The American Idol champion has decided to join the NBC weight loss competition in his latest effort to shed the pounds.
Ruben Studdard has previously tried to lose the weight via intense dieting and calorie cutting. The singer told People:
I was losing weight, but I was exhausted. It was making me sick… I’m a big man. There was no way to do those workouts on that amount of food, so everything was contradicting itself.
After failing to reach his weight loss goal, Studdard turned to vegetarianism and healthier exercise habits that resulted in the loss of seventy pounds. Studdard joins The Biggest Loser as the show heads into its fifteenth cycle. Studdard further stated that he is comfortable with his weight, but is looking to ward off hereditary health problems.
Good luck, Ruben!