Are you ready to train and eat like people on the NBC TV show The Biggest Loser, but without cameras following you around 24-7?
Does It Work?
Choosing healthy foods and getting lots of exercise is a winning combo. You can build strength, lose pounds, and be healthier. Be prepared to work hard and change your long-term eating and exercise habits.
What You Can Eat and What You Can't
You’ll eat small, frequent meals. Most of your food is lean protein, low-fat dairy or soy, fruits, vegetables, whole grains, beans, and nuts.
It’s based on The Biggest Loser's 4-3-2-1 Pyramid: four servings of fruits and vegetables, three servings of lean protein, two servings of whole grains, and 200 calories of “extras.”
Most foods are low in calories but high in fiber, to help you feel fuller longer. By eating five to six small meals and snacks, you’ll keep your blood sugar and hunger in check.
The diet recommends drinking 6-8 glasses of water a day and avoiding caffeine.Costs:
If you join The Biggest Loser Club ($39.99, first three months), you’ll follow an express, 6-week weight loss plan. You get meal plans and recipes, workouts featuring the show's trainers, a food and exercise tracker, and online support. You’ll chart your progress online and get weigh-in reminders.