BELIEVE IT, BE IT
The first female winner of The Biggest Loser shares her inspiring story of weight loss and personal transformation
When Ali Vincent became a contestant on NBC’s hit show, The Biggest Loser, her weight was at an all-time high of 234 pounds—and her life had reached an all-time low. Like millions of Americans, Ali struggled for years with poor eating habits, family problems, s...more
What I will say is that Ali appears to be a very positive person who is looking for ways to leave he...more
Believe it, Be it is the story of Ali Vincent, the first female winner of the Biggest Loser. When Ali was first accepted to be a contestant on...more
Ali and her mother were part of the Biggest Losers (BL) cast of 2008. She was sent home, but in a BL twist of fate she lost the most during her stint at home and came back. Ali went on to win the season and was the first female BL.
Ali starts and finishes this book with her struggle. Ali realizes that she was not at her highest weight bec...more
Believe It, Be It is a quick read, and a very inspiring tale documenting Vincent's life and her road to weight loss. I really enjoyed the back-stage pass to The Biggest Loser process and the behind-the-scenes details about life on the ranch -- it provided a very interesting...more
I started reading it yesterday afternoon thinking I would only read a little bit and could not put it down. I loved reading...more
Not too in-depth about Ali's history, but enough for you to understand how sad she'd been and how she was looking to change her life for the better. Her story is really inspiring and her philosophies on health/nutrition/fitness are real...more
Unfortunately, this book felt a little slim, a little weak to me. It's not that Ali doesn't reveal personal stories--it's that they come across too vague for my taste.
I'd read Julie Hadden's book about how the Biggest Loser changed her life, and I was so impressed and moved by how honest and deep...more
If you're looking for a dieting memior, then this is a book to read. I found the insights into getting on the show and what it's like on the show to be interesting. I also liked how she got into all the past stuff, realizing how it all got her to where she was when she started her season on The Biggest Loser. So, it was interesting, but she's not an exceptional writer. The writing was just ok....more
I would definitely recommend it to anyo...more
This was a very, very quick read. Ali talked a lot about Jillian but said barely anything about Bob - I'd love to know if he's the same person off camera. I vividly remember her season and the other contestants so I liked hearing more about them. I really enjoyed the glimpses of what living on the ranch is really like and what filming a TV show actually entails. I could definitely no...more
I would call it a must read for Biggest Loser fans, but if you are looking for ideas on how to lose weight, you will probably have to look elsewhere.
Every book has food in it:
"I did start to find my self doing things I shouldn't, like standing in front of the freezer at night, dipping into the frozen yogurt for another spoonful when I wa...more