The Biggest Loser: The Weight Loss Program to Transform Your Body, Health, and Life--Adapted from NBC's Hit Show!
The Biggest Loser: The Weight Loss Program to Transform Your Body, Health, and Life--Adapted from NBC's Hit Show!

 
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The Biggest Loser was NBC+s surprise hit of the Fall 2004 television season, drawing a passionate audience and prompting people nationwide to start their own Biggest Loser competitions. This unscripted weight-loss drama was based on overweight contestants competing to lose weight and win a quarter of a million dollars with the help of a team of doctors, dietitians, and trainers Bob Harper and Jillian Michaels.On the evening that the first season+s finale aired, legions of fans went to the NBC Web site to look for the diet and fitness plan that the contestants used. It wasn+t available to the public-until now. With this book, people looking for change can accomplish the same type of radical makeover of their bodies, their health, and their lives that they saw on The Biggest Loser.The book features the food and fitness plans from Bob and Jillian, health advice from the show+s medical experts, and motivational tips from the contestants themselves. The contestants+ compelling stories and reasons for losing weight, dramatic before-and-after photos, and real-life advice provide the inspiration and upbeat attitude that made this show a smash hit.

Customer Reviews:

  • Simple and Easy to follow plan
    Like any weight loss program it takes hard work. This book is simple and easy to follow. Good luck everyone....more info
  • Awesome
    I really enjoyed reading this book and seeing the stories and receipes. I have lost 9 lbs. so far and feel so much better....more info
  • Biggest loser
    I liked this book, but found that it was a repeat of the show. It would be great for people trying to lose weight for the first time....more info
  • As good as the TV show

    "The Biggest Loser" diet suggests limiting your daily calorie intake to seven times your body weight (measured in pounds). For a 200 pound person that means 1400 calories a day. This might be OK for an average weight but I am not sure if the formula is proper for very heavy or very light people. So, from that point of view I find this book not very scientific. On the other hand the exercise plan suggested in the book is pretty reasonable. There are also a lot of other good advice that will help you take a long term control of you weight and will result in a good health: stay away from sugar (except for natural sugars contained in fruits), eat salad before each meal, exercise, and so on. For much more comprehensive advice on adopting healthy lifestyle, resulting in permanent weight loss I rather recommend Can We Live 150? by M. Tombak. A lot of free excerpts from Tombak's book can be found at the author's website.
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  • Great for Motivation!
    Ok...so most people who know me know I have a slight obsession with this show....and I was surprised to note when I was getting the synopsis for this post, one reviewer didn't think that the diet was covered adequately...and in some respects I agree...because the diets for each person on the show is individualized with the help of a dietitian...so they can't really say *all* of the contestants did X, Y & Z and had X results. What the book does give you are some parameters as to what the best choices are and instructs you to go out with that information and make choices based on your own personal preferences and staying within the caloric guidelines. Since I've already begun my own "healthy living" adventure, I already had some firm ideas on what I wanted to do and I found that the book complimented what I already had planned and allowed me to expand the scope a bit. The version of the food pyramid printed in this book is surely more in line with what I think is proper and realistic, so it gets big kudos from me in that respect. The exercise program was brief in my opinion...but again, these were tailored to the specific contestants by professional trainers and they certainly don't' want t-o give away all their secrets either...but the info is good and I suspect you can get more out of it if your willing to buy the exercise DVD that goes with it (I'm renting from Netflix first...to see if it's worth spending the dollars on first). The bulk of the book was personal snippets about the contestants (which I could have lived without...but perhaps necessary for those who didn't watch the show, but are curious about it). There is a selection of recipes at the end which there are about 7-10 that I will try...they all look quite good and are not bad with the fat and calories...so for the price I paid for this book (12.89) I'd say it was definitely worth it...but for those looking for a set in stone, do X, Y & Z diet and exercise plan...this is not going to make you happy, you may want to look elsewhere. ...more info
  • Biggest Winner!
    This book was very inspiring, and was so easy to read and understand. It was written in nice chapters, with lots of before and after pictures to keep one interested. I love that the book explained things and had shaded boxes with additional information. I have read other fitness/diet books, and this by far was the easiest read of all. The diet is also very easy to follow, with recipes that seem quite simple and good. A very good purchase, and worth reading:)...more info
  • Fantastic
    I have the whole series and am giving them as Christmas presents to all my friends that watch the show. I gave one for a Birthday present and she is thrilled, we can all get motivated and loose the weight. Love It!...more info
  • Mystery...No More
    This book is awesome...it broke it all down for me...No more dieting confusion!! There is a science to all of this diet stuff and it's explained here!...more info
  • Give it a go!
    If you've been following the TV program and wanted to have a go, this book will provide the motivation and encouragement you need to change your life - plus some practical tips....more info
  • An Easy, Inspiring Read
    As one of the season's most popular TV shows, "The Biggest Loser" had us all dreaming about losing weight and getting in shape. With just two brief chapters devoted to diet and exercise plans, this book is primarily a motivational tool for would-be dieters, however. Filled with before-and-after photos, tips, recipes and lots of encouragement, it could be the jumpstart to a new you, though. An easy, inspiring read....more info
  • Buy it, you wont be sorry!
    This book is my new "bible", and I carry it everywhere! Finally a weight loss program that is easy to understand and makes it possible to transform your life without feeling deprived. It's all about changing your attitude and learning to make healthy choices that you can live with the rest of your life (not just until you drop the weight!). I have been using what I learned in the book and working out to the Biggest Loser video for 2 months...I've lost 25# so far and have never felt so good. I have more energy than I know what to do with! The recipes are delicious and satisfying, and I no longer think about food 24/7. I've spent the first 32 years of my life being overweight and tired....I"m looking forward to the rest of my life being fit and happy! Thank you, "Biggest Loser" experts and cast!!!!! ...more info
  • This workout rocks!
    I bought this book as someone who is in pretty good shape but slacking off lately and getting bored with the same ho-hum workout routine. In fact I'd been slacking off big time and was looking for something to make it fun again, or at the very least interesting enough to motivate me again.

    My girlfriend and I are big fans of the show and are very impressed by the trainers so I bought the book to see what it had to offer. I started doing the circuit training routine as explained in the book, and love it! It's extremely quick - about 15 minutes, 3 days a week - and is also very challenging. After doing it for the first time I immediately could see why my usual combination of cardio and moderate weight training were not getting much results anymore. I'd never felt so worked out and also exhiliarated after exercising!

    In addition to the 12-week circuit training routine the book explains it's 12-week cardio routine which starts you out at 4 days a week on top of the 3 days of circuit. The chapter on food and diet is outstanding and I've learned a lot about what to eat and how much, and what not to eat. We've changed our grocery shopping to reflect this and can feel the difference already.

    The bottom line: This workout rocks! I have a hard time only doing it 3 days a week because completing it feels so great!...more info
  • Great
    I bought this book as well as Jillians book and I thought this one was good but I had already read Jillians and I thought hers was Awesome. If your only going to read one this will do. ...more info
  • Not 5 stars just because haven't tried it yet....
    In skimming this book today I'm so impressed with the basic diet and exercise program. I was a chubby kid and have battled weight problems most my 75 years, and weight gain easily won some battles tho never wars because I've always managed to rein the lbs in when got out of hand frequent times of my life...a continuing battle to this day and know I share that with so many, and success mostly maintained by following basic rules of this particular diet/exercise program of low calorie, emphasis on lean protein and adequate fat supplemented with right portions of veggies and fruits, and some frequent tho in my case not dedicated exercise just to keep everything metabolizing. And I consider these diet menus excellent, am yet to embark on this exercise regimen and will adjust that to my own capability as we all should, and looking forward to it. I've only seen Loser TV twice, so not a fan yet but this book's program first I've seen makes real sense, and I should know. ...more info
  • love it..love it...love it!!
    I absolutely love this book...I am an avid fan of the biggest loser and thought I would try this...I found this book more than helpful...I have tried some of the recipes and I really like them...its a simple no nonsense approach to dieting that focuses on the fact that there really are NO quick fixes...it also provides motivation and inspiration that I have found most diet books lack...I would whole heartedly recommend this book to anyone who wants to lose weight...more info
  • Great Little Book!
    This is a great book with lots of helpful information. If you're a follower of the show, this book provides a good amount of background information on many of the contestants. Yummy (and EASY) recipes! Nice book!...more info
  • accurate but incomplete
    Everything they said was good I was just hoping for more insight into exactly what the winner did not just receive a recommended diet plan that had no relation to what the winner did....more info
  • Informative
    I liked the book and it was very informative. It is a good start to becoming healthier....more info
  • it was okay
    it would of been nice if there where more exercise programs and menu or receipes, then just reading about the people who competed. that was nice but a little bit goes a long way.thanks ...more info
  • Greatest purchase you'll ever make
    I absolutely LOVE this book! bob is so sincere in his desire to help people take control of their lives and become healthier. The stories from contestants are inspiring. the workout is simple enough that anyone can really do them, if they are willing to work for what they want. This is not a quick fix for those looking for that route. This is a lifestyle change, mapped out for you to make it as easy as possible, but you are required to put in effort! I started out my 12 week challenge at 322 pounds and am proud to say that at the end of 12 weeks i had lost an amazing 45 pounds!! i am so happy with the work that i have been able to do, i have been able to play basketball, i rode an actual bike for the first time in close to 20 years, i did a yoga class while i was in hawaii-- this program has made me believe that i can do much more than i ever thought i could. i am seeing (from my own results as well as the show) that you really can become healthier, even if you have struggled your whole life. I have found this to be the BEST $15 i have ever spent. thanks to bob-and the others who put this book together.... you have changed my life and i'll never go back!...more info
  • Motivating, yet missing...
    I am a huge fan of the show- I watch it religiously as it really motivates me to push as hard as I can. I do not follow the BL diet, but only want the inspirational aspect of it. Watching the contestants struggle, moan, groan, scream and cry makes me realize that if these folks are brave enough to do it all on TV, then certainly I can get off my duff and get going!
    The book serves its purpose for that. I've read it, got inspired by the casts hard work, determination and self-discoveries and even got some helpful hints on it.
    That being said, I did find it to be lacking a bit. For someone looking for a complete "how to" weight loss book, there are others that seem to be more complete. For example, I did not read anywhere in here about drinking a healthy amount of water. In my experience,( and I know this myth was de-bunked at some point) drinking water is a key factor in weight loss- at least in my experience its been a huge factor. I know on the show the cast/contestants constantly have water with them, so it surprised me that they do not mention it at all.
    The other thing was the calories they mention- seems pretty low, but again, there are like 10,000 different myths out there on what's healthy, so maybe its sound advice, maybe not?
    This is very basic, I supposed one who's never attempted weight loss before would find it helpful. The information is helpful, but not as thorough as it could be, in my opinion. ...more info
  • I bought it for the food
    I ordered this book to look at the diet recommended. The recipes were easy and tasty. I could recommend blending these foods into your diet to control calories and help cut fat. They were tasty and filling and there is appropriate information about portion size.

    Often diet recipies are awful. I also bought the cookbook is the series that has a broader range of food choices. Well worth the money....more info
  • not the best weight loss tool
    If this is you first weight loss attempt this book may work for you. If you have been down this road as many times as I have this probably isn't the best plan for you. The exercise plan is great but the caloric intake goes under guidelines. You could follow the exercise plan but I would strongly look into weight watchers as your food plan..more food and more flexibility as well as proven results. Good luck on your weight loss journey..........more info
  • Too many pages for the quantity of useful information
    Although the actual diet and exercise program part of the book was very useful, I thought that there was not enough useful information in the other parts of the book. Everything could have been summarized in 2 chapters and could have been priced far less expensively....more info
  • HELPFUL
    I LOVED THIS BOOK. IT WAS NICE TO READ ABOUT OTHER PEOPLE WHO HAVE THE SAME PROBLEMS WITH FOOD AS I DO. IT SHOWED ME THAT YOU CAN ACCOMPLISH WHATEVER YOU SET YOUR MIND TOO....more info
  • MOTIVATION AND INSPIRATION
    We all basically know what we should do to lose weight and obtain good health - eat right, exercise and have good genetics. I liked this book for the mantras for motivation and the good advice and inspiration from Bob and Julian. It got me back on track and I have lost 21 lbs in 30 days, by doing the exercises and eating properly. I'm even back to drinking 8-10 glasses of water, just like my track days in high school. I liked the illustrations and photos, the 'before' and 'after' shots, and the recipes. Millions of people watch the NBC show and I can see why. The program works and causes you to get off the couch and to make life-altering, living-longer changes. An excellent book! Good to re-read many times and stay inspired.......more info
  • Read it and lose BIG!
    This is an easy read with inspiration and great information on getting healthy. Anyone can follow this plan and the root of success is getting up and MOVING!! See how these Biggest Losers did it and now, so can you. I am on my way!!...more info
  • Motivating, yet missing...
    I am a huge fan of the show- I watch it religiously as it really motivates me to push as hard as I can. I do not follow the BL diet, but only want the inspirational aspect of it. Watching the contestants struggle, moan, groan, scream and cry makes me realize that if these folks are brave enough to do it all on TV, then certainly I can get off my duff and get going!
    The book serves its purpose for that. I've read it, got inspired by the casts hard work, determination and self-discoveries and even got some helpful hints on it.
    That being said, I did find it to be lacking a bit. For someone looking for a complete "how to" weight loss book, there are others that seem to be more complete. For example, I did not read anywhere in here about drinking a healthy amount of water. In my experience,( and I know this myth was de-bunked at some point) drinking water is a key factor in weight loss- at least in my experience its been a huge factor. I know on the show the cast/contestants constantly have water with them, so it surprised me that they do not mention it at all.
    The other thing was the calories they mention- seems pretty low, but again, there are like 10,000 different myths out there on what's healthy, so maybe its sound advice, maybe not?
    This is very basic, I supposed one who's never attempted weight loss before would find it helpful. The information is helpful, but not as thorough as it could be, in my opinion. ...more info
  • Terrific!
    I loved the Biggest Loser show, so I decided to buy the book. I absolutely love it. This book has taught me so much about eating and exercising. I've really been eating the wrong things and dieting the wrong way. I read most of it in two days. It's great. It's very easy to read and understand. There's nothing complicated about it. I would highly recommend it to anyone needing to lose weight....more info
  • Still Need a Cookbook
    While this wasn't a terrible book for the price the recipes and meals aren't very helpful. BBQ Lentils? Fish Tacos? Curry Vegetable Stew? A couple weeks of that and you will look for an excuse to cheat. I would of liked to see food done in a fashion that is easier to relate to....more info
  • Great product
    This was a gift for my fiance. She wanted it and it was too expensive locally. It was priced right on Amazon and she uses it 2 to 3 times a week. She has loaned it to 2 of the girls she works with and they are going to order it for theirselves. ...more info
  • The Biggest Loser Book
    If you like watching The Biggest Loser, you'll enjoy this book. I bought it primarily for motivation and my interest in the show. This book provides a good overview about getting started, an exercise plan, recipes and strategies from the cast members of the Biggest Losers. I also like the 12-week personalized program designed by the show's trainers....more info
  • Simple and Easy to follow plan
    Like any weight loss program it takes hard work. This book is simple and easy to follow. Good luck everyone....more info
  • The Biggest Loser
    This book is filled with exercises and a food plan from the show. Well worth what it cost. ...more info
  • MOTIVATION AND INSPIRATION
    We all basically know what we should do to lose weight and obtain good health - eat right, exercise and have good genetics. I liked this book for the mantras for motivation and the good advice and inspiration from Bob and Julian. It got me back on track and I have lost 21 lbs in 30 days, by doing the exercises and eating properly. I'm even back to drinking 8-10 glasses of water, just like my track days in high school. I liked the illustrations and photos, the 'before' and 'after' shots, and the recipes. Millions of people watch the NBC show and I can see why. The program works and causes you to get off the couch and to make life-altering, living-longer changes. An excellent book! Good to re-read many times and stay inspired.......more info
  • SUPERB RECIPES-GREAT WORKOUT TIPS
    This book is amazing, it has success stories, superb recipes, and great workout tips. Since following the workout regimin and using the recipes, I have lost 9 pounds! The food tastes great-especially the chili and doesn't leave you wanting for more.

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  • Read it and lose BIG!
    This is an easy read with inspiration and great information on getting healthy. Anyone can follow this plan and the root of success is getting up and MOVING!! See how these Biggest Losers did it and now, so can you. I am on my way!!...more info
  • You've gotta have it !!!
    I just love everything about "The Biggest Loser". The book is the icing on the cake. No fads, no quick fixes, not skinny minny people telling you that you can do it! Real life people whom you can relate to who took the challenge and changed their lives. Bob and Jillian put the simple tools together. We all know what it takes ... but to see it simply in words and easy rules to follow. The foods listed in the book are real. You get a wide variety and not have to suffer. Lots of great quotes and advice from the contestants too. Must Have!!!!!...more info
  • Sheer Motivation
    If only for inspiration, if these people can do it -- then I can do it. There is nothing new under the sun: CUT BACK ON CALORIES and move it, shake it, and work it.
    Do all these things and the pounds will melt off....more info
  • great and easy experience
    I didn't have any problems and would buy from Amazon.com again....more info
  • Finallly a healthy cookbook with good recipes!
    I love this cookbook. The beginning does have tips from the trainers and personal stories, but you can use these to get motivated. I enjoyed them. The recipes found in this book are good. There are a couple that are a little bizarre, but I just modified it with ingredients that wouldn't ruin the nutritional value. The meals fill you up and leave you satisfied. I would definatly recommend this book....more info
  • Don't be fooled
    This book is a piece of fluff. There is absolutely no REAL information in it. I feel totally jipped. Don't be foole. I agree that if you are serious about losing weight Jillian Michaels book Wining By Losing is the much better choice....more info
  • Motivation
    This is great motivation and it has good recipes. I would also visit their website and get involved in that if you are serious about losing weight!...more info
  • Good Book
    I enjoyed reading the book. It inspired me to get moving and get fit....more info
  • Great Book
    I love this book because all the recipes are so easy and a lot of them are not time consuming. I like the fact that the book has a lot of simple snack and appetizer recipes. ...more info
  • The Biggest Loser: The Weight Loss Program to Transform Your Body, Health, and Life--Adapted from NBC's Hit Show!
    Although I could have done without all of the show participant promotion, the book was really helpful. It did a great job of laying out an easy to follow eating and exercising plan....more info
  • Biggest Loser book
    The book is excellent, it is filled with lot's of information. It has not only excercises, but as well nutrition and recipes. It shares the stories of real people and is a must buy....more info
  • Actually its pretty good.
    I don't have a weight problem but do I like evaluating weight-loss books. This one grabbed my attention with its attractive cover and the fact that it made the New York Times Bestseller list. My first thought was that it was so popular because it was based on a hit TV show and so it might not necessarily be that good- I was wrong.

    The book, while not going in-depth into a lot of weight loss issues as some books, covers the basics VERY well. It has testimonials, makes you examine your reasons for losing weight, discusses a diet and exercise program, and has you calculate your calorie needs- all the info you need presented in a concise format that's easy to read and, well, captivating.

    However the best thing the book has going for it is the fact that its downright inspirational. Anybody who is very overweight and has tried to lose for sometime, is going to really appreciate this book- with its many pictures and stories of "successful losers." This, in my opinion, sets this book apart. You can have all the know-how in the world, but unless you can stick with a good weight loss plan over the long haul, its just no good- and this book can definitely help you with that.
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  • Great Book
    This book was very enjoyable. It was different than any weight loss books I have read. It was very informative and very interesting to read. I loved the stories of the contestants from the show. I just love Bob!! He's great....more info
  • Losing weight the responsible way.
    The book speaks for itself; it is chock-a-block with sensible advice about sensible eating habits....more info
  • great buy
    inspiring and motivating. wouldn't think twice in recommending this book to others who want to change their lives....more info
  • Biggest loser book
    Book was very informational and inspirering. The food plan and the exercise plan was very easy to follow. It also helped reading about the biggest losers from season 1 & 2. What helped them, their tips on eating and exercising. Also getting tips from the trainers was helpful....more info
  • biggest loser dvd
    i love the biggest loser bought the book and dvd last year... but the dvd been american dosent work in english dvd,s which is a real shame. Besides being a waste off money .Also some off the food in the recipies is different to ours which is a bit confusing....more info
  • My Review
    This little book is a practical and inspirational guide for those of us who want to lighten up. ...more info
  • Great Book!
    I have found this book to be great! It is a simple plan to follow and very adaptable. The first day, although I was worried I'd be hungry, I felt full and content. I am enjoying this new way of eating. I was inspired because a friend of mine was on last season's show and he lost a lot of weight and to this day looks great!...more info

 

 
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