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'St. Louis' Weight Loss Guru' Charles D'Angelo On Losing Weight And Healthy Living

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Resolutions are a ubiquitous part of the ‘New Year’ and losing weight and adopting a healthier lifestyle are some of the most common.

Host Don Marsh talked with “St. Louis weight loss guru” Charles D’Angelo.  He is the author of “Think and Grow Thin.”

“I could have been the king of excuses,” said D’Angelo, who as a high school junior, weighed 360 pounds.  He decided that he needed to change his life and in two years, lost 160 pounds.

D’Angelo has also helped others lose weight.  His methods are endorsed by former President Bill Clinton, and he’s helped U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill and Missouri Secretary of State Robin Carnahan lose dozens of pounds.

“It’s not some magical diet that is the answer,” said D’Angelo.  “It’s a three-legged stool of healthy eating, consistent exercise and the right mindset.”

Don Marsh also spoke with three people who have gone through D’Angelo’s program: Father Ted Vitali, Allan Finnegan and Stacey Crancer.

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Alex is the executive producer of "St. Louis on the Air" at St. Louis Public Radio.
Mary Edwards came to St. Louis Public Radio in 1974, just after finishing her Bachelor of Music degree at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. She has served the station in a number of capacities over the years. From 1988-2014 she also taught an undergraduate class in radio production at Webster University. Mary was inducted into the St. Louis Media History Foundation Media Hall of Fame in April, 2017 and received the Gateway Media Literacy Partners' Charles Klotzer Media Literacy Award in 2012. Mary retired from St. Louis Public Radio in 2018, but still serves the station as a St. Louis Symphony Producer.
Don Marsh served as host of St. Louis Public Radio’s “St. Louis on the Air" from 2005 to 2019, bringing discussions of significant topics to listeners' ears at noon Monday through Friday. Don has been an active journalist for 58 years in print, radio and television. He has won 12 Regional Emmy Awards for writing, reporting, and producing. He is the recipient of a Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, was inducted into the St. Louis Media Hall of Fame in 2013, and named “Media Person of the Year” by the St. Louis Press Club in 2015. He has published three books: his most recent, “Coming of Age, Liver Spots and All: A Humorous Look at the Wonders of Getting Old,” “Flash Frames: Journey of a Journeyman Journalist” and “How to be Rude (Politely).” He holds an honorary Doctor of Arts and Letters degree from the University of Missouri-St. Louis.

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