Bronx Senator Gustavo Rivera marked National Food Day on Monday by sharing with students in Fordham that eating better helped him lose weight, NY1 reported.
Rivera, who weighed 299 pounds in June, has since lost 16 pounds.
He weighed himself during an event at the Academy of Mount St. Ursula.
Rivera began his dieting when the borough started its CAN Health Initiative, teaching residents everyday tricks to stay fit.
“I’m already eating smaller portions, I’m already making sure I drink more water than anything else, and the bottom line is, these are things that I can maintain,” said Rivera.