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Alison Sweeney on The Doctors

the doctorsTune in tomorrow, Thursday, February 10, to catch Alison Sweeney on The Doctors. Alison talks with the show’s panel about parenting and being a mom, so you can be sure you’ll get some great tips from The Mommy Diet. They even discuss the impact of being an overbearing parent. “‘Extreme’ is definitely a word I’d use to describe the ‘tiger mom’ and we definitely talk about that during the episode,” writes Alison in her blog.

Plus, this episode will feature 20 ways to look younger–no surgery needed! We’re intrigued to find out how “pumpkin can give you an instant face lift.”

Check your local listings for show times. Image via The Doctors’ website.



Alison Sweeney Introduces The Mommy Diet

Moms are a special breed. They do it all, and then some more, and rarely complain and hardly ever ask for anything in return. What happens in all of this psuedo-superwoman-esque-ness is that they give up a lot of themselves in order to care for a household, the children in it, the spouse, and the hundred other people and things that demand their attention each day.

Alison Sweeney is one of those moms. She has two kids, two jobs, an adoring husband, and, let’s be honest, what from the outside appears to be a pretty fabulous life. But brass tacks, she’s still a mom trying to do everything she can to maintain and manage. So, she wrote The Mommy Diet.

The book is supposed to help all these superwomen do it all AND do some for themselves, too. It’s all about getting fit and staying that way before, during and after pregnancy… even if it’s several years after.

I had a chance to speak with Alison about her new book, during a break from Biggest Loser 10 finale rehearsals. She’s excited about the book, and should be, because there’s a lot of information in there women… moms… need to hear.


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The Diets Everyone is Talking about and Trying in 2011

If you’re resolving to lose weight, you’re probably researching the best diets and which is right for you. A quick way to determine that is to use our diet finder, which will match your budget, goals and lifestyle with the weight loss plan that best suits your needs.

Or, you can take a look at this list of must-watch diets for 2011. These are the ones you’ll no doubt hear your co-workers, aunts and best friends raving or complaining about in the new year. Some are a bit faddish and lend themselves to yo-yo dieting, others have solid foundations that set you up for success this year and for more to come.

The 17 Day Diet

This one broke out on the scene with the book’s release in November 2010 on Dr. Phil. Dr. Mike Moreno wrote the book to help people kick-start their weight loss, re-learn how to eat via meal plans and 17-minutes a day worth of exercise, and then give them the information they need for on-going maintenance. It’s a cycled way of eating that keeps the metabolism from getting bored and settling in to a status quo.

Weight Watchers PointsPlus

In November 2010, Weight Watchers unveiled the most significant change to its program in 13 years. Using the latest in nutritional science along with Weight Watchers’ nearly 50 years of expertise, the new approach allows for clients to make healthier, more satisfying choices. The new PointsPlus calculation includes protein, fiber, fat and carbs, instead of just fiber, fat and calories.

Jillian Michaels

The Biggest Loser trainer is on her way out of primetime, with season 11 being her last, but it is in no way her swan song. If anything, this is just her prelude. Men and women alike clamor to reap the benefits of her fitness empire that you’ll no doubt hear someone tell you that they’re using her fitness DVDs, using her online weight loss plan, or reading her books and cooking her recipes.
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Biggest Loser Cast Raises Money for Strikers’ Families

Alison, Bob and JillianThe Biggest Loser crew went on strike last week in an effort to secure health benefits. To help the family members of the strikers while they go unpaid, Jillian Michaels, Bob Harper and Alison Sweeney have started a support fund. “Our crew have families to support so in the interim Bob, Ali, I are auctioning off three training sessions each (Ali will be doing lunch dates) to help contribute to this fund,” writes Jillian on her Facebook.

Those who wish to help out can make a direct donation, or can bid on one of the charity auctions on eBay. Bob and Jillian are both auctioning off one-hour workout sessions, and Alison is auctioning off lunches. One workout will be auctioned off by each trainer for three days, and Alison will auction off one lunch day for three days. Each auction will last for 24 hours.


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Celebrity Diet Tweets Make Unhealthy Habits Mainstream

Americans are unarguably obsessed with three (at the very least) things: Social networking, body image and celebrities. So when you create a cauldron comprised of this trio of addictions, you have a potion that is as lethal as a malevolent sorcerer’s concoction.

And that is exactly what an article by a Global Shift writer is suggesting when non-famous Americans start following celebrities and their diet chronicles via Twitter. From Megan Fox’s apple cider vinegar shots to Demi Moore’s bikini photos, celebrities have taken to documenting their diet rituals and their effects in 140 characters or less and, unfortunately, many young and impressionable Americans are reading.

Many follow reading these tweets with a trip to the store to pick up the ingredients for a fad-diet juice blend that likely will not cure their weight issues. 
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