Low-Carb Living Made Erik Chopin ‘The Biggest Loser’

Filed under: Television — @ December 16, 2006

Erik Chopin was forever changed by the low-carb lifestyle

When you are a 400+ pound man who gets to the point in your life that you consider having weight loss surgery to finally get your weight and health under control, then you’ve reached what many consider the pinnacle of desperation. But the sad reality is that people who have struggled with being overweight or obese for much of their lives feel like they don’t have any other choice to make, so they throw their hands up in the air and allow doctors to begin cutting away at their insides.

That’s exactly what Erik Chopin thought before he decided to be a contestant on Season 3 of the hit NBC reality television show “The Biggest Loser.” His decision and good fortune to be chosen to appear on the show representing the state of New York very well may have saved his life and health forever since he was just crowned the winner of that competition by losing an incredible 214 pounds, over half his body weight, while competing on the show.

Over the past nine months or so on the infamous California ranch with a team of professional trainers and nutritionists, Chopin learned along with his fellow contestants what life could be like eating healthy perhaps for the first time in his life, making better choices regarding fitness and nutrition, and genuinely soaking up life for all it was meant to be.

For Chopin, the turnaround in his health thanks to this show came none too soon as he was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes and other health ailments during his appearance on “The Biggest Loser.” Not surprisingly, Bob Harper (a fan of my blog!) and the nutritional staff put him on a sugar-free, low-carb weight loss program to help him effectively control his diabetes and later become the super slim man with the incredible physique he displays today.

As the owner of the popular North Babylon, NY-based restaurant called Emma’s Delicatessen, Chopin will always be surrounded by food and the allure to nibble. He didn’t get to be 407 pounds without something tempting him! Don’t you know all that food he served to his customers was his albatross. The good news is he can still enjoy the food he serves in his deli and stay on his low-carb lifestyle as long as he stays away from the bread and potato chips! :)

CONGRATULATIONS again to Erik Chopin on being named “The Biggest Loser” of Season 3 and I wish him well in the coming year and beyond as he seeks to keep his weight off forever by livin’ la vida low-carb. It’s a neverending battle, I tell people, but one worth fighting! I’m so proud of you, Erik! Keep fighting the good fight and NEVER EVER GIVE UP!

Click here to find out what Erik Chopin had planned to do to deal with his morbid obesity before becoming a contestant on “The Biggest Loser,” how he feels now that he has experienced such an amazing weight loss success, and what his newfound mission in life is now that his weight and health have been vastly improved.


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