Georgia teen loses 150 pounds following the lessons he learned playing video games

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Taylor LeBaron, at the age of fourteen, lost 150 pounds in eighteen months and says his love of videogames helped him shed the weight.The obese Georgia teen devised a weight loss system, dubbed “The Ultimate Fitness Game,” to help motivate himself to eat right and exercise. “It has the same aspects of a video game,” LeBaron told the Today Show on Thursday. “You have enemies, you have allies, and you have money. You have to play smart; otherwise, you run out of your money. Your score needs to be high at the end of the day.”

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A segment on Today about Taylor LeBaron’s weight loss: