After years of being overweight (over 300 lbs) even with daily exercise habits in place, this participant made some serious lifestyle changes during the first few months of the program. He traded nightly bowls of ice cream (a habit he attributes to his grandmother always doing the same thing with him) for fruit, he traded bacon and sausage loaded breakfasts for cereal with low-fat milk and a banana. He not only reached his goal of losing 5-7% before the end of session 16, but he ALSO says he weighs the least he has since he can remember.