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6 Things to Know about the New Biggest Loser Club

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.

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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.

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Join Biggest Loser Club, Win a Membership for a Friend

Biggest Loser is back tonight for its 12th season! There are 15 new contestants competing as individuals, and two new trainers, to shake-up The Ranch and keep all of us trying just a little bit harder. Are you ready to make some major changes too?

While less than 200 people have ever made it to the ranch out of the millions who apply, you can still live the Biggest Loser lifestyle at home with the Biggest Loser Club online. You’ll have access to nutrition guidance, meal plans with Biggest Loser-approved recipes, workout plans, and community support all conveniently online.

Sign-up today for Biggest Loser Club, the official diet and fitness program used by the contestants and personalized to fit your goals and lifestyle. You’ll receive a special introductory rate of $39 for three months and receive three free gifts (Biggest Loser fitness books and cookbooks).

If you sign-up by 10/31, one individual will receive a three-month online membership for free to share with a family member or friend. (more…)

Win a 3-Month Biggest Loser Club Pass

We’re down to the final weeks of Biggest Loser season 11, a time when we really start to see all that hard work pay off. The transformations are never short of jaw-dropping, especially for the ones who did a lot (or most) of the work at home.

If you’re one of the millions who want to start your weight loss journey on the ranch, then consider getting the same fitness and nutrition guidance without the glare of the cameras and annoyance of game play. Check out the Biggest Loser Club! Like many contestants, you can start and continue your journey at home, all the way to your personal finale.

Recently we celebrated the success story of member Brenda Turnbaugh, who lost 108 pounds since September 2009.

GiveawayWin a 3-Month Biggest Loser Club Pass

We want to help two people jump start their journey by giving away two 3-month Biggest Loser Club passes. You’ll get all the online access to recipes, meal plans, custom fitness programs, community message boards, and so much more!

To Enter

1. Comment below telling us what your weight loss goal is, and what you’re doing to get there

2. A second entry is counted when you share this post on Twitter using @DietsInReview and http://flwr.it/BLClub

Post your comment below to enter, or click to learn more about Biggest Loser Club and sign up today.

 

*DISCLAIMER: Only residents of the U.S. are eligible to win. Eligibility requires a comment on this blog post; a second entry will be counted with a tweet @DietsInReview using the URL http://flwr.it/BLClub. DietsInReview.com will draw one winner May 20, 2011 and will notify winners via the email used in the comment form. Winners have five business days to respond and claim prize or forfeit prize. Rodale may replace the prize with one of equal value if prize is not available. Prize value is $75.00; not redeemable for cash. Prize provided by Rodale.

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Brenda’s Biggest Loser Club Success Story

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UPDATE 5/11/11: Brenda reached out to us via our Facebook page and had this to say: “Just wanted to update that story by saying that I DID complete my first marathon on April 30th in 4:50:31! AND I have hit my initial goal weight of 150 now.” Congratulations Brenda on achieving two incredible accomplishments!

Although it’s inspiring to watch the contestants on The Biggest Loser slim down at the ranch, the show’s most important message comes from the at-home winners. They prove that you don’t need the ranch and personal trainers to lose weight. Proof of this inspiration is apparent in the stories from everyday people who have reached their weight-loss goals through The Biggest Loser Club.

Brenda Turnbaugh is one of these success stories, having lost 108 pounds. She joined The Biggest Loser Club in September of 2009, when she weighed 263 pounds. “I could barely make it up and down the stairs to get to my office at work,” Brenda says. “Every night, when I got to my car, I would be huffing and puffing from 2 flights of stairs and a 100-foot walk across a parking lot, and that was the most exercise I got some days.”

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January Diet Giveaways for Your Resolutions

These giveaways have ended.

We’re starting off 2011 with several giveaways! It’s your chance to take home some of the most talked about diet and weight loss programs of the new year for free! Act fast though, these giveaways aren’t going to last!

Denise Austin’s Get Energy!

One winner will receive a copy of Denise Austin’s new book, Get Energy!, all about helping you feel more energized. A second winner will receive a copy of the book, plus a four-pack of Denise Austin’s DVDs. Drawing 1/31/11

See the Get Energy review.

Choose Your Goody Bag Giveaway

The American Cancer Society’s Choose You movement is encouraging women to embrace healthier habits to to prevent cancer and cancer-related deaths. The goody bag includes a Choose You shirt, flower pin, pedometer and more! Drawing 1/31/11

The Mommy Diet Giveaway

We’ve got an autographed copy for Alison Sweeney’s new book! The Mommy Diet’s all about getting fit before, during and after pregnancy so you can be a happier, healthier mom. Drawing 1/31/11

See The Mommy Diet review

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Biggest Loser Club Gives You the Ranch Experience at Home

Do you ever watch The Biggest Loser and wish you could be in their shoes? Do you long for the motivation to keep going? The Biggest Loser Club is a way for people to enjoy the Biggest Loser weight loss techniques without subjecting themselves to reality-show stardom. The online weight loss community offers personalized fitness plans, healthy recipes, professional advice, motivation from other members and other cutting edge weight-loss tools.

The Club works by providing an intricate system of peers and professionals to guide you along your path. Message boards, food journals, personalized goal charts, challenges, shopping lists and other interactive tools help keep you connected. You don’t have to do this alone.

Suffice it to say that exercise plays a big role in The Biggest Loser Club. Unfortunately, sample exercise routines are not available on the site, but we do know that Bob Harper and Jillian Michaels offer online videos to demonstrate a Biggest Loser workout.

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Biggest Loser contestants visit Wichita

This past weekend the city of Wichita, KS made one big move in stepping off the fattest cities list, and the Biggest Loser Club took one big step in helping them. During this season, and as I’ve mentioned here before, Biggest Loser Club has a creative approach to helping this country shed one million pounds- through its Biggest Loser Million Pound Match-up. As part of the promotion, the show is visiting five of the fattest cities in the country- and Wichita was included.

Jim Germanakos and Julie Haddon Biggest Loser WichitaAs part of the tour, hundreds and hundreds of people gathered in line at the local mall to sign up for the program, meet area nutritionists and fitness trainers to help them get started on the right foot. Similar to this season’s Biggest Loser: Couples, everyone needed to have a partner. While most people arrived as a duo, some teams were made in line between strangers. Sherry and Kim from Wichita made small talk during the lengthy wait and ended up partnering. Sherry said she didn’t have anyone, but a friend encouraged her to attend in case she did find that someone.

More alluring than learning your BMI and getting a free Biggest Loser water bottle, was meeting recent season four contestants Julie Haddon and Jim Germanakos. Julie took second place while Jim was the first person sent home from the black team; however, Jim did end up being the biggest “at home” loser. The total amount of weight he lost actually would have put him in first place had he been able to stay, and Julie says had she been given another month, she could have beat season four winner Bill Germanakos (Jim’s twin brother).

These two super-stars gave me a little time before the event kicked off on Saturday. They’re super-stars because as we sat in the food court talking, people kept slowly walking by to make sure it was them. One woman’s husband stopped and politely interrupted saying his wife was going to freak out if she didn’t get to say hi. Julie and Jim got up to say hello and talked for a few minutes. I later asked Julie if she’s enjoying her fifteen minutes, to which she replied “Oh girl! This is so much fun! But I’m just a regular person like everyone in this line. I just want to be a mom.” Next month, that fun-loving regular gal is speaking to Congress about health, weight and fitness in America.

They were both incredibly down-to-earth, sweet, funny and they looked fantastic! We talked about their experience on and off the show and how their lives have changed. I asked Jim how he and twin brother Bill would have done as a team on this couple’s season. “We would have done just as well because our competitive nature is strong. As a team, we like to believe we’re unbeatable.”

Biggest Loser Wichita SignageJim wanted to make certain that everyone knew that his brother Bill did not win $250,000 at the finale- he actually won $249,999 because of a bet he’d lost to Jim. Since Jim actually lost more weight than Bill, he had to pony up the first buck of his winnings. These two recently launched a new site, Biggest Loser Twins, where you can keep up with them and learn more about their story.

Since returning home, they each say they’ve put on a few pounds, but that it’s perfectly healthy. Julie says she’s in better shape now than she was at the finale last month, and Jim has put on weight per his doctor’s instruction because he’d managed to lose too much. Now the challenge is introducing their new lifestyle to their families.

“I came home and literally had a panic attack,” says Julie of her return from the show. “I had changed, but nothing in my environment had. It scared the willies out of me. I needed to set up my home and environment for success or I would not prosper and end up back to where I was.” She said her husband did more whining than her seven-year old, who has not objected to removing chocolate chip cookie dough, Cheetos, processed sugars and carbonated drinks from the house. And while Jillian made them eat completely organic at the Biggest Loser ranch, she says it’s not something she can afford to do all the time back home- so she does everything she can to introduce as healthy a life as possible. “I don’t want my family eating this stuff.”

Jim on the other hand doesn’t appear to have the same support system in his home as Julie. He tried to clear out the house when he returned, but his son went shopping for the first time by himself after that. “He brought back all the pop and frosted flakes,” said Jim. “My house is full of food, everywhere I turn.” So he relies on himself to be strong and maintain that thinner and healthier physique.

Jim Germanakos and Brandi Koskie Biggest Loser WichitaJulie says part of staying on track is having a goal. “If you don’t have a goal, you’ll flounder.” So their hoping they’ll receive an invitation to this season’s finale, looking good for that is the goal right now. Jim said “the biggest reason to go back is to look good. There are so many haters, but we’ll show them.” I asked if it were like looking good for your high school reunion or running into an ex-boyfriend/girlfriend and they both excitedly shouted “Yes!”.

It was certainly fun to have a chance to meet and chat with these two Biggest Losers. The crowd that had driven from across the state of Kansas to meet them were also excited. Jodi, from Manhattan, KS (the “little apple”) said she’d already signed up for Million Pound Match-up online, but came so that she could meet Julie and Jim. And Shari Munson, the woman from the food court, she and her family of four had driven an hour and a half from Windam to be at the event. The show had helped her realize that losing weight was something “she has to do” and she felt very encouraged by watching the show. She said her family is starting to get behind her to offer that full-house support that Julie has- but her husband reminded that health food is too expensive for their small income. He added “anything with health on the package gets to charge extra.”

If you don’t live in Wichita, KS and missed the event- you might have an opportunity as soon as next weekend. The remaining schedule looks like this:
Phoenix, AZ – January 26-27
Houston, TX – February 2-3
Miami, FL – February 9-10

Biggest Loser Club: The Weight-Loss Program for the Reluctant Dieter

Weight Loss ShowThe Biggest Loser Club, the companion weight-loss program to smash-hit show The Biggest Loser, is perfect for people who want to lose weight but just can’t seem to muster up the motivation. The site provides users with support from professionals and fellow members and it also provides tools that help keep you excited about losing weight. Because you can do it by yourself—sometimes you just need some help. Need help staying on track? You can connect with The Biggest Loser trainer Bob Harper and cast members through the site’s message boards. You can discuss tips and your progress with fellow Biggest Loser Club members. Join an online weight loss challenge team or do a buddy challenge and compete to reach your goals, just like on The Biggest Loser. Read testimonials. Check out other member’s personal home pages and profiles—and make your own, too. All of these helpful tools will help keep your new food and fitness regimen fresh, fun, and easy to follow.

Everything you need to reach your weight-loss goals is right at your fingertips on the Biggest Loser Club site. From recipes to fitness plans to support, the Biggest Loser Club has it all ready, just for you. Each member gets a personalized diet and exercise program, with new recipes, shopping lists, and exercise regimens every day—just another way the Biggest Loser Club helps to motivate you.

On top of all that, with the start of the fourth season of The Biggest Loser, the Biggest Loser Club has launched fantastic new social networking capabilities, more meal planning features, more workouts, more fitness tools, and hundreds of new recipes.

So if want to lose weight and motivation’s what you’re lacking, the Biggest Loser Club has all the tools ad support you’ll need to boost that motivation and achieve your weight-loss goals.

You can check it out yourself by logging on to Biggest Loser Club website and getting a free profile and weight loss plan.