Charles D'Angelo

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Charles D'Angelo
Charles DAngelo 2013.jpg
Born (1985-10-24) October 24, 1985 (age 31)
St. Louis, Missouri
Nationality American
Alma mater St. Louis University
Occupation Weight loss coach
Years active 2003-current

Charles D’Angelo (born October 24, 1985) is a weight loss coach and the author of Think and Grow Thin, a book on weight loss.

Early life[edit]

D'Angelo grew up in St. Louis, Missouri.[1] At one point as a teenager, he was 6'4" inches (1.93 m) tall and weighed 360 pounds (163 kg). He was frightened that he might be going blind from type-2 diabetes and was regularly bullied about his weight.[2][3] In 2003, at the age of 17, he saved up to join a gym, but was denied membership because his family didn’t have a credit card.[3] Instead, by putting himself on a regular exercise schedule and consistent diet plan, and studying psychology and self-help books, he was able to lose 160 pounds over the following 2 years. He then began lifting weights to develop muscle.[4][5] While attending St. Louis University, he was invited to speak about his weight loss to groups in St. Louis.[4]

Weight loss program[edit]

D’Angelo’s weight loss program revolves around what he calls the “three-legged stool”: healthy eating, regular exercise and a strategic mindset. D’Angelo recommends that his clients exercise at least five times a week, create a sustainable plan, and keeping exercise fun. In order to separate food from emotion, clients eat the same healthy meals every day for two weeks at a time, consisting of breakfast followed by small meals every two-to-three hours.[1][3][6][7]

D'Angelo has a number of famous clients, include actress Angela Bassett,[3] Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill,[8] Missouri Secretary of State Robin Carnahan[9] and former Speaker of the Missouri House Catherine Hanaway.[10]


D’Angelo’s weight loss guide, Think and Grow Thin, was published on January 16, 2012. The book presents an 88-day weight loss plan. He worked on it for five years, starting when he was a student at St. Louis University.[11] It was endorsed by Bill Clinton as one of Clinton’s three favorite diet books of 2012; he wrote a blurb for the book after D’Angelo successfully coached several of Clinton’s friends.[12] It has also been endorsed by Tony Robbins and Richard Simmons.[13]



  • Think and Grow Thin: The Revolutionary Diet & Weight-Loss System That Will Change Your Life (Robert Kennedy Publishing, 2012)


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