How I lost 150lb… one byte at a time: Once-obese teen writes weight-loss book inspired by concept of video games


How I lost 150lb – one byte at a time: Once-obese teen writes weight-loss book inspired by concept of video games

Halved weight: Taylor LeBaron, 18, has written a book about his extraordinary weight loss

Halved weight: Taylor LeBaron, 18, has written a book about his extraordinary weight loss

Morbidly obese: Taylor went from 297lbs to 147lbs, shedding half of his body weight

Morbidly obese: Taylor went from 297lbs to 147lbs, shedding half of his body weight

Challenge: Taylor devised an extreme weight loss programme that he turned into a game, mimicking the video games he loves

Challenge: Taylor devised an extreme weight loss programme that he turned into a game, mimicking the video games he loves

Work out: The Georgia native joined a gym to push his weight loss to the next level. He now maintains a weight of less than 150lbs

Work out: The Georgia native joined a gym to push his weight loss to the next level. He now maintains a weight of less than 150lbs

Opportunity: The teen says his dreams are coming true thanks to his new lifestyle. He was selected as a torch bearer for the 2010 Olympics

Opportunity: The teen says his dreams are coming true thanks to his new lifestyle. He was selected as a torch bearer for the 2010 Olympics