All About the Biggest Loser

You don't have to be on The Biggest Loser television show to experience your own transformation. You can follow the same guidelines at home and achieve the same results! Follow the 4-3-2-1 pyramid to make better food choices, understand how many calories you should consume to lose weight, and don't be alarmed if you hit a plateau. By adding physical activities that you enjoy and are likely to stick with, you will hit your weight loss goals in no time!

 

A Guide to the Biggest Loser

If you have hopes of being the "biggest loser," you don't have to be on the television show to achieve it. You can follow the Biggest Loser diet and fitness program that is similar to the one used on this popular television show in the comfort of your own home.
 
The Biggest Loser weight loss program consists of a diet that is low-calorie, calorie-controlled, fat-reduced, and high in lean proteins. Add onto that some good old-fashioned exercise, and you, too, can benefit from a sensible, healthy, and flexible weight loss program.
 
By shedding some of those extra pounds, you may also benefit from lower cholesterol, decreased blood pressure, and a variety of other medical benefits, as well as becoming stronger, gaining a boost in self-esteem, and having more energy.
 

What Is the 4-3-2-1 Biggest Loser Pyramid?

The Biggest Loser pyramid of 4-3-2-1 indicates the number of servings from each of the food groups. This pyramid includes:
 
  • Four servings of fruits and vegetables
  • Three servings of protein (lean meat, vegetarian, or low-fat dairy)
  • Two servings of whole grains
  • One serving of fats, oils, sweets, or alcohol -- your choice (equal to 200 calories).
 
With this nutrition plan, you will eat three meals and two snacks a day, which helps you avoid feeling hungry or deprived. You can choose from a variety of foods, as long as they are natural ("good calories") and not processed ("bad calories"). Natural foods tend to be lower in calories and higher in fiber than processed foods, which aids in weight loss.
 
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