'Biggest Loser' castoff says show saved his life

For Ramon Medeiros, joining “The Biggest Loser” meant more than just getting back into shape. During his time on the show, the 27-year-old found love and a new lease on life.

In fact, during a Tuesday morning interview on TODAY, Medeiros even credited “Loser” with saving his life.

“You know, I didn’t go to the doctor in a long time — probably since I was in college — 7, 8 years,” the tattoo artist recalled.

But that changed as soon as his “Loser” stint started.

“I found out I had diabetes on the ranch, amongst sleep apnea and other things. I found out right then,” he explained. “But I don’t have any of it anymore.”

In addition to losing the illnesses, Medeiros has lost 130 pounds so far. But there is one thing he’s gained — a romance with former teammate Jessica Limpert.

“I’m a winner already,” he said with a smile. “Yeah, me and Jess are together. We’re having a great life. We’re healthy every day. It’s awesome.”

See how the players Medeiros left behind are faring in the competition when “The Biggest Loser” airs Tuesday night at 8 p.m. ET on NBC.

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