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The Reality of The Biggest Loser for a Formerly 400-Pound Man

Tony Posnanski | Posted 03.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Tony Posnanski

I believed that if life would just slow down for one second, I could change mine. I thought that the show would be the only thing that could save my life. Disability could help me for a short time. Anything to get me on track. Life did not stop for me. It does not stop for anyone

A Different Take on New Year's 'Intentions'

Donna Jean Freberg | Posted 02.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Donna Jean Freberg

"Ring the bells that still can ring. Forget your perfect offering. There is a crack in everything. That's how the light gets in." (Leonard Cohen) It ...

'Fitness Is A Mental And Physical Process'

Reuters | Posted 02.22.2014 | Healthy Living

By Dorene Internicola NEW YORK, Dec 23 (Reuters) - As celebrity trainer Dolvett Quince challenges and prods obese, unfit contestants t...

'Biggest Loser' Contestant Sued After 'Gaining Far Too Much Weight'

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 07.11.2013 | TV

A former "Biggest Loser" contestant is being sued by a fitness firm that reportedly claims she gained "far too much weight" after entering into a cont...

Michael From 'The Biggest Loser': 'I Want My Son To Be Proud Of His Dad'

Posted 06.16.2013 | Healthy Living

At 444 pounds, Michael Dorsey started season 14 of The Biggest Loser as the heaviest contestant. After losing 136 pounds on the show, Dorsey continues...

Bob Harper Is Really Into CrossFit

Posted 06.09.2013 | Healthy Living

Bob Harper, trainer on The Biggest Loser and all-around fitness evangelist, is not hiding his love for CrossFit. What's more, the CrossFit community l...

PHOTOS: 'Biggest Loser' Hopes Not To Be One In Real Estate

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 05.08.2013 | Los Angeles

When "Biggest Loser" star and trainer to the stars says "jump," I believe the proper response is "how high?" And we fully expect that her real estate ...

'Biggest Loser' At-Home Winner Gina On Her 113-Pound Weight Loss

Posted 04.22.2013 | Healthy Living

Danni Allen was crowned The Biggest Loser's official season 14 winner. But Gina McDonald, 48, of Hoover, Ala., took home $100,000 as the at-home winne...

Leah Lost 122 Pounds: 'I Finally Feel Good About Myself'

Posted 04.19.2013 | Healthy Living

Got a success story of your own? Send it to us at and you could be featured on the site! Name: Leah Smith Age: ...

'Biggest Loser' Winner Danni On Her 121-Pound Weight Loss: 'Jillian Michaels Kicked My Butt!'

Posted 03.27.2013 | Healthy Living

The Biggest Loser crowned a winner, Danni, in the season 14 finale of the NBC show last week. We caught up with the recently-crowned Biggest Loser to ...

Biggest Loser Runner-Up Jeff On How He Really Lost The Weight

Posted 03.22.2013 | Healthy Living

Earlier this week, The Biggest Loser crowned a winner, Danni, in the season 14 finale of the NBC show. But the newly-size 4 Danni isn't the only conte...

The Reality of Beating Yourself Up, Jillian-Style

Jean Fain, L.I.C.S.W., M.S.W. | Posted 05.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Jean Fain, L.I.C.S.W., M.S.W.

Weight loss by criticism is more than TV reality, it's the American way. If you want your body to be all that it can be, you can enlist a relentless trainer or do the job yourself. After all, you are your own worst critic. Here's the problem with berating yourself thin: It only gets you so far.

Tone Up With Alison Sweeney

Posted 02.01.2013 | Healthy Living

Try these moves -- from celeb trainer Steve Lee -- that the "Biggest Loser" host swears by. Do them three days a week, one to three times per session....

Biggest Loser Recap, Episode 5: Healthy Eating On A Budget

Sarah Klein | Posted 03.31.2013 | Healthy Living
Sarah Klein

After an emotional Danni explained how she hated seeing Pam go in last week's episode, the Biggest Loser contestants returned home to find that all the food had been taken from the kitchen. "You've got 10 overweight people," said the Blue Team's Michael. "You don't mess with our food!"

Is Waterboarding the New Motivational Weight Loss Technique?

Brandt Passalacqua | Posted 03.20.2013 | Healthy Living
Brandt Passalacqua

If I were running The Biggest Loser, it would be the most boring TV show ever. People losing a few pounds a month doing light exercise for short periods of time doesn't have the same ring to it.

Biggest Loser Premiere Recap, Season 14, Part 2: The Week 2 Curse

Sarah Klein | Posted 03.10.2013 | Healthy Living
Sarah Klein

After an action-packed and emotional two-hour premiere Sunday night, NBC's "The Biggest Loser" returned with the dreaded second week, a week historically plagued by frustrating plateaus after the dramatic dips seen on the scale after the first week at the ranch.

Hannah Lost 120 Pounds On 'The Biggest Loser'

Posted 01.07.2013 | Healthy Living

Got a success story of your own? Send it to us at and you could be featured on the site! Name: Hannah Curlee Ag...

Olivia Lost 129 Pounds On 'The Biggest Loser'

Posted 01.07.2013 | Healthy Living

Got a success story of your own? Send it to us at and you could be featured on the site! Name: Olivia Ward 

Kids Won't Do Weigh-Ins On 'Biggest Loser'

Posted 03.08.2013 | TV

"The Biggest Loser" welcomes kids for the first time ever this season (premieres Sunday, January 6 at 9 p.m. EST on NBC), but they weren't subject to ...

A Family Affair: How To Get Everyone At A Healthy Weight

Cheryl Forberg, RD | Posted 01.08.2013 | Healthy Living
Cheryl Forberg, RD

Whether or not children and teens are overweight, the whole family can benefit from following some basic guidelines. Small changes can quickly add up to make a big difference. Start slowly -- too many changes all at once create a recipe for failure.

Do Weight Loss Shows Make Exercise Look Bad?

Posted 11.02.2012 | Healthy Living

"The Biggest Loser" makes for suspenseful television, with viewers tuning in to see morbidly obese contestants work their hardest to drop to a healthy...

An Overdue Apology To Moms, From A Fitness Guru

Lisa Belkin | Posted 07.30.2012 | Parents
Lisa Belkin

More than one new mother will feel vindicated by her admission to People that she hadn't been to the gym for two weeks, and she'd started drinking coffee again after two years of abstaining from caffeine. And that's not all...

In California, From Goat Cheese To Gaultier

Andrea R. Vaucher | Posted 07.16.2013 | Travel
Andrea R. Vaucher

The Jean Paul Gaultier fashion retrospective at the de Young Museum in San Francisco was the perfect pretext for a road trip along one of the world's most spectacular coastal roads.

'Biggest Loser' Game Takes Back Seat To Personal Drama

Posted 04.22.2012 | TV

Remember when "The Biggest Loser" (Tue., 8 p.m. EST on NBC) was a reality competition show about losing weight and the contestants trying to change th...

The Serious Health Perks Of Breakfast

Cheryl Forberg, RD | Posted 03.21.2012 | Healthy Living
Cheryl Forberg, RD

Aside from increasing mental and physical performance, a breakfast of champions can help you to achieve and maintain optimal weight and energy levels. Furthermore, what you put in your mouth (or don't) in the morning can also be indicative of your future health!