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The Face of Hollywood: Ryan Seacrest's Weight Loss Struggle

The American Idol host reveals how he went from a heavyset kid to a healthy success with his inspiring weight loss story.

Is there something you do to relax your mind?

I like to play Ping-Pong. I put a Ping-Pong table right at the front door of my home. Sometimes when I come home from work and I’m tired, I’ll put the phone down and play a game of Ping-Pong.

Against whom, exactly?

Well, my girlfriend is there. She’s pretty good. She’s pretty good at everything, so I have to make sure I’m focused when I’m playing.

Does she ever lap you when you go for a run?

I’ve got more endurance, but she’s a better sprinter. It varies. 

Given the amount of radio you’ve done to get to where you are today, how did you survive all the eating at odd hours of the day and night?

I still eat out of plastic containers throughout the day. With every morning radio show I’ve done, there’s always been a little café or breakfast shop, and for me it’s always been about making sure I order the egg-white omelet with no butter and no oil, and not falling into ordering pancakes. Looking back on all the meals I’ve had over the past 10 years, more have come from a plastic container on a studio console than sitting across from somebody at a table, which isn’t necessarily great.

This year you’ll be hosting Dick Clarke’s New Year’s Rockin’ eve again. Have you come up with a New Year’s resolution yet?

I’m so bad with them. I feel like I do what everybody else does, which is to pick something and not follow through. Based on our conversation, I think I should resolve to have more meals on a plate without a plastic container and have somebody sitting across from me.

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