According to science, people of the earth began in Africa, and the more people migrated around the world, the more physical changes would develop because of adaptations to certain areas. People who evolved in the same spot for a long time did not change much.

Kitty Finklea, dietician and nutritionist for Florence’s Biggest Loser, encouraged contestants Tuesday night at the kick-off event to take control of their food. She offered them a sample meal plan (included here) to give them an idea of what types of food would help them on their weight loss journey. Here are a few other suggestions.