Laura Denoux’s Amazing Weight Loss
Losing Weight gives you a lot of confidence!
TV celebrity Laura Denoux of NBC’s Biggest Loser series talks with People, about emotional eating and physical exercise while injured! A lot of people are exercising with injuries and maybe suffer from emotional eating problems. Laura life has improved since leaving the ranch after loosing so much weight. She has a new boyfriend and a new career. Check out Laura’s advice from this great interview.
How is your hip feeling and what are your workouts routines like?
“I’m much better. My workouts mainly consist of going to physical therapy and cardio, which is limited to spinning on the bike or doing sit-down cardio because I can’t put any pressure or weight on my hips. My hip is still fractured. … So mainly, it’s just upper body weights, the bike and swimming, but I prefer being in a gym and listening to my music.”
With Jillian’s help, were you able to work through the emotional issues and get to the bottom of why you gained weight?
“Yes, one thing was my father passing away from cancer when I was 15. I was filling that emptiness with food. My parents were divorced since I was 5 and being on my own as an only child, I was always looking for food as a comfort. I always related food with my emotional self and now I’m learning that I can’t use food as an emotional crutch anymore.”
How else has your social life changed since you’ve lost weight?
“I have started to date somebody and so far everything is looking pretty good. I’m just a happier person and I think that everybody is seeing that. I go out and have fun. I like to shop. Before I would make excuses not to go out. I’m more comfortable and have more confidence and I know who I am now, whereas before I wasn’t so sure.”
What is the biggest lesson you learned about food and diet?
“Before the show, my diet consisted of eating out a lot and you never know what the restaurants are putting in the food, if they’re using oil or butter or salt or sauces. Now I’ve learned to cook my own food and I’ve really been able to cut down on my calorie intake by not eating out as much. Something that I like to eat that I made up at the Ranch is this spicy shrimp dish. Shrimp is extremely low in calories. I just use Cholula hot sauce, Mrs. Dash Southwest Chipotle, I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter spray, and it’s [like] something you’d get at a restaurant!”