Dr. Kevin Gendreau spent his days diagnosing others, but his own weight was causing him health problems, too. So, he decided to make a few changes that helped him whittle away a whopping 125 pounds to change his look – and his life.
Like many first-year college students, Gendreau headed to university and quickly gained weight. But his 50-pound gain was much more than the so-called Freshman 15. Indeed, as the physician told the Today show in July 2018, he binge-ate as an outlet for his stress.
Then, tragedy struck. Gendreau lost his father to a rare skin cancer, which pushed the doctor-to-be to rely on food as a comfort. When his studies took him the Temple University School of Medicine in Philadelphia, his weight-gain continued.