Ballyshannon, Co Donegal Weight: 26st 10lb
Cathal (48) has the biggest health gain to make but his initial health status is shocking. Based on Professor Niall Moyna’s assessment, Cathal’s fitness measure is equivalent to an 80-year-old man – and I know many healthier 80-yearolds than Cathal. This is life and death stuff: Cathal has diabetes and he is the heaviest ever leader on OT. I have concerns that Cathal’s road to health will be hampered by layers of denial, self-defence and self-deceit. The truism for many people with a dysfunctional food relationship is that it’s not what you are eating, it’s what’s eating you. Then there is a deal of psychological work for Cathal if he wishes to succeed. He has two great reasons to finish the OT programme: his wife Agi and their daughter Maja (2).