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The Biggest Loser’s Season 5 winner, Ali Vincent dropped by the gym on tonight’s show to tell the contestants that Alison Sweeney had to step out for a minute… to have her baby that is! As Alison welcomed her bundle of joy, the contestants welcomed a few of their former competitors, eliminated contestants David, Estella and Nicole. (more…)

EA Sports Active Personal Trainer for the Wii

ea sports active personal trainerDuring the past year the Wii Fit has become a breakthrough in fitness for many would-be couch potatoes. And while some reports say that the reality of the Wii Fit is that most of them aren’t being used for fitness, but rather gathering dust in the more than 1.5 million homes with one, more games keep coming out.

This past year, Jillian Michaels’ released her own Fitness Ultimatum for the Wii to lack-luster reviews, and there are rumors that the Biggest Loser will release its own game. But before that, the show’s host Alison Sweeney is giving EA Sports Active Personal Trainer a try.

“When do I have time to go to the gym? It really is like a personal trainer in a box. It’s perfect. I recommend it to all mothers!”, raves the new mom about the game that releases May 19. Alison is also joining 11 others in a 30-Day Challenge, to be the first to try the new game and report their progress. The challenge begins with a spa retreat hosted by Bob Greene, and it’s no surprise that his involvement earned the product a Best Life seal of approval. Other participants include web celebs, mommy bloggers, gamers and daddy bloggers. (more…)

Alison Sweeney’s New Baby and Post-Pregnancy Workout

Alison Sweeney with daughter Megan Hope. (via People.com)

Fans of Biggest Loser watching the current season seven might be a little confused by a very noticeably pregnant Alison Sweeney when they learn that she’s got a two-month-old baby girl at home. Sweeney announced her pregnancy during late filming of season six, and was pregnant throughout the filming of season seven. People were surprised to see her six weeks shy of delivery at the season six finale, only to show up a few weeks later on the season seven premiere with a barely-there bump.

After a long day of filming for season seven, a very 9-months-pregnant Sweeney went into the hospital for a routine check-up, still donning hair and make-up from the set. “My doctor was a little concerned and said, ‘I don’t want to leave her in there one more day!” says Sweeney, whose labor was then induced. The short notice gave barely enough time for her husband, California State Trooper Dave Sanov, to make it to her side. (more…)

Bernie’s Biggest Loser Episode 2 Recap

Episode 2 proved to be action packed from the very beginning. Right off the bat we see Michelle from the Pink Team beginning to confront the issues that she is dealing with concerning her and her mother’s relationship. Next, we see Jerry from the Yellow Team starting to feel better, which is terrific and truly goes to show why the Biggest Loser is such an amazing show.

Week two on the Biggest Loser is notorious for being a low week for contestants when it comes to dropping weight, so I was definitely shocked when Jerry and Coleen took on host Ali Sweeney’s challenge to lose more than 13lbs for the chance at 10,000 dollars.

biggest loser challenge

The physical challenge this week was awesome. Contestants got to revisit their adolescence by participating in a slip-n-slide challenge for the opportunity to win phone calls home. After 18 rounds Ed and Heba from the Orange Team emerged victorious and won the right to call home. Accompanying their prize was the opportunity to gift a phone call to another team. Ed and Heba chose to give a phone call home to married couple Amy and Phil who have three children, their youngest of whom is autistic- all in all I think Ed and Heba made a great choice.

chef rocco

On this Episode, contestants were also visited by celebrity chef Rocco DiSpirito, who showed contestants that eating healthy can taste great. Half of the contestants were given recipes that they had to prepare for the remaining contestants who were then asked to vote for their favorite dish. In the end Amy and Shellay from the Purple team won and were awarded a year’s worth of free groceries.At the weigh in, as in every episode, two teams fell beneath the dreaded yellow line, this week we saw the Grey Team (Tom and L.T.) fall below with the Yellow Team (Jerry and Coleen). Jerry and Coleen lost an amazing 11lbs. However, because of their deal with host Alison Sweeny to lose more than 13lbs for the chance to win 10,000 dollars, the yellow team was forced below the yellow line.

biggest loser yellow team

In the end the grey team was voted off, despite the fact that L.T. had helped to save the Orange team just the week before there was no favors returned by Ed and Heba, who cast votes to boot the Boston Boys. If episode two shows us anything, it’s that “Game Play” is in full affect! I can’t wait to see next week’s episode of the Biggest Loser and urge you to come visit me once again for an episodic recap here at DietsInReview.com.

Biggest Loser Seasons 6 and 7 Updates

Anyone else getting Biggest Loser fever? Or is that just the 100 degree temps and humidity? If you are in fact antsy for September to get here already – I have a few nuggets for you to chew on in the mean time.biggest loser

Season Six

Host Alison Sweeney announced that she is pregnant. NBC has also made it know that this season will have teams of families competing to lose weight. While Biggest Loser continues to inspire people around the world to lose weight and start living healthier lives, maybe this will be the catalyst to get entire families on board. Jillian and Bob are back for more butt-kicking-in-the-gym fun. Kim Lyons from seasons one through four will not be rejoining. Chef Rocco will be making more appearances to help teach the cast how to cook nutritiously. And, the Biggest Loser Meal Plan is supposed to a bigger part of the cast’s eating.

 

“Biggest Loser: Families” will premiere Tuesday, September 16.

 Season Seven

Hurry! They are casting right now! You’ll need to visit NBC to get all of the application details, and download the application. They are casting for couples, so expect another “Biggest Loser: Couples” to premiere in January. You must be 18, a legal U.S. resident, submit a 10 minute video with you and your teammate and a photo of each. Good Luck!!

UPDATE 8/21/08: CASTING FOR SEASON 7 IS NOW CLOSED.

Biggest Loser Host Alison Sweeney Announces Pregnancy

When Season Six Biggest Loser premiers in September, one member of the cast won’t be trying to lose any weight at all. Host Alison Sweeney told the Season Six cast (currently filming) just recently that she is expecting her second child (son Ben is 3 1/2). The baby is due January 20, 2009, just weeks after Season Six finale airs, and right after Season Seven begins. During her September 16, 2008 appearance on the Today Show, Alison announced that she is expecting a girl.

We wish Alison a healthy and safe pregnancy!

Jillian Michaels’ daytime debut

Set your DVR or schedule a late lunch this Tuesday, Jillian is becoming a soap star. While this isn’t a career change, she will be guest starring on NBC’s Days of our Lives this Tuesday, April 22.

Jillian Michaels Days of our Lives

Jillian will be playing the part of a personal trainer, of course, and shares scenes with Biggest Loser pal Alison Sweeney.

If you’re biting your nails anxiously to see Jillian prior to the Biggest Loser season 6 debut- this could take the edge off.

Biggest Loser: Episode 4

There are four words that sum up episode 4 of Biggest Loser: Couples…

Yellow. Team. Brought. It.

If you haven’t watched this intense, dramatic, twisted episode yet- then don’t read this post because I’m going to spill it all. Episode 3 last week wrapped with the white team being removed, followed by host Ali asking who they would vote to remove if they could choose one more. A three way tie between Black, Yellow and Purple was settled by a deciding vote by the Pink team- Yellow Team.

The twist- that the contestants, viewers and even the trainers didn’t see coming- they weren’t sent home. Instead it was them versus everyone, 1 versus 6, 6 versus 1. Yellow team had to beat the average percent weight loss at this week’s weigh in- or immediately go home. If they did beat the average of all the other teams- then they would have sole choice of elimination.

This is a team that two weeks ago was up for elimination, then came all the way back and won Biggest Loser team of the week last week. They also got their choice of trainer- so they worked exclusively with Jillian all week and everyone else only had access to Bob.

One of the things I love about the show is that the trainers aren’t on the inside of anything. They never know who has been eliminated. They never know what’s going on with the twists and turns of the game. They’re innocent bystanders just like the contestants. Making the show and the game all the more interesting.

Alliances started being made- and everyone planned to gang up on the black team. Orange and Blue decided they would throw their weigh in this week, in order to reduce the percentage of weight lost and allow Yellow team to eliminate the Black team. So the typical “reality show” side of things started showing its ugly face.

I was so impressed with Kelly and Paul of the Yellow team. They just kicked it in to gear. Paul was sneaking into the gym in the middle of the night for extra workouts. And when it came time for this week’s challenge- Paul single-handedly beat the other 12 people. The prize- letters from home. Kelly was SO excited… but she and Paul had agreed that those letters would be nothing more than a distraction when they needed to give this game all they had and more. When presented with the prize, one coveted by every person in that house, Paul responded “The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few.” They turned over the letters to the other six teams. HOW SWEET! He kept trying to be “a warrior”… but Paul, we know you’re a sweet guy.

A lot of stuff happened on that show last night- but I just have to concentrate on the force that is Yellow. Unbelievable. They went into weigh-in, which Paul called Judgment Day, and surprised everyone with their secret weapon. Their prize for team of the week was an extra two pounds off at weigh in. The producers also had a secret- the team of the week at this weigh in would earn immunity. So when Mark and Jay of the Black Team pulled a whopping 4.64 total percentage weight lost taking first place— SLAP IN THE FACE for all of the people who threw their weight so that Black would be sent home. No one saw that coming. Everyone had stellar numbers this week, except for Blue and Orange. And I seriously think had they not thrown their weigh in, which Dan happily admitted to, then Yellow would not have won.

But they did! They had to beat the average of 2.81% and weighed in with 3.39%. They won. Those two little engines that could beat the other six teams. They made the wrenching decision to send home Pink (which devastated me). In true Bette-Sue fashion she announced “We’ll come back skinnier than all of you damn people!” She’s one tough cookie and I believe her.

Next week we have Jillian crying to look forward to. Looks like it’s going to keep getting even more twisted as they aren’t eliminating teams anymore, but individuals. Which, doesn’t that defeat the entire purpose of a Couples/Teams season?

Here’s a new addition to the weekly episode blog:
Quote of the week:
Ali while training exclusively with Bob Harper– “Bob has flipped a nut and I’m scared for my life.”
Cry of the week:
Everyone reading letters from home.