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Biggest Loser Recap Season 9 Episode 3 with Amanda Arlauskas

Week three on the ranch! The cameras go home to visit with the blue team and yellow team as they prepare to come back to the ranch to weigh-in in just two weeks!

Who would have guessed that the contestants were due for a temptation soon? The contestants walk upon Alison Sweeney and two big tables full of M&Ms. Alison explains that it is “student/teacher week,” meaning each team will have a teacher who will be able to work out with Bob Harper and Jillian Michaels all week and use them for their knowledge in weight loss, and a student, who will have no access to the trainers and just use the teacher as a resource this week. For whatever player eats the most M&Ms, they get the ultimate power, to choose who of each team will be the teacher and who will be the student. The twist is that only the student’s weight will represent the team on the scale this week. Sherry Johnston of the pink team won eating two M&Ms for a total of only 10 calories!curtis stone biggest loser

The teacher’s meet with Curtis Stone for a teaching lesson on cooking healthy meals. This is valuable so it can help them not only this week, but in the upcoming weeks on the ranch. He shows them how to prepare a healthier version of a restaurant favorite, Chicken Cacciatore.

This week’s challenge is for each teacher to unwind 1,000 feet of ribbon around a playground. The student is then blindfolded and guided by the teacher around the playground to untangle the ribbon that has been knotted up and tangled each and every way. The gray team wins giving them immunity for the week. They also win the chance to reverse the white team’s contestant weigh-in, making Michael Ventrella‘s weight count this week instead of Maria Ventrella‘s. With only 10 pounds representing the white team’s weight loss, they fall below the yellow line. As per wishes by Maria, she is sent home leaving her son to compete another week.

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January 20th, 2010