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The Biggest Loser At Home Program

Learn to follow the Biggest Loser diet and fitness plan at home with this convenient online program.

QUICK FACTS Start the Diet Now Advertisement
  • Established: 2004
  • Founder: NBC Studios
  • Headquarters: New York, New York
  • Stock symbol: CMCSA and GE
  • Accessibility: Online
  • Diet Type: Low-fat, low-calorie
  • Gender: Male and female
  • Celebrity Endorsements: Jillian Michaels, Bob Harper, Dolvett Quince, Anna Kournikova, Alison Sweeney
BACKGROUND

Since 2004, NBC’s Biggest Loser, one of America’s favorite reality weight loss shows, has inspired people across the country to lose weight. With the Biggest Loser Club, the official weight loss program of the Biggest Loser, you can follow the same diet and fitness plans the contestants follow in the comfort of your own home.

In 2014, The Biggest Loser Club re-released under a newly designed platform, making it easier, faster and more fun to use.

The improved platform includes all-new meal plans and recipes, additional walking and running programs, and a revamped food and exercise tracker. In addition, all of the Biggest Loser Club’s tools are now available for your smartphone and tablet. An express six-week weight loss plan, motivating weight loss progress charts and a food database with 200,000 entries have also been added.

Your membership to the Biggest Loser Club includes access to all of these features as well as the network of support provided by the Biggest Loser community, contestants and experts.

Users should note that, according to Biggest Loser trainer Bob Harper, you will not see the same dramatic results the contestants see. The contestants are in a highly controlled environment for 12 weeks or more, focusing on diet and fitness without the typical stress of daily life, such as work, chores and family. With more 600,000 pounds lost, though, the Biggest Loser Club shows promise to help people lose weight.

PRO
  • Diet and fitness plans from the show featured
  • Biggest Loser trainers, experts and contestants available for support
  • Monthly online meetings available for motivation
  • Weight loss progress charts available for motivation
  • Meal plans, shopping lists and recipes included
  • Global food database available with 200,000 entries
  • Workouts included
CON
  • Users not likely to see same dramatic results as the contestants see on the show
  • Meal options are not easily swapped
  • Cannot plan meals around food allergies or disliked foods
  • Shopping lists are large, intimidating and seemingly expensive
  • Workouts are not easily swapped
  • Current members lost data for original food and exercise tracker
  • Not ideal for people who want to lose weight on a smaller budget
DIET and NUTRITION

The diet and nutrition plans featured on The Biggest Loser Club are calorie- and portion-controlled for weight loss. By following the recommended meal plan for each day, you will not have to count calories because the platform does it for you. In addition, an integrated food tracker makes adding your meals to your weight loss journal easy.

Whether you choose the regular or the vegetarian meal plan option, you will eat three small meals with various snacks throughout the day.

A typical day on the non-vegetarian meal plan looks like:

  • Breakfast: Bran cereal with berries and nonfat milk and a cup of tea
  • Lunch: Whole wheat salad sandwich with hummus spread and a nonfat latte
  • Dinner: Grilled lamb with a potato and mixed vegetables and a glass of nonfat milk
  • Snacks: Fresh fruit, low-fat cheese, brown rice cakes and vegetable sticks

Each weekly menu comes with a customizable shopping list. The automatic shopping list lets you choose how many people you’re cooking for and lets you deselect any food items you already have before loading. The shopping lists are large and intimidating, though, while also possibly costing more than the average person would spend on a weekly menu.

If you do not like a particular meal in your plan or if you cannot find a key ingredient needed for dinner on Thursday night, The Biggest Loser Club provides a massive database of its calorie- and portion-controlled recipes to choose from, including:

  • Sweet No-Skin Potatoes
  • Corn Fritters with Smoked Salmon
  • Easy Shrimp Curry
  • Caramel Banana Split

The Recipe Index sorts its recipes into meal categories, such as breakfasts, lunches and main dishes, and is easily searched. However, the Biggest Loser Club platform does not provide a way to swap meals from the Recipe Index into the weekly menu. In addition, the Recipe Index is not integrated into the food tracker so all tracking must be calculated and entered manually. The Biggest Loser Club does not make suggestions for meal swaps for people who might not enjoy a certain food item but does provide swapping guidelines.

EXERCISE

The exercise plans featured on The Biggest Loser Club are not as intense as the exercise plans contestants follow on the show and are customized to be integrated into your daily life.

Step-by-step instructions for each exercise plan and support from Biggest Loser trainers help you ease into fitness. For example, instead of exercising three times a week, you will begin with as little as two workouts a week, which you can do at the gym or at home. In addition, the integrated exercise tracker makes it easy to add you workouts to your weight loss journal.

The Biggest Lose Club exercise plans feature:

  • Workout videos featuring Biggest Loser trainers
  • Programs to help you prepare for the Biggest Loser Run Walk, a new feature
  • Beginner through advanced level workouts

When you set up your Biggest Loser Club exercise plan, you will choose between the Biggest Loser At Home program and the Biggest Loser Run Walk program.

The Biggest Loser At Home program includes walking and toning exercises for beginners and for intermediate and advanced workouts featuring workout videos with Biggest Loser trainers. A typical week following the Walk and Tone Beginner exercise plan looks like:

  • Monday: 20-minute walk
  • Tuesday: Active rest*
  • Wednesday: Power Sculpt (workout video)
  • Thursday: Active rest
  • Friday: Yoga for Weight Loss (workout video)
  • Saturday and Sunday: Active rest

*Gentle exercises, such as walking, stretching or swimming, are recommended on active rest days.

The Biggest Loser Run Walk program includes walking and running exercises to prepare you for 5K and 10K races and for half marathons. The first option in the exercise plan is the Walk to Run program. A typical week following the Walk to Run exercise plan looks like:

  • Monday: Active rest
  • Tuesday: Alternating walking for one minute and running for one minute for 10 rounds
  • Wednesday: Runner’s Power Sculpt (workout video)
  • Thursday: Alternating walking for one minute and running for one minute for 10 rounds
  • Friday: Active rest
  • Saturday: Alternating walking for one minute and running for one minute for 10 rounds
  • Sunday: 40-minute walk
CONCLUSION

The Biggest Loser has inspired people across the country to lose weight, and with the Biggest Loser Club, you can follow the same diet and fitness plans the contestants follow on the show.

The improved platform provides easy-to-follow weekly meal and exercise plans that take the guesswork out of preparing meals and counting calories as well as tools and motivational charts to keep you going. The program promises to ease you into eating right and moving more with its customized weight loss solutions but does not promise that you will see the same dramatic weight loss results seen on the Biggest Loser.

While the detailed diet and fitness plans are easy to follow, the cost of the membership as well as the cost of getting a potential gym membership and purchasing expensive food items might be prohibitive to some people who want to lose weight on a budget.

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Wikipedia

''The Biggest Loser'' is an American reality television show that began broadcasting on the NBC network on October 19, 2004. The fifth season began January 1, 2008. As of April 2008, NBC is casting for a sixth season.

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Kendra

I want to be on the show I have tried to find some way that I could be on the show I really need it and it would be and honnor to be on the show.

posted Apr 28th, 2008 8:31 am


Kendra

Hey I have watched Biggest Loser and I think Its a good thing that yall are doing.I weigh over 250lbs. and I would really think that it would help my self-esteem if i was able to get help with loosing the weight.And I know that it would be alot more comfortable and Healthier too.Your Trainers and Coaches help the people on the show so I know that they could help me.

posted Apr 28th, 2008 8:31 am


Debra Stone

I joined the biggest loser club and was supposed to receive 3 books. Can anyone tell me how long it takes to get these? I have not received mine yet.

posted Apr 28th, 2008 8:31 am


Brandi- Diets In Review Senior Editor

BIGGEST LOSER CASTING NOTE: Season 6 casting has closed. Season 7 will begin this summer. Please watch the Diet Column blog for updates.

posted Apr 25th, 2008 9:37 pm


Debbie Lowell

I want to be on the show tell me how I can be on there Ineed it

posted Apr 25th, 2008 9:34 pm


anne

I'm wondering how to begin the process of getting on the show. Does anyone know?

posted Apr 25th, 2008 2:53 pm


Dawn

i would like to join the show to lose weight. Im 250lbs. I feel that if i lost weight i would feel alot better about my self. I know with a little help from the trainers and coaches I can lose weight.

posted Apr 22nd, 2008 10:24 am


SHARON

i WOUD LIKE TO BE A CONTESTANT ON THE BIGEST LOSER, I AM 5'2 WEIGH 190#, HIGH BLOOD PRSEURE AND ASTHMA, IF I COULD LOSE THE WEIGHT MY QUALITY OF LIFE WOULD BE BETTER. I LOVE YOUR SHOW, IT HAS BEEN A GREAT INSPIRATION TO ME. I KNOW THIS IS SOMETHING I CAN DO WITH A LITTLE HELP FOR ALL THE GREAT TRAINERS AND COACHES.

posted Apr 20th, 2008 9:55 am


Valerie

I just want to lose weight to feel better for myself as well as for my family

posted Apr 19th, 2008 10:08 am


Barbie

I would like to be a contestant on the next show. In school I played all kinds of sports and also water skiied a lot. But, after graduating High School and going to work there was no coach to push me to get up and get moving. I have a 10 year old son, that watches me like a hawk(Like the way I eat) and I too am a single parent, he is at his normal weight for a young man. But, I'm 5'4" and weight over 350 lbs. I need the help to lose this weight so my son does not lose ME.

posted Apr 17th, 2008 7:08 am


chrissy

I love the show, and all I can say is: ALI......WOW!!! a true inspiration.

posted Apr 17th, 2008 7:08 am


Roseanne

I have watched the biggest loser every season since it started. I would love to be a contestant. But being a single mother it is not too easy to leave my son and my job...I really need to lose the weight...I have hypertension and high cholesterol. I am 4' 11" and I weight 195 pounds. I have tried to do it on my own but I find it so hard to stick with it. I don't really have much of a support system. It is hard for me if I don't have someone to push me....I would love someone like Jillian or Bob to push me everyday. I want to look and feel better. The show this season was awesome...I was so inspired by all the women and their determination . To see a women finally win was the best thing ever....I hope someone will read my comment and consider me as a contestant on an upcoming season. I would love to see my sons face when I reached my goal. thanks.

posted Apr 17th, 2008 7:08 am


Linda Honeyman

Where's Paul? I wanted to see how successful he was. I guess he gave up, that's too bad. Jillian is my idol. I would love her to kick my butt into shape. I would love to be on the show and find the true me again. I'm somewhere under all this fat and need help, I can't seem to get out of my slump. I need someone to motivate me and keep me going. The show is a great motivation to want so much more out of my life than being overweight. Please help, I would love to be on the show. Consider someone from North Dakota.

posted Apr 17th, 2008 7:08 am


Barbie

I would like to be a contestant am a single parent of a 10 year old that watches me look a hawk. He wants me to play sports with him but the weight I carry is holding me back. In school I was an athelite

posted Apr 17th, 2008 7:08 am


debbie cook

watch your show every week. I do walk 4-5 miles at least 4-5 days a week. BUTT I have more weight too shed off like 80 more lbs. I've done 33 lbs so far. My thing is beside the walking, I have a hard time too get too the gym in the afternoons too start toning up my legs and arms and stomach area. love too be on the show to get me started on the gym thing. Love too have that Jillian to be in my face and pushing me too the limit.Congratulations too all the winners on the show that just ended.

posted Apr 17th, 2008 7:08 am


Jane Small

What happened to Kelly's partner (the other half of the yellow team). He wasn't at the final show??

posted Apr 17th, 2008 7:08 am


Amanda Arceneaux

hey my name is amanda iam 23 and iam 254lbs.i have one child and am a single parent and i would love to be on your next show with bob are jullian and iam from new orleans,La sense the age 12 i have been big and i always try to lose it and never work. As of now i work out at the French Riveria Spa and iam on a diet 1000 calories a day i dont eat after 8pm. So if you decide to consider me please email me thank you. h

posted Apr 16th, 2008 10:12 am


Tara

Hi my name is tara and im 14 years old and my weight is 305 i been heavy my hole life and i have tried every diet and it wont work i would really like that u would please bring me on your show and i want u to work me as hard as you can because i want to loose and i need the bigest loser show to help please help me phone number 1360 8801342 thank you

posted Apr 16th, 2008 10:12 am


Joanne Butcher

I would like to be a contestant, and I dont have a fancy house, I weight 247, .I dont know how to get my self off the couch, just would like to get started amd shown how to count calories and how to eat right

posted Apr 16th, 2008 10:12 am


Mary Ann

OMG! The season finale was awesome, everyone looked great! Poor Roger, had he not be chosen as a finalist he would have one the $100,000 from the kicked off group. Instead, he leaves empty handed (of money) but does he ever look great. He needs to stop losing and just maintain so he does not look gaunt. Way to Go Roger... AS FOR ALI,,, SHE IS AWESOME! Congratulations.

posted Apr 16th, 2008 10:12 am



 

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