Matthew Emecheta

Dietician Pam Carr writes:

Matt has bad eating habits. His breakfast is usually from McDonald's. Lunch is fast food, and dinner is at a restaurant. Vegetables are not consumed routinely. The only fruit that he eats consistently is banana chips.

However, this is a high calorie snack. Beverage intake is whole milk, sodas, and sweet tea.

I recommended the following: (1)change from whole milk to reduced fat or skim milk, (2)change to diet sodas and, (3)unsweet tea, (4)keep food diary, (5)8 cups of water daily, (6)chew food slowly. 

Matt has been placed on a 2000 calorie diet.

Week Three

Matt actually gained 1 lb this week. His total weight loss stands at 10.4 lbs. Matt was not too disappointed. He has been working very hard. He admits to not exactly following the exercise physiologist exercise plan. He has been lifting a little more weight than prescribed. Matt is to follow up with the exercise physiologist regarding the exercise plan. Hang in there Matt. You still have nine more weeks to be the Biggest Loser!


Counselor Martha Rosado writes:

Matt is the Biggest Loser of the week with a weight loss of 4 lbs for a total of 14.4 lbs. This was a much needed morale boost since he gained last week.  Matt mentioned he was extremely hungry after exercise and that was trigger for him to overeat in the past. Pam, our dietitian suggested he eat a snack of a complex carbohydrate (like an apple or low-fat granola bar) before exercising. This will give you extra energy for the work-out and you won’t be so hungry afterwards.  Matt did an excellent job this week!  By focusing on a balanced exercise regime and following his meal plan (and not restricting calories too much)—he managed a big come back!!


Dietician Pam Carr writes:

Matt lost 3.2 lbs this week for a total of 17.6 lbs. He admits to being sick this week with what sounds like a stomach virus. Obviously, this has prevented him from exercising. He was only able to exercise 1 day this past week. Now that he is feeling better, I know that we are going to see great things.





Dietician Pam Carr writes:


Matt lost 1.4 lbs this past week for a total of 19 lbs. He lost a total of 14.5 inches. Matt was not very happy about his weight loss this week. However, he did feel better about the number of inches that he has lost. He did say that he has been giving about 83.2%, but he is ready to give 100%. I know that Matt can do this if he gives just a little more effort by recording his food intake and getting more out of his workout. He plans on meeting with the exercise physiologist today to make sure his exercise program is optimal. Hang in there Matt! You can have a great come back next week.





Dietician Pam Carr writes:


Matt had an awesome week too. He lost 5.4 lbs this past week for a total of 24.4 lbs. He admits that it does work if you keep up with how much you are eating. I believe that Matt has stepped it up a little with his exercise program too. Great job Matt. I knew that you could do it! Keep up the hard work.





Dietician Pam Carr writes:


Matt gained 2.4 lbs this week. His total weight loss is at 22 lbs. Matt has gotten off of track this week with his meal plan, and has been listening to other’s advice. I know that he just wants to do the very best. Matt stay focused on what the dietitian and exercise physiologist are instructing you to do. Remember to keep up with your calorie intake! I know that you can do this. You lost 5 lbs just last week. You can still finish strong. You have 4 more weigh-ins.




Dietician Pam Carr writes:


Matt made up for last week’s weight gain. He lost 5.4 lbs this week for a total of 27.4 lbs. I knew that Matt could do it. He just has to keep the food journal, watch the calorie intake, and continue with his exercise program. Great come back. Keep up the good work!





Dietician Pam Carr writes:


Matt lost 3.2 lbs this week for a total of 30.6 lbs. Matt has made some huge improvements in food choices since the beginning of the competition. I am very proud of his progress. Great JOB!