Thin It to Win It Weight Loss Competition |

Thin It to Win It Weight Loss Competition

Steve Wells
Overall female winner Vanessa Porterfield lost 28.5 pounds.

The Thin It to Win It Weight Loss Competition at New Castle Family Fitness and Midland Fitness had a simple premise: lose as much weight as possible in six weeks. No body fat test, no measurements, no weird diet food, just overall weight loss.

Rob O’Leary, Eric Gadzinski and Lana Jeffryes won the overall competition, and $3,000. They had a total loss of 124.75 pounds, equal to 14.7 percent of their original body weight.

The best overall percentage of weight lost female individual competitor was Vanessa Porterfield, who lost 28.5 pounds, or 12.7 percent of her original body weight.

The best overall percentage of weight lost male individual competitor was Dave Fiskus, who lost 39.5 pounds, or 15.6 percent of his original body weight.

Contestants reduced the amount they ate (total calories) and improved the composition of their food as well. It helped to eat whole foods when on a restricted calorie diet.

Here are some more of the winners’ common behaviors that may inspire and motivate you:

They all exercised consistently at the gym and/or at home, every day.

All of the top finishers controlled their portions and regulated calories.

None of them followed any specific diet plan.

They all committed entirely.

They all like friendly competition.

They all had their team mates and weigh-ins at the gym to account to.

Collectively, 105 contestants lost 1,355 total pounds, an average of 13 pounds per contestant.

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