Eric Burris' Weight Loss: Unveiling His Story (Exclusive)

James Cunningham, BSc, CPT
Published by James Cunningham, BSc, CPT | Staff Writer & Senior Coach
Last updated: February 2, 2024
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Eric Burris is a household name in Florida, where he has been one of the longest-serving weather forecasters.

But in 2021, it seemed like there was a new Eric on TV, and he looked an awful lot healthier than before. There was immediate speculation about whether he was dealing with serious health issues.

But it turns out that he just decided to lose weight because it started to jeopardize his health, so we examined his social media posts and anything else that could explain how he did it.

Here’s what we found out about Eric Burris’ weight loss journey.

Eric Burris’s Body Transformation

A guy standing with lean body

Eric Burris spent many years trying to transform his body and shed some of the pounds that had gradually built up.

It seems like he had a constant yo-yo effect where he lost a few pounds and then gained them quickly again.

When doctors warned Eric about the risk of diabetes and its potential to further exacerbate his health and weight issues, losing weight became a more urgent matter [1].

Eric Burris’ weight loss journey ultimately came down to surgical intervention, and looking at the before and after photos, this has been a huge success.

What he has spoken about is the importance of a healthy diet and exercise routine, which he believes have helped him gain more energy for work and family life.

Body Stats:

  • Born: April 29, 1984
  • Height: 5’9”
  • Starting Weight: 300 lbs
  • Total Weight Loss: 100 lbs

How Did He Change His Diet?

Eric Burris changed his diet by paying more attention to his macros, and he has also said in interviews that he eats smaller but frequent meals.

In my experience coaching clients like Eric Burris, this is a common and effective strategy for weight loss.

Eric Burris lost weight by also focusing on more protein-rich foods.

The reason for this is that research published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition has shown that high-protein diets can boost weight loss [2].

What’s His Exercise Routine?

A man having his exercise routine

Eric Burris hasn’t shared his exercise routine, but he did reveal that before having surgery, his diet and workouts didn’t result in the necessary weight loss his doctor recommended.

It was when all his efforts didn’t lead to the desired and necessary results that he considered weight-loss surgery.

He also had problems with insulin production in his pancreas.

Given that insulin levels are directly linked to weight fluctuations, it's plausible that Eric needed to take these more drastic and invasive steps to prevent potential weight gain from exogenous insulin, as indicated by the Mayo Clinic [3].

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Did Eric Burris Have Gastric Bypass Surgery?

Yes, Eric Burris had gastric bypass surgery to help with losing weight.

Drawing from my health coaching background, I understand why Eric Burris opted for gastric bypass surgery, a decision many make when diet and exercise alone are insufficient for significant weight loss.

According to an article from the University of California, weight loss surgery entails reducing the stomach's size to create a small pouch, which is then directly connected to the patient's small intestines [4].

He mentioned that it was very sore for four weeks after the surgery, but he immediately saw the pounds drop. This would be a normal expectation for such invasive surgery.

“I feel better a little bit each day, but I still pretty much feel like a truck hit me or like they took a kitchen mixer to my stomach.”

- Eric Burris

Eric’s Supplements

Different supplements on a table

While Eric hasn't mentioned using supplements, it's likely he's needed them.

Post-surgery, his reduced food intake means he probably needs vitamin and mineral supplements to dodge deficiencies.

He might've also used fat-burning supplements.

They are not miracle workers, but they do give your metabolism a little nudge to burn extra calories daily – which adds up significantly over time.

FAQs

Has Eric Burris Kept Off The Weight?

Yes, Eric Burris has kept off the weight. Losing 100 pounds has transformed his appearance, and looking at him on TV in recent weeks shows that he’s still a slim and fit-looking man.

Was Eric Burris Morbidly Overweight?

Yes, Eric Burris was morbidly obese. His doctor warned him about the dangers of heart disease and diabetes, and that ultimately convinced him that weight loss surgery was the best way forward to be there for his family.


References:

  1. https://health.clevelandclinic.org/diabesity-the-connection-between-obesity-and-diabetes
  2. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/25926512/
  3. https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/diabetes/in-depth/insulin-and-weight-gain/art-20047836
  4. https://www.uclahealth.org/medical-services/surgery/bariatrics/obesity-treatments/gastric-bypass-surgery
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James Cunningham, BSc, CPT
Staff Writer & Senior Coach
James Cunningham, BSc, CPT holds a BSc degree in Sport & Exercise Science from University of Hertfordshire. He's a Health & Performance Coach from London that brings a unique blend of academic knowledge of health supplements and practical exercise experience to the table for his readers.
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Benedict Ang, CPT, PN1-NC
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Benedict Ang, CPT, PN1-NC is an ex-National Soccer player turned MMA and Kickboxing champion, with ACE CPT and PN1-NC certifications. His advice is rooted in education and experience, ensuring that readers receive scientific and battle-tested insights. His mission is to empower his clients and readers to realize their potential and become the best versions of themselves.
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