Social media inspires weight loss

Posted at: 09/19/2013 11:17 AM
By: Adrienne Alvarez, KTSM

Roger Vasquez, 19, is battling obesity, and has been since he was 12.
Roger Vasquez, 19, is battling obesity, and has been since he was 12.

EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) -- Many in El Paso are trying to lose some weight the old-fashioned way, but what is motivating them to stay focused has changed.

Roger Vasquez, 19, is battling obesity, and has been since he was 12.

While he was offered the option of bariatric surgery, Roger decided to turn to traditional diet and exercise.

His personal trainer, Hazael Dominguez, is having him turn to is smart phone and social media for help.

"Facebook: one of the things I do mandatory with him is he puts pictures of his meals," said Dominguez.

Every breakfast, every lunch, every dinner, and every snack is all posted online for everyone to see and comment.