Donate My Weight
7 Healthcast: Donate My Weight
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A Pennsylvania man makes a new years resolution that will not only make his life better, but will also do good for others. He's losing weight, and helping a charity all at the same time.
Like so many this time of year, Ben Miller, 32, is determined to lose weight, and he's doing it the old fashioned way.
"No gimmick diets, nothing like that. I'm simply going to eat healthy and kind of modify my eating habits," Miller said.
But Ben's weight loss plan does include one thing no one else's does- a plan to give his weight away in food.
"This is my attempt at making a difference," Miller said.
Not long ago, Ben was a fit 165 pounds, working Navy intelligence. But a battle with panic attacks, along with the death of his father caused Ben's eating to spiral out of control.
"Once I started having those attacks, I just stopped going out and doing things and the weight just started rolling on," Miller said.
Now at 460 pounds, Ben's out to drop half his weight. And for each pound he loses, he will buy a pound of food and donate it to second harvest food bank in Allentown, Pennsylvania.
"If I lose like 230 to 260 pounds, that's a lot of food. And I figured it out, I would love, I would absolutely love to be able to donate five tons of food," Miller said.
Ben and his wife created a website and they're hoping it inspires others to join the cause.
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