Name: Heba Salama
Start weight: 294
Elimination weight: 210
Hometown: Raleigh, NC
Favorite cheat food: Ice Cream
1.) Do you think the parent/child teams or the married couples teams have the advantage and why?
Heba: I think the married teams have the advantage because we PICKED our partners in life!
2.) Has your partner contributed to your weight gain before the show?
Heba: Yes, my husband is a chef, and he definitely contributed to my major weight gain.
3.) Do you think losing weight with a family member is easier or harder than going it alone and why?
Heba: I think us doing it together was the ONLY way. If we hadn’t made this drastic change together, it would have been near impossible.
4.) What was the turning point in your life when you realized you needed to lose the weight?
Heba: When I realized I was almost 300 pounds and having to wear special undergarments to button my pants!
5.) Who worked harder at losing weight—you or your partner?
Heba: We both work equally hard, although the actual weight loss comes easier for my husband.
6.) What advice can you give to people who want to lose weight? What's the best advice you got?
Heba: START TODAY, take small steps, cut your calories and just START MOVING.
7.) What's your favorite workout?
Heba: Step Classes
8.) What's the best advice Bob or Jillian has given you?
Heba: Bob makes me realize I can do anything I put my mind to—anything. He has taught me never to give up, give in, or put myself and my health second to anyone or anything.
9.) What's your favorite meal?
Heba: Hummus and veggies