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Michael Badalucco

Michael Badalucco plays "Jimmy" on the hit ABC series, "The Practice." As an actor, Michael's efforts to maintain a healthy diet often compete with his demanding schedule. He knows all about the difficulties of battling weight gain. As spokesperson for the Mission ControlSM Meridia© program, Michael advocates healthy lifestyle changes and education about weight control.


Obesity is a national epidemic. More than 97 million Americans -- that is 55 percent of the U.S. population -- are overweight. I know first-hand that battling weight can be a depressing and frustrating experience since most diets produce only temporary results. That is why I am making this call to action to all Americans to take control of their weight and I'm pleased to be the spokesperson for the Mission ControlSM Meridia© program.

Mission Control Meridia is a weight control initiative that I strongly believe in. While I may be an actor on a hit television series, I have faced the same struggles as so many others who are overweight. But now that I am constantly in the public eye, my weight is more of an issue to me now than ever before.

As an actor, it is difficult to avoid food temptations because I do not keep normal working hours and typically eat my meals on the run. Maintaining a healthy lifestyle is an ongoing challenge for me, but I realize how important eating healthy can be.

I'm joining this call to action to encourage Americans to take control of their weight and ensure that all Americans understand that the Mission Control Meridia program makes it easy to take that first step toward a better, healthier tomorrow. I urge you to consult with your physician and find how you can lose weight in a healthy and effective way - and keep the weight off.

For more information about weight control, click here.
For more information on Meridia, click here.

Created: 11/30/2000  -  Michael Badalucco

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