‘The Biggest Loser’ Winner Jim DiBattista Shares How He’s Staying Fit After the Show

by Jeremy Spirogis
Jim DiBattista

Jim DiBattista isn’t letting the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic get in the way in which of his well being and health targets. The Philadelphia native not too long ago walked away with the highest prize on USA Network’s rebooted model of The Biggest Loser. Since returning residence 144 kilos lighter — and $100,000 richer — the youth soccer coach has been centered on dwelling a wholesome way of life, he mentioned in an interview with Showbiz Cheat Sheet. 

Jim DiBattista is doing digital exercises and meditating

Jim DiBattista
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With health facilities close to him closed, DiBattista, 47, has turned to digital exercises with a neighborhood CrossFit fitness center through the coronavirus lockdown. He’s additionally meditating each day and specializing in his eating regimen. The state of affairs isn’t nice, he admitted, however in some methods, he says, he was higher ready than many to manage through the present disaster.   

“I was quarantined during the show,” he mentioned. He says the teachings he discovered on The Biggest Loser are additionally serving to him proper now. 

“Here’s what I learned from the show,” he mentioned. “No matter what happens, no matter what curveball gets thrown at you, there’s something we can do every day to be healthy.”

DiBattista has actually embraced that philosophy. Since the present ended, he’s continued to drop some weight. He’s now at a complete lack of 160 kilos, placing him at his objective weight. The adjustments in his physique have given him the liberty to give attention to getting stronger and extra muscular in a approach that wasn’t attainable earlier than. 

Still, he mentioned, he’s prepared for issues to get again to regular. “I’m with the rest of the world. I’m over this … I miss the gym,” he mentioned.   

‘The Biggest Loser’ winner’s recommendation for staying wholesome in lockdown 

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DiBattista additionally has some recommendation for people who find themselves making an attempt to drop some weight and get match and are struggling whereas they’re caught at residence. 

First, he urges anybody who is perhaps experiencing a setback to “give yourself some grace during this period.” Perfection isn’t lifelike, he mentioned, however you can begin every day vowing to do your greatest and proper previous errors. 

In addition shifting your psychological outlook, folks can take concrete steps in relation to eating regimen and train, even when their routines have modified. 

You can management your parts. You can management what you’re consuming, what you’re placing in your physique. You can management your meditation,” DiBattista mentioned. 

Getting train remains to be attainable as effectively, although it won’t be the exercise you’re used to.  

“I’ve yet to see anywhere where you can’t just go outside and go for a walk,” he mentioned. “You don’t have to go to a gym … make yourself uncomfortable an hour a day. I don’t care if you do nothing but push-ups for an hour. You’re going to get something out of that.”

The Biggest Loser is at present just about casting for its subsequent season. 

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