In its 14 seasons, NBC’s Biggest Loser has inspired us with its amazing personal success stories and motivated us to lose weight. With the reintroduction of the Biggest Loser Club, the official weight loss program of the Biggest Loser, we can follow the same diet and fitness plans the contestants follow, restructured to fit into our daily lives at any fitness level.
Here are six things you need to know:
Express Six-Week Plan: The Express Six-Week Plan is the closest you will get to being at the Biggest Loser ranch without actually being there. The program, which requires consuming only 1,200 calories a day and performing 150 minutes of moderate exercise weekly, is designed to jump start your weight loss.
New Meal Plans and More Recipes: Meal plans are less customizable in the new version of the Biggest Loser Club. Before you could choose between vegetarian, low-cholesterol, and regular meal plans, among others. Now you can choose only between regular and vegetarian, and the ability to make swaps in the weekly menu is still impossible.
Additional Walking and Running Programs: The new Biggest Loser Club features new walking and running programs to use to train for 5K and 10K races and half marathons as well as its previous Biggest Loser At Home program, which current members will recognize. New workout videos featuring Biggest Loser trainers were also added.
Revamped Food and Exercise Tracker: The Biggest Loser Club revamped the food and exercise tracker. It is now easier and faster to use and provides fun weight loss progress charts and nutrition summaries. Unfortunately, current members lost all food and exercise tracked before the change.
Improved Layout and Design: The previous Biggest Loser Club had a dated platform with a design that didn’t seem to match the reality show on which it was based. The new platform is more user-friendly than the previous with branding consistent with the show. The new platform also makes it easier to change personal information, adjust diet and fitness plans in the middle of a session, and track daily food and exercise with automatic integration.
Smartphone and Tablet: The Biggest Loser Club is now available on your desktop, smartphone, and tablet.
Shae Blevins is a mostly-healthy food and fitness blogger with a love of dogs and dry red wine. She blogs at skinnyshae.wordpress.com.
January 22nd, 2014