HUMMELS WHARF — After winning the 2012 NBC hit television show, "The Biggest Loser," by dropping more than 200 pounds, Jeremy Britt continues to put himself through a rigorous exercise program because, well, he’s addicted.
Britt, 23, of Michigan, recently made an appearance at Planet Fitness in Hummels Wharf to promote healthy living and exercise and said he wanted people to understand that losing weight can be easy if you have the will power.
"When I was on the show, we would work out seven days a week," he said.
"It was 7 a.m. until 7 p.m., non-stop at times."
Britt said one of the biggest things he learned was eating healthy foods will make you healthy, even if you have to force yourself to change.
"I hated vegetables before I went on the show," he said. "And now that’s all I eat."
Britt said the first step is cleaning out your system.
"It’s tough when you are used to the foods you like," he said.
"Then you have to change your diet and start to look more and more at what you’re putting in your body."
Britt learned to get away from packaged foods and move toward fresh foods.
Experts say the best way to food shop is shop the perimeter of grocery stores.
"They are right," he said.
"That’s where the best foods for the body are."
The worst thing a person can eat is fast food, he said.
"Who doesn’t like it?" he asked. "Everyone loves it, and it was one of the first things I guess I missed, but I learned to just stay away from it."
Britt said after he began to learn eating habits, he then started to learn work out routines.