Week three of Biggest Loser is when people on the show really start to “get it.” Everyone starts to figure out their workouts, their diets, and generally what is working for them. But we still don’t know what the deal is with these new trainers. They are finally revealed!
Cara Castronuovawas taught to box at the age of five by her father. She has also been boxing competitively since the age of 20, winning two Golden Gloves and at one point was ranked number two in the country! She brings that fighting spirit to the Biggest Loser and hopes to help the contestants with their battle against obesity.
Brett Hoebelhas been in the fitness industry for nearly 20 years. He has studied a wide range of martial arts from capoeira to muay thai, as well as holding a degree in science with double majors of biology and psychology. He believes there is a science to everything and wishes to bring this to the contestants and really shape their formula for weight loss. (more…)
The newest weight-loss reality show, Shedding for the Wedding, recently announced the nine overweight couples who will be working to lose weight to win the wedding of their dreams. The show will be hosted by Sara Rue, who is a weight-loss success story herself. The show premiers on Wednesday, February 23, on the CW.
Without further ado, here are the nine couples:
Team Fairy Tale
Allison, 28, and David, 26, are from Auburn, New York. They got engaged in December of 2009. Allison begins the show weighing 170 pounds and David weights 265 pounds.
Team Fun and Games
Dawn is 27 and weights 180 pounds. Adam is 30 and weighs 235 pounds. They are from Hayward, California, and have been engaged since early 2010.
Laeresa is 25 and begins the show at 212 pounds. Stephen is 24 and weighs 263 pounds. They are from Hawthorne, California and are not yet engaged.
Austin and Laura are both 26 and got engaged in November 2009. Austin begins the competition at 260 pounds, and Laura wights 190 pounds. They are from Champaign, Illinois.
Watch our exclusive elimination interview with Ana Alvarado. She calls her time on Biggest Loser “nothing short of a miracle,” and that what she learned in only seven days at the ranch is that “we can push ourselves to do just about anything.” Hear more about her daily diet, fitness regimen and why the weight loss has helped her career.
Interview made possible by MultiGrain Cheerios.
“I’m a work in progress,” says Ana Alvarado, the first elimination of Biggest Loser season 11. A 50-year-old postal worker from Portland, Ana’s journey started at 255 pounds. While she tried her best that first week, along side daughter and teammate Irene Alvarado, the nine pound loss wasn’t enough to keep her above the yellow line.
While she was only on the ranch for one week, Ana’s already lost more than 50 pounds at home, with a goal to lose 100 pounds by the May 2011 finale.
Listen now as Ana talks to us about how her weight loss has inspired her co-workers to get in shape, and why she’s not making a resolution this year.
Season 11 of The Biggest Loser is sure to bring a great bunch of contestants, new inspiring stories, and crazy twists and changes in the game. Brand new to the ranch are 22 contestants, which consists of 11 teams of family members. We meet a former Olympian, Rulon Gardner, a 21-year-old girl who has lost over 100 pounds already and still has a lot more to go, Courtney Crozier, and the biggest contestant ever, Arthur Wornum, weighing in at over 500 pounds and standing only 5’8″. (more…)
A&E will be premiering its newest documentary television show on January 17, 2011. This new show is called Heavy and will follow the emotional and physical transformations of 22 individuals who are extremely obese and face life-threatening health consequences as a result of their obesity.
Heavy is similar to The Biggest Loser because everyone on the show desperately wants to improve their health by losing weight. But that’s where the similarities end. Unlike The Biggest Loser, the people on Heavy are not competing for money or fame. The only thing they want to win is a higher quality of life for themselves and their families.
Each week the show follows two people on their weight loss journeys over a six month period. This gives viewers the chance to see the unique challenges and obstacles each individual must face on his/her journey to better health. (more…)
Deni Hill wins the Season 11 “At Home” Biggest Loser prize of $100k
Deni Hill’s Elimination
Watching your daughter get married is one of those poignant moments in a mother’s life, and missing it wouldn’t be an option. But when the opportunity to join Biggest Loser season 11 came along and the dates overlapped Deni Hill’s daughter’s wedding, missing it was “the hardest thing I’ve ever done,” she says. Deni tearfully explained that her daughter urged her not to give up the once-in-a-lifetime chance to join Biggest Loser, and how she asked Deni to bring home her new knowledge and help her with her own weight issues. Today, Deni is expecting her newest grandchild!
Deni says the hardest part about being home is trying to find something to replace her emotional eating habits, since it can’t be food. For her, she turns to exercise, shopping, and even breathing.
Watch our exclusive post-elimination interview with Deni to learn more. Brought to you by MultiGrain Cheerios.
Follow Deni Hill’s journey during Biggest Loser season eleven. DietsInReview.com will update each contestant’s weight loss, as well as accomplishments, videos, and more following weekly episodes.
Keep up with Rulon Gardner’s journey during Biggest Loser season eleven. DietsInReview.com will update each contestant’s weight loss, as well as accomplishments, videos, and more following weekly episodes.
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