Weight-loss competition in Downey

DOWNEY - A competition to see who in Downey can lose the most weight in 12 weeks will begin Thursday at the offices of Dr. John Hunt, 12900 Paramount Blvd.The program, based on TV's "The Biggest Loser," is a friendly competition and is designed to teach people about carbohydrates, protein, water, reading nutritional labels, exercise, properly shopping for groceries, and more. To join the competition, participants pay $29, which will be paid out in cash and prizes to the three who lose the most percentage of body fat at the end of the 12-week program. Participants will receive their own personal coach, free body analysis, nutrition and wellness education, plus group support. In a previous challenge, participants lost 158 pounds and 138 inches, and the payout was $600. The challenge will begin Thursday at noon. To register, call Ivett at (323) 974-5690. Each class is limited to 25 people.

********** Published: September 11, 2009 - Volume 8 - Issue 21