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Believe It, Be It

The Biggest Loser's Ali Vincent's guide to health.

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As the first female winner of TV’s "Biggest Loser," Ali Vincent lost 112 pounds, about 47 percent of her body weight, during the show's fifth season. Her debut memoir, Believe It, Be It: How Being the Biggest Loser Won Me Back My Life, is a look at how this once 234-pound Biggest Loser contestant not only lost weight but reclaimed her identity.

Believe It, Be It recounts Vincent's experience as a once active and athletic teenager who let the weight creep on in her twenties and early thirties. Faced with the same challenges that millions of Americans face, such as family life, work, and relationship struggles, Vincent turned to food as her comfort and solace. But what began as her panacea to get rid of the stress in her life transformed into a dysfunctional relationship with food and her body that resulted in further aggravation of the things in her life that felt unmanageable.

Believe It, Be It is filled not only with Vincent's own personal story but also with her effective motivational strategies for weight loss and maintenance. From helpful tidbits to satisfying recipes, Believe It, Be It will provide readers with the same inspiration that allowed the Biggest Loser winner to lose weight, keep it off and reclaim her life.

PRO
  • Filled with practical strategies for losing weight and maintaining weight loss
  • Readers can relate to Vincent's weight struggle
  • Offers motivation and inspiration for those who need a genuine role model to lose weight
CON
  • Not a step-by-step diet plan
DIET and NUTRITION

Believe It, Be It offers advice, techniques, recipes and helpful tips for how to transform your eating habits into a successful and practical method for losing weight and becoming healthier.

In the book, the reader will benefit from learning Vincent's own strategies for how to deal with indulgent weekly family dinners at her mom's house, fellow contestant Bette-Sue, and other food-friendly events. She also encourages keeping a daily food journal so that you stay accountable for everything you eat.

EXERCISE

Even though The Biggest Loser Season 5 is over, Vincent still wears a BodyBugg every day in order to keep track of how many calories she consumes and burns. This discrete device allows her to stay within her 2,000-calorie-a-day diet as long as she is burning that much through her active lifestyle.

In the book, she discusses her current fitness plan including how she never goes more than three days without exercising.

Whether Vincent is training for a half-marathon or swimming laps with the master swim team she joined, exercise is an integral component of her weight loss plan and she encourages readers to also make fitness a healthy-living staple in their own lives.

CONCLUSION

Whether you watch the Biggest Loser or have never seen a single episode, Ali Vincent's Believe It, Be It is sure to inspire anyone looking to lose weight and become healthier.

After having lost more than one hundred pounds and keeping it off, Vincent's book is part memoir and part guideline for how anyone with the dream of losing weight can take those first steps to transform their bodies and their lives.

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Janel

Just finished reading Ali's new book... it is a great read... you walk away feeling like if you believe it you can do it! Thanks Ali

posted Nov 18th, 2009 4:25 pm



   
 

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