Local man loses 400 lbs. with diet, exercise

Local man loses 400 lbs. with diet, exercise


[trib_ndn vid=25507700]ESCONDIDO, Calif. – An Escondido man is celebrating his 400-pound weight loss with the entire world  after being featured in People magazine.

Michael Holcomb, 26, was shocked when the popular magazine contacted him about featuring the story of his amazing transformation.

Michael-Holcomb’s-weight-loss“I thought they were yanking my chain,” said Holcomb.  “I thought, ‘Yeah, right.'”

He started his weight-loss journey when he carried 607 pounds on his 6-foot-3-inch frame.  He admits to spending most of his days eating 15,000 calories full of simple carbohydrates like pasta, rice and sugar.

“If I walked to my kitchen I’d have to take a break at the couch,” he said.  “And then I’d relax and get up again to continue.”

Holcomb was a heavy child and teen, and as he grew into adulthood he continued to gain weight.  One day he saw his reflection in the television monitor as he was lying on the…

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