Lost’s Jorge Garcia told to diet or die

Garcia at the 2012 WonderCon in March 2012. Photo by Gage Skidmore.

Garcia at the 2012 WonderCon in March 2012. Photo by Gage Skidmore.

Jorge Garcia, who appeared in Lost between 2004 and 2010, along with many other appearance including an episode of How I Met Your MotherAlcatrazCalifornication,  and the new Hawaii Five-0, has been told he must lose weight or risk death. He now weighs around 400 pounds.

Jorge’s problem appears to be simply – he just cannot stop gorging himself. However, there is always an underlying reason why somebody does this to such an extreme and he needs help to identify the reason and take action.


The National Enquirer showed Jorge at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival in Utah; he was huge. His friends and family are very concerned for his health. He is risking developing Type 2 diabetes, heart disease, stroke and sudden heart attack.

At 6 foot 1 tall Jorge has a lot of room to hide some extra pounds, but he is knocking on a massive 400 pounds at the moment, a weight that will take a very long time to shift.

One of his friends said: “No one wants to see that happen to him. Jorge is one of the nicest, gentlest souls you;d ever want to meet, but he just cant keep the pounds off”.

Weight loss for Lost

In 2004 Jorge did lose 30 pounds when he first joined the Lost crew to start filming, so it is within him to lose weight. But over the last 10 years he has gained a massive amount of weight, especially so in the last few years. Eating appears to have become an addiction for him.

One suggestion is that he may have to have gastric bypass surgery to cut his appetite. It may be his only hope now.

Otherwise, finding the root cause of his dangerous eating habit is vital. He has a very unhealthy relationship with food and needs to tackle this head on with professional counselling as well as diet and exercise help from a trusted fitness professional.

Michael Glynn first reported this for the National Enquirer.

 

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  2 comments for “Lost’s Jorge Garcia told to diet or die

  1. Marie
    July 18, 2017 at 5:00 pm

    Your comment, “One suggestion is that he may have to have gastric bypass surgery to cut his appetite”, is COMPLETELY misleading! Gastric bypass surgery DOES NOT cut one’s appetite! All it does is make what goes in, come out immediately! The struggle of wanting to eat DOES NOT GO AWAY because of gastric bypass surgery. Do some research before spreading falsehoods!

  2. MotleyHealth
    July 20, 2017 at 9:19 pm

    Hi Marie, various studies have shown that gastric bypass surgery does indeed affect appetite, here are a select few:

    “Following gastric-bypass surgery, almost all patients will have a smaller appetite” – http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/824138

    “Seventy-three percent of patients reported aversion to specific foods after surgery” – https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24610456

    ““It is well established that patients after gastric bypass lose more weight than after gastric band and we think this is because of the different physical changes made to the gut during surgery, which somehow have an effect on the drive to eat for pleasure. Both procedures reduce appetite and have health benefits including long-term weight loss and improvement or even complete resolution of type 2 diabetes. However, gastric bypass surgery appears to be more effective for weight loss and has a more profound effect on the way in which the brain responds to food.” – http://www3.imperial.ac.uk/newsandeventspggrp/imperialcollege/newssummary/news_21-8-2013-16-40-46

    “…. after the gastric sleeve surgery the patient has less appetite and satiety is obtained earlier and will last for a longer period of time.” – http://blog.obesityfree.com/what-happens-to-the-hunger-hormone-ghrelin-after-gastric-sleeve-surgery

    None of this is new, it was discussed while I studied obesity issues with the OU back in 2010.

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