The Biggest Loser Season Four premiered last night and I am already hooked. The format is a little different this year, but so far so good.
As always, the cast introductions were emotional and I was amazed at how hard the trainers work them from the start. Their results showed it too as weight loss numbers ranged from seven pounds to a whopping 31 pounds from Jerry, the oldest contestant (62 years) in Biggest Loser history. Amber was kicked off -- I am not attached to any of the contestants yet, so she seemed like the best choice since she was begging to go home on day one.
One of my favorite things about the show is that lessons about being healthy are promoted. The new host, Alison Sweeney, mentioned that watching the show is a weekly reminder for viewers that they too can get healthy. Sure tuning in every week is also great for ratings, but I am not kidding you, it's motivating.
Aside from that, here's what I learned from the Biggest Loser this week:
- On figuring out if something is a protein: One simple theory is that, "If it had a mother it's protein."
- On resisting the urge to snack: Keep sugar free gum around and grab that when you're feeling like nibbling on something.
- On drinking too much soda: Cutting out soda from your daily diet could help you lose 8 pounds over the course of a year (without even stepping on a treadmill).
- On the average American diet: An American eats an average of 16 pounds of french fries per year.
To see all the new contestants and to see which of my favorite fitness gadgets made their television debuts, just
I also like that they are pushing their own online weight loss club, "The Biggest Loser Club" because people are seeing some amazing results from being inspired by the show and just working out at home. If you're looking for an online weight loss community, I would definitely check it out.
Pretty interesting, right? I was also very impressed that the contestants were wearing my favorite workout gadget of all time, the bodybugg!