| Apr 12, 2013
Chart your course to weight-loss with fitness guru Charles D’Angelo
When weight-loss coach Charles D’Angelo was 17 years old, he weighed 360 pounds — and he could give you every excuse for why he struggled with his weight.
D’Angelo grew up in an Italian family, who bonded between slices of cherry pie and sips of sugar-laden coffee. His mother was an alcoholic, and his father was a blue-collar worker.
At school, he was bullied about his weight until he withdrew from his peers to gorge on food in the bathroom stall during lunch. He even tried to cut gym class so he didn’t have to participate in President Bill Clinton’s youth fitness program.
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