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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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KS

How wonderful for the people who have lost weight. Sadly, there are millions of us who can't afford the pleasure of equipment and food that will assist us in weight loss. It's not an excuse, it's a reality. Where I live in a town with a population of 80, there's no one to kick you out of bed to say, "go workout!" or to deter you from, "that's not good for you!" When you live on a fixed income, you buy what is cheap...not necessarily what is healthy. I'd like to see Jillian or Bob put enough food in a fixed income home based upon what they can AFFORD to buy and use what they have available. Good luck to the next batch of Biggest Losers.

posted Nov 9th, 2010 8:22 pm


Brian

Hi my name is Brian and I need help with my weight I'm 17 years old. I can't stand being a fat teenage boy. My pernts make fun of me, they call me names that some times I just want to runaway. Pleas help me out.

posted Oct 27th, 2010 4:54 am


Linda

When will a NEW season start?
Most shows are not fit to watch we like this it is clean.

posted Aug 27th, 2010 1:59 pm


Patricia Hayes

Do you have an up coming show for new contestants in Chicago,IL. ?

posted Jul 21st, 2010 4:07 pm


ronda patton

i love the show i watched it all the time i wished i know ashly an her mom during fine i hope yous are the best my favorite.

posted Jun 21st, 2010 6:17 pm


Tedra

I just got of prison doing a 4year sentence and i weigh 309 and i really want to lose this weight and keep it off Iwant to be a particpant on the biggest loser show what do i have to do to get on the show

posted Jun 17th, 2010 10:49 am


TJ

Before anyone seeks to get on the biggest loser, or do a diet you should do your homework. Look at how many of those people were able to maintain their wieght loss. I have read horror stories about how that show treats its contestants, like animals.
I was able to lose 170lbs through a change in my diet, nothing drastic, and exercise with my self esteem and dignity intact.

This is testimony from a former contestant.

posted Jun 16th, 2010 3:46 pm


amber

i wish i could do the biggest loser but i 16 but i love the show

posted May 29th, 2010 11:34 pm


maria quinones

i like biggest loser program,no much speak inglish,i need recipes from diabetes.

posted May 12th, 2010 10:54 am


olsongri

i lost120 pound on the show

posted May 9th, 2010 10:24 am


Durim Tafilaj

This is for my husband Durim, he needs to loos a lot of weight, I love him so much and I hate to see him in this shape, he is only 26 years old, if someone can tell me what to do to make him stay on the diet and workout

posted May 6th, 2010 10:44 am


lossw

I tried this diet because I love the show. They had a special and it was worth it to get the 3 free books. I think the diet might be okay, but I joined looking for support and information. I thought the website was one of the most disorganized websites, with very little help. I used Sparkpeople before and when you are new, there is very good information and it's very clear where to go to get it. The Biggest Loser Club website seemed must more difficult for me to find supplemental information (other than what you should eat, how much to work out, etc). In addition, I was offered some nutrition counseling by one of their staff. She told me to just write back and she would help me. NEVER HEARD BACK FROM HER. I am cancelling. I can get what I need from their books. There is much more information in the books and I will go back to SparkPeople, which I think is a much better site! Maybe the Biggest Loser diet is okay, but the Biggest Loser Club is not worth it, in my opinion.

posted Apr 1st, 2010 1:44 pm


Jennifer

To whom it may concern;
I love watching The Biggest Loser, but I get discouraged because I have 100 pounds to lose and know that the results on TV are not the results I can obtain from home. I have seen nutristionists who all say that slow and steady will keep the weight off and I shouldn't force myself or even want to lose so much at one time. I have analyzed my diet and have found flaws, one of my flaws was the amount of sweets or empty calories I was consuming, By removing the sweets I lost 20 pounds, but realized losing those sweets attributed to my next flaw, not eating enough calories. I only eat aprox. 600-900 calories per day and now I am gaining the 20 pounds back. I am at a loss at the reason why.
If there is anyone out there who is like me I just want you to know your not alone, and to not give up on your weight loss journey.

posted Mar 9th, 2010 2:10 pm


Michelle Redd

I lost my thyroid gland due to a tumor growing around it. I've been eating and exercising to maintain a healthy weight, but since turning 50 years old, (52 in April, 2010) it doesn't seem to be enough, and as a result, in 2 years I am now weighing 255 lbs, at 5 feet and 5 inches tall. I need to get on a plan because I am watching my blood pressure rise with every bi-annual physican's visit. I don't have diabetes, but it runs in my family. I need help now, before I REALLY need help. Michelle Redd-Oliver - 619-866-1976.

posted Mar 2nd, 2010 11:23 pm



Deanna Terwilliger

whom it may concern i need to find out how to get help for my weight and i need to get on show i have been having problems with my weight since high school i got three children and would love to see them grow please contact me 360-870-2585

posted Feb 10th, 2010 5:13 pm


brenda

i would like to start lossing weight with your program i have treid in the past to lose weight inthe past but fail i have health problem i need help

posted Jan 30th, 2010 11:50 am


megan

Get more involved with Biggest Loser by playing the Fantasy TV Game. Choose the contestants you don't think will make it and will be eliminated each week. Earn points when you're right! Play against your friends to keep you watching and participating in The Biggest Loser!
http://www.fafarazzi.com/tv_pick_team.php?slug=The-Biggest-Loser

posted Jan 13th, 2010 1:36 pm


kk

I would like to lose 45 lbs by the end of summer is this to unrealistic for any one to do so? I'm tired of the scam diets and would like a buddy to work out with. Hopeless.........

posted Dec 31st, 2009 11:11 am


dawn

I'm having such a hard time starting and sticking with it. I really need the Biggest Loser camp I think

posted Dec 26th, 2009 6:00 pm


crystal smith

what can i do to keep my knees from hurting when i walk. i have high blood preusser.

posted Dec 22nd, 2009 9:16 pm



 

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