Jared Lorenzen weighs 500 pounds: “I fight my demons every day”

When Jared Lorenzen was the Giants’ backup quarterback, he weighed 285 pounds and would laugh along with jokes about his status as the league’s biggest passer. But in retirement his weight has spiraled out of control, and he now says it’s no laughing matter.

Lorenzen has gone public with the fact that he now weighs 500 pounds and is planning to make a documentary about his struggles with controlling his eating and getting himself back into shape. He said he hopes it inspires children to make healthy choices.

“We want to make sure kids get involved,” he told kentucky.com. “My [part] is going to be the educational side of it with the kids. Letting people know that, ‘Hey, you need to have healthy choices in food, you need to exercise, you need to do some of those things you hear about or you could become big like this. I fight my demons every day, so I’ve got to continue to work at it.”

Lorenzen doesn’t have an ideal weight in mind, but he wants to get healthy enough that his blood pressure is normal and he is not an increased risk of heart disease. His planned Jared Lorenzen Project documentary will show what he’s doing to get there.

34 responses to “Jared Lorenzen weighs 500 pounds: “I fight my demons every day”

  1. You don’t need to exercise when you’re 500lbs. You just need to eat a little less and the pounds will melt off.

    Dude has to be STILL eating close to 5,000 calories a day to maintain 500lbs.

    Seriously, if he didn’t move at all, and ate JUST 3,000 calories a day he’d be better off.

    But alas, easier said than done. I’m not him, so who knows.

  2. that is sad but also ridiculous

    how hard is it to understand your height, targeted
    weight, calorie counts, what carbs are, very basic
    exercise, etc?

    everyone deals
    with depression of some kind, too, so
    i don’t want to hear about that either

  3. Get him Tom Brady’s program. If it works – even moderately well – for him, they’ll be booked a decade in advance.

  4. As someone who was born in the same month and year as Jared…and grew up about 5 miles from him, I’m very familiar with his weight struggles. It goes back to when he was a star HS prospect for local powerhouse Highlands. It used to be funny. The nicknames were hilarious. That said, it’s very serious now. Hopefully he can slim down and love a long life. He seems like a good dude.

  5. Dude needs to watch “What the Health” on Netflix. If anyone needs to jump on the vegan diet bandwagon it’s this guy. I’ve personally lost over 20 lbs in 3 months doing it.

  6. Whoa, a 1/4 ton! Sounds like the Pillsbury Throwboy grew into the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man.

  7. You ever heard of addiction, SFB?

    tylawspick6 says:
    Aug 2, 2017 3:42 PM

    “that is sad but also ridiculous

    how hard is it to understand your height, targeted
    weight, calorie counts, what carbs are, very basic
    exercise, etc?

    everyone deals
    with depression of some kind, too, so
    i don’t want to hear about that either”

  8. “Demons” my arse, stop eating so much and guess what, you’ll lose weight.

    You Millennials kill me with your excuses.

  9. I don’t think Subway will be signing any more Jareds to promote their product for weight loss.

    Best of luck to the Hefy Lefty in his weight loss and better healthy choices.

  10. For most people that get up to 500 pounds food is not their underlying problem. It usually comes down to a psychological problem where they use food as a coping mechanism. There are lots of people in this country that are overweight but hitting 500lbs is rare.

  11. that is sad but also ridiculous

    how hard is it to understand your height, targeted
    weight, calorie counts, what carbs are, very basic
    exercise, etc?

    everyone deals
    with depression of some kind, too, so
    i don’t want to hear about that either

    11 66

    This commenter has just the opposite problem that Jared has. This troll has to watch the dumb things coming out while Jareds is what’s going in.

    Best of luck Jared and ignore that Patriot jerk.

  12. Some former O-lineman should reach out to him. Many of those guys keep their weight high while playing and slim down like crazy afterwards. Might be a good contrast for him with people he identifies easily with.

  13. Hefty Lefty, Pillsbury Throw Boy, etc. All of that was kinda funny when he was actually playing. Now that’s he’s a morbidly obese guy facing an uphill struggle, let’s just offer our prayers and support. Good luck, Jared.

  14. I once was 350 lbs and didnt eat right, I am now 240 at 11% body fat..

    Its truly simple math, calories in vs calories burned..

    We all OVER COMPLICATE it..

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