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Carroll County Offering Seniors Weight Loss Program

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 WESTMINSTER, Md. (AP) — Five senior centers in Carroll County are now offering a weight loss challenge program based on the television show “The Biggest Loser.” 

The program in Carroll County is called “Lose 2 Win” and is inspired by the reality show that takes overweight contestants and puts them through a rigorous training program to lose weight. 

The sixth month “Lose 2 Win” program was developed by University of Maryland Food Supplement Nutrition Educator Terry Serio. Participants earn points they can redeem for prizes on the last day of class. They get a point for every pound lost as well as things like attending class and weighing themselves. 

So far 10 seniors have signed up for the program. 

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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