Last night's premiere of The Biggest Loser Season 11 seems perfectly timed to help us all maintain those healthy living resolutions we made just days ago. The show's team of three covers Ladies' Home Journal this month, and here's a taste of the tips they have to share.
Gradually Rehab Your Eating Habits
"Try a recipe that uses leafy vegetables like kale, or switch to filling, high fiber grains like whole-wheat pasta." — Bob Harper
Steer Clear of Temptation
"If you always pass your favorite fast food restaurant on the way home from work, find an alternate route or pop some gum in your mouth when you drive by." — Jillian Michaels
Put Exercise on Your Schedule
"Just as you plan out when you're going to see friends, write down the days on your calendar when you're going to exercise." — Jillian Michaels
"Exercise is hard. It's sweaty. But it's also a chance to get out of your comfort zone and see what you're made of." —Bob Harper
There are more great tips from the whole gang, so keep on reading.
Get Your Family On Board
"You need a good support system when you're trying to make positive lifestyle changes. If everyone is eating burgers and fries while you're having fish and salad, it's easy to lose your willpower." — Bob Harper
"At 13 I got my blue belt in Muay Thai by breaking two boards with my foot. The next day at school, kids who had been taunting me stopped. I realized that when someone feels physically strong they feel strong in every aspect of their life." — Jillian Michaels
Don't Be Self-Conscious
"I used to think everyone was looking at me when I went running, but nobody cared. We all experience insecurity, but most people are thinking about what their own bodies, not what you look like." — Jillian Michaels
Reward Yourself the Right Way
"Learn how to nurture yourself with nonfood rewards." — Jillian Michaels
"About 10 years ago I went from a size 12 to a size 4. I tried a million fad diets, but I realized making healthier choices was the way to keep the weight off. There is no magic pill." — Alison Sweeney
Learning on the Job
"Sometimes I turn my vacation into a mini biggest loser camp: I clean out my diet, cutting out alcohol, sweets and other bad stuff. I go to the gym every day. Giving yourself one week to concentrate on your diet and fitness goal is a great way to jump-start your program." — Alison Sweeney
"People are far more capable than they're aware of. When you challenge someone to be the best they can be, they will rise to the occasion." — Jillian Michaels
"A friend is doing a race where you climb the stairs to the top of the Empire State Building in New York City. I would love to do that." — Alison Sweeney
Hungry for more? Check out the next issue of LHJ on newsstands Jan. 11.