updated 1/22/2011 11:31:04 AM ET 2011-01-22T16:31:04

Five senior centers in Carroll County are now offering a weight loss challenge program based on the television show "The Biggest Loser."

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The program in Carroll County is called "Lose 2 Win" and is inspired by the reality show that takes overweight contestants and puts them through a rigorous training program to lose weight.

The sixth month "Lose 2 Win" program was developed by University of Maryland Food Supplement Nutrition Educator Terry Serio. Participants earn points they can redeem for prizes on the last day of class. They get a point for every pound lost as well as things like attending class and weighing themselves.

So far 10 seniors have signed up for the program.

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Information from: Carroll County Times of Westminster, Md., http://www.carrollcounty.com/

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