Chubby Ronaldo to try televised slim down

BY foxsports • September 21, 2012

Globo television network says retired Brazilian great Ronaldo is taking part in a televised weight loss program.

The popular variety show ''Fantastico'' will chronicle the three-time FIFA player of the year's bid to shed the pounds he packed on since his retirement early last year. The three-month-long program is meant to get Ronaldo back into sport and change his relationship with food, Globo said in a report on its website Friday.

In a clip, the beer bellied former striker acknowledges ''I have a terrible relationship with the scale.''

Since retirement, Ronaldo has remained in the public eye as a member of the local organizing committee for the 2014 World Cup. He's also done commercials, some of which poke fun at his dramatic weight gain.