It’s never easy to see the first team be eliminated from Biggest Loser, and for Adam and Stacey Capers it wasn’t easy being those people. Stacey admits to crying during the Biggest Loser premiere last night while watching the weigh-in and elimination. They both say the hardest part of the entire experience was going home. Adam and Stacey were very critical of themselves after that elimination and wondered what else they could have done. Ultimately, they feel no animosity toward their competitors for the decision. Being eliminated because they appear to be the team to beat is “a badge of honor” for Stacey, and they are using it as their motivation for the finale.
Since they’ve been home, they continue to use their BodyBuggs. Stacey says it acts as her “external conscience.” Their daughter is also excited about making healthier food choices, and likes to exercise with her mom. Their diet has also changed and the follow some of the lessons learned at Biggest Loser. Stacey calls it their “eating lifestyle,” and they focus on caloric intake by eating a balance of protein/carbs/fat. Previously Stacey had a bad habit of over-sized portions while Adam loved fast food- they’ve both beaten those habits and now enjoy running- as much as 5 miles at a time!
Adam’s starting weight at the ranch was 340 pounds and his weight currently is 275. He says his goal at finale is “220, but I’ll be happy with 230.” Stacey says she’s never been this small before, having started at 221 and currently at 168. She doesn’t have a specific weight goal, just wants to keep losing.
Jillian Michaels talks to her team about the importance of a nutritious, balanced diet as part of a complete weight loss plan. She explains why fad diets continually fail. She also instructs her team on how many calories to consume and burn each day: Girls 1200 calories in; 4,000 calories out. Boys 1800 calories in; 5,000 calories out. Jillian says they aren’t allowed to come in until their BodyBuggs show they’ve burned enough calories. Jerry has an exception to eat 2,000 calories per day due to restrictions from the doctor.
The contestants talk about the feelings and emotions they felt during their first trip to the elimination room. Ultimately, the green team was viewed as tougher competition, and the first batch of alliances are revealed.
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