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First Biggest Loser Winner Gains Weight Back After Airing Of The Show

August 21, 2015 2 min read

Ryan C. Benson was the first ever winner of NBC's The Biggest Loser. He began the show at 330lbs and by the end had reached an incredible 208lbs. But after all was said and done, after the camera crews disappeared from his life, he was unable to maintain his loss. Eventually, he hit 345lbs -- even more than what he weighed before joining the show! [caption id="attachment_105873" align="alignnone" width="565"]Benson at 345lbs (left) and his current 295lbs (right) Benson at 345lbs (left) and his current 295lbs (right)[/caption] "I don’t think it’s impossible to do it (I’ve heard some contestants have kept the weight off), but it’s really, really hard," Benson explained, "for me, in the 10 years since the show, I’ve been up and down the scale. Working a desk job can be tough on your waistline unless you’re extremely disciplined." Benson lost his weight, on the program, over the course of 5 months which he freely admits would not be something most doctors would approve of. He believes he has been shunned by the show because he has admitted, publicly, to fasting and dehydrating himself to the point where he was urinating blood. [caption id="attachment_105874" align="alignnone" width="561"]Working out on the show. Working out on the show.[/caption] Benson told Yahoo! Health that the show helped him to discover his motivations and identify his triggers but that he was unprepared for what he would experience at home. "One thing I didn’t expect when the show ended was that for the next year or so, every time I’d go out to eat, or was in the grocery store, I’d feel like people were watching everything I ate, or watching what I put in my shopping cart," he recalled. "In hindsight, I know that wasn’t the case, but it sure felt like it!" Since the show, Benson has become a father -- he has twin daughters and a son, and wants to become a healthy example for his children. "Having gone through such a major transformation and the ups and downs of weight loss, I know that it’s a lifelong effort to remain healthy, and I’m willing to put in the effort," he said. loser2 The good news is that Benson has found his way to a truly healthy way of life and lost 50lbs with the goal of losing 80 more. He's been working on cutting out sugar, grains and dairy and is training for a triathlon! His advice to you: 'The best piece of advice I can offer is to remember that nothing happens overnight,' he said. 'It’s a process.' loser3 He's right. It didn't go on overnight, it can't come off that way either. Benson is a perfect reminder that if you do something that is unhealthy or unsustainable to lose weight quickly, it will come back. And there will likely be more of it. Take your time and build a healthy life! Source: Daily Mail Do you follow us on Instagram? [caption id="attachment_105751" align="alignnone" width="100"]snapchate code @BodyRockTV[/caption]

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