After Cutting Out Sugar, Steven Wishnoff Lost 165 Pounds

September 4, 2014 12:24 PM

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After Cutting Out Sugar, Steven Wishnoff Lost 165 Pounds

How I Gained It: I was always a big kid. I wasn't necessarily fat, but by the time I was 13 years old, I was 6 feet tall and wore a size 12 shoe. I grew an additional 1.5 inches in height from then, and thankfully my feet stopped growing at size 14. I had grown up with the nickname Hulk, partly for my size and partly for my freakish strength, but had we known of such things, I think I would have been called body dysmorphic. No matter what I weighed -- even in college with a 30-inch waist -- I thought I was fat.

My weight was up and down over the years until, at one point, having just come off a five-year stint playing a prisoner in the HBO series "Oz" and moving up in my day job as a senior producer for Nick at Nite and TV Land, I found myself at a whopping 405 pounds. I had severe sleep apnea and pre-diab...

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