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The Biggest Loser Recap: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

Last night The Biggest Loser turned its focus from weight loss onto recycling.

Instead of the usual weight loss tips and trainer tips, this week we were given "Green Tips." While it was cool to see NBC trying to make conservation mainstream, the blatant marketing centered around it all was painful.

One thing that we can all take from this week's episode is that you don't need to use electricity to workout. Machines are easy but if you're looking to conserve a little energy, there are many other options such as using the great outdoors for cardio, and your own body weight or resistance bands for resistance. Some of the contestants had their biggest weight loss numbers last night, and not one person used a treadmill (that was on, at least) to get there. Jillian asked, "What's the point if we're taking care of our bodies and not our planet?" Great point, and one we should all ponder daily.

One of the challenges involved guessing how many calories were in a typical large meat lovers pizza and 32 ounce cola. Think you know? To find out the answer and to see who was eliminated this week, just

The answer is 3,253 calories! That's 2,880 for the pizza and 373 for the cola — yikes! Me, I still love pizza, but instead of loading it up with extra cheese and meat, I load it with veggies and go light on the cheese. Wash it down with 32 oz of water and you've got significantly less calories.

Ryan was the victim of the game this week and was eliminated after a six pound weight loss. Ryan explained that he knew he was leaving a better person and couldn’t wait to be with his wife and daughter. He looked absolutely fabulous after the show and I know he is going to look super strong at the finale. To check out Ryan's parting words, visit iVillage. I am sick of the back stabbing so I am hoping that next week the game will remove the duos and start with singles (finally every man or woman as an individual).


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Spectra Spectra 9 years
I missed this week's episode, but I guessed 3500 calories for the pizza and the soda...not bad! Good for Ryan for losing 109 lbs. I hope he can lose the rest of the weight on his own. I'm kind of getting sick of the whole "green" thing too. Our society today pollutes a LOT less than it did in the 1950's...back when companies put CFCs in aerosol cans and dumped waste in lakes (remember when Lake Erie caught on FIRE??) and burned tons of coal and we all drove cars that got crappy mileage and used leaded gas. I'm all for doing our best to go green, but yeah, giving away an SUV is just so ironic. Even if it IS a hybrid, a small compact like a Civic or a Corolla will get much better mileage. And I'm sure all the bottled water they use isn't helping the environment too much either. They should get reusable Nalgene bottles and fill them with filtered water.
kurniakasih kurniakasih 9 years
That was really impressive that Ryan lose 109 lbs! Congratz to him. I know what you mean, darkoblivion, I was kind of surprised that they're giving away SUV during 'green week.' Although it may be hybrid ones, but's an SUV :p I like the green tips too, it's my first time watching the episode, and I like it!
darkoblivion darkoblivion 9 years
Congrats to Ryan for losing 109 lbs... and to Bill and Julie for winning those SUV's. (Kind of weird they give those away at green week) But still.. good episode this week. Good health and green tips. The best and most fun workouts I've ever done have been without using electricity.
tabloidprincess tabloidprincess 9 years
congrats to Ryan for losing 109 pounds.
adelka adelka 9 years
I was guessing 5,000 calories for that pizza and soda. I agree about the marketing, though I'm kind of used to it now, on network television.
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 9 years
GAWD i am so sick of "going green" week. Its out of hand. Not only do they make my beloved Zachary Quinto uncomfortably say crap about recycling, no they have to green up the biggest loser. These people are already recycling, conserving, by eating better and not taking up two seats in a darn airplane. Lets cook out instead of using the stove? Charcoal emits 85 to 98% Carbon!! oh and the "i only use Jennie O brand ground turkey" made me want to barf. Product placement makes me irritated. Can you imagine the execs at NBC..who are hypocrites riding around in SUV's and private jets saying to the writers of all thier shows "yeah, we are doing green week, so you need to insert recycling references in every single show" and it feels just like that a big green enema. That said.....I wish Isabeau and her tire neck would go.
abbyk abbyk 9 years
sad, my boyfriend would eat that in a second and he still is super skinny, damn boys...
HeySharon HeySharon 9 years
Wow thats a lot of calories, I don't even what to think about the sodium, and fat. Epp
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