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The Biggest Loser 30-Day Jump Start: Lose Weight, Get in Shape, and Start Living the Biggest Loser Lifestyle Today!

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Over the last six seasons of The Biggest Loser, you've watched as contestants shed pounds, got healthy, and dramatically changed their lives for the better. In fact, you may have been so inspired by the show's remarkable success stories that you've considered embarking on your own weight loss journey.
If you're looking to get healthy now, there's good news: You don't have
Paperback, 308 pages
Published February 17th 2009 by Rodale Books
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Sep 07, 2017 rated it it was ok
I like the fact that this book combines recipes and exercises, but I'm not a fan of the low/no-fat approach to a healthy diet, so the recipes aren't ones I'd use without full fat substitutions.
Cindi (cheesygiraffe)
Jan 03, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2010-read
Starting Monday Jan. 4th Day 1.
It's Tuesday February 2nd and I finished Day 30!

I can't believe how far I've come in 30 days. I've lost 11 pounds for one thing. Another is that when I started day 1 I could barely walk for 10 minutes on the treadmill at 2.0. Never mind the body weight exercises that I could barely do 1 set of and the strength exercises I could hardly do a 1 circuit of. Now I'm walking 50 minutes at a speed of 3.3 and I'm doing 2 sets of the body weight exercises and doing 2 sets o
Jan 31, 2010 rated it it was amazing
We all know the first 30 days are critical to changing any bad habit -- or making good ones. That's why I was so interested in getting my hands on The Biggest Loser 30-Day Jump Start. I was not disappointed.

This book is a fantastic launch pad for people who want to lose weight, get healthy and make rapid, comprehensive lifestyle changes related to wellness. Using real contestants as peer models (including past winner Ali Vincent, who seems to be becoming the poster child of the franchise), the 3
Got this for some recipe ideas and "success story" inspiration, and it wasn't exactly what I expected.

Very basic... good for a beginner...

I am definitely glad I picked it up because there are some great ideas I will certainly use (like a great-looking mushroom soup and some other recipes), but I wouldn't say it was "helpful" overall.

Also, these people are INSANE with the low-fat/non-fat. "It's fine to have an egg every day, as long as you remove the yolk." NONSENSE! Yes, egg whites are a great
Dec 09, 2009 rated it really liked it
So several months ago I discovered that my metabolism had taken an extended vacation, probably to somewhere in Europe, and had fiendishly taken my willpower along with it. What to do? With the amount of food my kids eat off my plate, you wouldn't think this would be an issue. However, I thought I'd see what kind of ideas I could get from this book and the guerilla trainers who whip those people into shape. This is an actual day by day, move your bookmark through it and follow the directions kind ...more
Dec 04, 2011 rated it really liked it
I picked this book up on a whim and I'm glad I did. It has tons of recipes that look really yummy in it that I am going to try out. I found the exercise program to be pretty sensible, it starts out with twenty minutes of walking and increases by two minutes each day until you are getting an hour of cardio. I won't be following the program laid out in the book because I'm already on a different program but it seems like a good starting point or a "jump start" for someone who needs a little kick t ...more
Robin Haase
Feb 26, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Some of the recipes have ingredients I absolutely don't like, but all I did was remove them or change it out for something I did like for the same calorie and such. I lost 14 pounds when I followed this, but it was hard to get my boyfriend on board, so I didn't continue to follow it. It did teach me a lot about nutrition, though, so I am thinking of following it again. This time with a different mindset.
Rebecca Charlesworth
Full of inspiration and recipes to help you on your weight loss journey! Definitely a great read if you're trying to lose weight or kick start a fitness plan! It gives you a full in sight into the contestants mind set and how they managed to overcome their issues and keep their motivation at an all time high! I would recommend this book to anyone!
Jun 02, 2009 rated it really liked it
I have several other Biggest Loser books and really like them all, but this one is just what I needed. I love that it's all laid out, day by day, with the meal plan, recipes and work out all together for each day. It eases you into the routine which is great for a beginner as well as offering a slightly more advance option for those who have worked out in the past.
Lesley Looper
Mar 17, 2013 rated it liked it
I did a pretty thorough skim through this book, which I borrowed from the library. As usual, I liked hearing the "Biggest Loser" contestants' stories and tips. One tip mentioned making taco salad with turkey meat, no chips, and salsa instead of dressing, which sounds good. I also like the exercises with photo steps.
Maria Barci
Aug 21, 2012 rated it liked it
If you read one biggest loser book you've read them all. They are pretty much the same no matter which one. But if you're going to get one, I think this one is especially good. Has some good info and some great, easy healthy recipes and tips.
Mar 11, 2010 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2011-books-read
Looking forward to putting this book with the walks and exericses to use......also some of the recipes. I like that it has a menu plan, but it would cost me a fortune to buy everything that it suggests to have! I'll just use it for ideas!
Dec 17, 2010 rated it really liked it
Color me surprised that I thought this book was pretty good. I skipped a lot of the "inspirational" parts because I didn't find them very inspiring or inspired but . . . for more:
Jun 21, 2010 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2010
Another great book from the cast and trainors of The Biggest Loser. I really liked the easy to follow exercizes and I'm looking forward to trying some of the recipes like blueberry bran mini-muffins and Labanese Kebabs w/ Tahini sauce!
Jan 02, 2011 rated it it was amazing
My friends used thisplan and encouraged me to do the same - I did and what a difference it made! I've recommended the book, plan, and recipes to all of my friend and family. I've used it so often that I finally had to break down and purchase another copy.
Feb 10, 2010 rated it really liked it
I really love this book it has been life changing.......
Apr 19, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: cookbook
I was pleasantly surprised by this book. I enjoyed every recipe listed and look forward to trying them soon!
Mar 19, 2009 rated it it was amazing
This book is helping me lose weight! I love it! The meal plan is simple and easy to follow, the exercises are things almost anyone can do, and the former contestants are inspirational.
Sep 01, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Great motivation. Great recipes.
Amanda Pearl
Aug 12, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: health, movie-tv, bir-2012
pretty good book. good for fans of the show and for people who want a step by step schedule for every day. I tried some of the recipes and they were pretty good.
Dec 25, 2015 rated it liked it
Clear, concise, and readable. Read it--for the most part--in an afternoon.
Stephanie Snyder
Dec 20, 2015 rated it really liked it
ok ideas
easy recipes, too much meat and oil
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Cheryl Forberg RD is a New York Times bestselling author, a James Beard award-winning chef, nutritionist and culinary consultant for NBC's The Biggest Loser. Her role is to help overweight contestants transform their bodies, health and ultimately, their lives. A culinary expert and registered dietitian, she has shared cooking and nutrition tips with the contestants and viewers for nine seasons.

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