Chuck Carroll: Extreme Weight Loss... and Maintenance!
Chuck Carroll has one of the most dramatic and inspiring weight loss stories I've ever heard, and I am grateful to connect with him in service of sharing this story with the greater world!
At just 5' 6'' Chuck tipped the scales at 420 pounds at age 27. He tried all sorts of diets and programs, and in desperation, he turned to the gastric bypass procedure as a last resort. Most people who undergo this procedure regain their weight due to underlying lifestyle habits and food addictions... but not Chuck!
Chuck used this procedure to catapult him into a health and life transformation.
Chuck shares so much great information and inspiration in this conversation, including...
- The emotional rollercoaster that hid under food addiction and weight gain
- His experience with various diets, including the COOKIE DIET!
- The tipping point that led him to undergo the gastric bypass procedure
The power of intention and commitment after his operation
How the Vegan Lightbulb went off within him and what that ultimately did for his health and weight
Manifesting a job as the host of the Exam Room Podcast for Physician's Committee for Responsible Medicine
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Chuck Carroll is truly The Weight Loss Champion.
At just 5 feet 6 inches tall, Chuck weighed 420 pounds before radically changing his life.
Like so many others, he tried and failed countless times to lose weight. Any success he achieved was short-lived as the weight came pouring back on and then some.
Out of desperation, he decided to undergo gastric bypass surgery on Sept. 1, 2009. However, prior to the procedure he was convinced that the surgery would become like all the other failed attempts to lose weight. He thought at least he would go to his grave saying he tried everything.
Chuck was just 27 years old at the time and didn’t think he would live to see 30.
But then the unexpected happened. He woke up from the surgery and never looked back.
Although a critical component, the surgery proved only to be the first step in his journey. In fact, he only attributes 10 percent of his weight loss success to the procedure.
In just over a year, Chuck shed 265 pounds by conquering food addiction and devoting himself to a healthier lifestyle! He’s now maintaining the weight loss by eating a plant-based diet. Going vegan once seemed unthinkable to Chuck, but now it’s going back to eating processed meat and dairy that would be inconceivable.
The confidence he gained from the weight loss enabled him to pursue his dream of becoming a sports reporter. He has hosted a number of radio shows with NFL players where he was first given the title of “The Weight Loss Champion.” After the pair was featured in PCRM’s Teaming Up 4 Health campaign, Chuck had the opportunity to speak on Capitol Hill and share his remarkable journey.
Shortly thereafter, Chuck’s career took a twist when he became a reporter for the all-news CBS station in Washington. From there, he went on to anchor at NBC News Radio. Now he is delighted to be bringing his passion and talents to PCRM as host of The Exam Room™ podcast.