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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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jcafersuper

I think it is wrong that the public picks the third person. These people have worked so hard to get where they are at and now you are going to let the public make that selection. This is toally wrongggggggggggg

posted Apr 8th, 2008 2:15 pm


sue

I love the Biggest Loser TV show. I hope Ali wins it. it would be great for a women to win. She looks amazing as well!

posted Apr 8th, 2008 2:15 pm


K. Chilton

I love the show !!! Watched every show since it started. It's very motivating, but when you work full time, have a family and normal everyday chores, who has the time? I'm really having a hard time with my weight, have started eating better, but it hasn't made much of a difference, I really need help : (

posted Apr 8th, 2008 9:34 am


Virginia

I have just recently started watching the show and think it is great!! I also have a huge weight problem and fitness that is a thing of the far distant past I'm only 34 and need some serious help last time a I even looked at a scale I weight in at 260. I miss who I was I loved doing martial arts and playing baseball and I used to run 1mile with my one sister. I think Jillian rocks she reminds me of my sister that used to work out with me we would make up our own aerobic workouts. Janice would push me and not let give up she was great. I would love if JIllian or Bob could give me some pointer in the food dept. and was to kick butt into gear especially the eating as I have a really hard time with this due to not eating in mornings and food issues eating at the wrong times.

posted Apr 6th, 2008 9:13 pm


michelle

hello my name is Michelle I am 41 and have diabetes I have been overweight for some time now,I would love to be on the show I weigh 209 right now was 311 4 yrs ago but,it seems to be harder now to lose as I am getting older.I need help and support which I do not get at home,my husband say's I wouldn't look right at 150 but, it's not about looking right it's about being healthy for me.I have alot agains't me as far as health issues go I am part asian,almost everyone in my family is diabetic,female in her 40's so I really need this chance.

posted Apr 4th, 2008 8:30 am


jennifer

I LOVE THE SHOW. I THINK IF IT WAS ON EVERY NIGHT I WOULD WATCH IT.I KNOW I WOULD. THIS SESSION IS GOOD. BUT I ALSO THINK MARK WAS VERY SWEET FOR WAITING ON ALI, BUT I ALSO THINK HE HAS BECAME A BIG BABY AND HIS WIFE WAS RIGHT AND HE NEEDS TO GET TOUGH. I HOPE A WOMAN WINS THIS TIME. I THINK THEY SHOULD NOT HAVE WOMEN AND MEN ON THE SHOW TOGETHER DONT THINK ITS FAIR BECAUSE MEN LOOSE WEIGHT SO MUCH FASTER. I THINK JUILLIN MADE THAT POINT VERY WELL.

posted Apr 3rd, 2008 9:16 am


Brenda

Llevo casi un ao viendo el programa y me sorprende el cambio que dan las personas. Este programa es mi inspiracin especialmente en los momentos que siento que no tengo mas fuerzas para luchar con mi sobrepeso. Estan realizando un buen trabajo

posted Apr 3rd, 2008 9:16 am


Lindsay

I am so proud of Mark. For him to wait for Ali shows how much he has grown as a person. Great job guys!!!!

posted Apr 2nd, 2008 6:48 pm


melinda jackson

my name is melinda and i live in clarksburg wv.a and i work two jobs, and i don"t have any time to exercise .i"m a mother of five children,and i want to lose the weight before i have health problems,i weigh 190 lbs.and i want to weigh 135 lbs.pls help me live a longer life with my children and husband

posted Apr 2nd, 2008 1:33 pm


lisa

ow do i become a contestant , if someones knows please inform. I am 19 years old and I had a baby at 18. gain 50lbs and it is really hard to lose it :(

posted Apr 2nd, 2008 7:00 am


ozzie

I have lost 88pounds I started weighting at 356 lbs and size 56pants I now weight268 and wearing 44 panys my goal is 185

posted Apr 2nd, 2008 7:00 am


mandy

I love watching the show! but I would like to be on it myself!!!!! How can i be on it?

posted Apr 1st, 2008 9:51 pm


robin

how do i become a contestant , if someones knows please inform

posted Apr 1st, 2008 9:51 pm


Mary Hughes

hi Ilove your show.Iwatch it every time it is on. In Aug Iweighted 365 pd.I have losed 100 pd I went from 5 X to a 26 in weman. I feel so good. I am now 265 and need to lose at lest 100. I was always big in eight th grade I weighted 218 it would be so good to under that weight

posted Apr 1st, 2008 9:51 pm


rosita zamarripa

HI there biggest losers i like your show i bought your dvd video i lost like almost 15 pounds and i feel good about it and i still want to lose more and i think im gonna keep on doing it

posted Mar 31st, 2008 7:31 pm


RONNIE

LOVE THE SHOW , WOULD LOVE TO BE ON THE SHOW MYSELF, I HAVE A HARD TIME GETTING THE WIGHT OFF. WHAT DO YOU HAVE TO DO TO GET ON THE SHOW??

posted Mar 31st, 2008 8:40 am


WENDY FISHER

Your show is wonderful! I never miss one. Thanks for beging so inspiring.

posted Mar 26th, 2008 8:55 pm


HAIFA

HI HOW ARE U JUST WANT TO SAY THAT I BEEN DOING SO GOOD ON MY LIFE STYLE I LOST 15 AND HALF AND 30 INCH OFF I WAS SO BIG I WAS 251 SO I THOUGHT TRY SOMETHING AND SEE HOW IT WORKS AND IT DID I DO WATCH UR SHOW ITS SO INTRSENTING TO WATCH BECAUSE I CATCH SOME TIPS FOR MY SELF I WORKOUT 7 DAYS A WEEK AND MY ANOTHER WORKOUT IS WORK AND JOGGING WALKING SO JUILLAN IF U CAN PLZ EMAIL ME BACK WOULD LIKE TO HERE FROM U SOON THX HAIFA HAVE A GREAT DAY

posted Mar 20th, 2008 8:44 am


Diets In Review Editor

Hi Biggest Loser Fans! I know many of you are anxious to be the Biggest Loser. Sign up for the Biggest Loser Club and there you'll find the application. Hurry- season 6 just did an extension (3/18/08)!!

posted Mar 18th, 2008 3:04 pm


Anonymous

To those of you that want to be on the show please look on line to see where to send a video tape of yourself. They won't pick you from here. Just do an online search to find out where to send it.

posted Mar 18th, 2008 2:53 pm



 

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