. We dug deep to find out how they rated their diets — but based on findings, the real questions is should diet plans be rated at all?

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Weekly Bits: In Season Now

by in Reader Tips & Comments, January 16, 2010

Every week we post helpful tips from readers about how they’ve fit healthy eating choices into their lives. On this week’s menu: plenty of fresh winter produce. Plus, the inside scoop on a popular weight-loss plan.

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Diet 101: Weight Watchers

by in Diets & Weight Loss, January 11, 2010

With thousands of diets out there, knowing which plan is right (and safe!) for you can make your head spin. In this new series, we are looking at some of the most popular diets. This week: Weight Watchers.

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