Biggest Loser Diet has been receiving rave reviews in the recent past. It is also on television, so many people already know about the weight loss formula. So, does the program work or is the hype unfounded?
The program is aimed at three things: weight loss, diabetes reversal and disease control.
It claims that within 6 weeks of healthy eating and regular exercise, it is possible to set yourself on a successful journey towards sustained weight loss. On top of that, the diet plan promises to reduce your chances of getting cancer, Alzheimer’s disease and dementia as well as reversing diabetes. Finally, Biggest Loser Diet is said to help with heart health and plays an important part in improving the immune system.
According to the plan, humans consume too many of the wrong foods and too few of the right ones; we also tend to sit down too much. The solution therefore is to regularly eat calorie rich fruits, vegetables, proteins (lean) and whole grains. You will also be required to practice portion control, draw up a food journal and engage in exercises.
In essence, this is a long term plan that has numerous short term benefits.
The diet plan follows a 4 – 3 – 2 – 1 formula i.e. 4 servings of fruits and vegetables, 3 servings of lean protein, 2 servings of whole grains and finally a single serving of what it refers to as “extras.” The extras could mean sweets, alcohol, oils or even fats among others.
Foods should be whole with zero added sugars, fats or salts. Fruits are also preferred as whole; not dried and not in juice form. The protein portion has to be divided into between 4 and 6 minor portions.
Serving sizes depend on the user’s weight
To determine your allowable calorie intake, simply multiply your current weight by seven. For example, a person weighing 200 pounds will require 1400 calories in a day. Once you have determined your allowable calorie intake, the next step is to conform to it by ensuring that you check on the calorie contents of all your foods.
Aerobics and strength training:
When you purchase the Biggest Loser Diet program, you will realize that it comes with fitness plans and suggestions for cardio exercises.
Aerobics require that you start at a level suitable to your demands. The work outs span at least 30 minutes each day for 3 to 6 days a week. Aerobic exercises could include anything from cycling to swimming. There are several online programs for Interval Training as well as Tempo Training.
Again, the online program has a variety of strength training exercises for you, complete with demos. Just like with aerobics, you are expected to start at your level as you move up.
For both trainings: Biggest Loser Diet does not provide you with a fitness trainer, and thus the discipline and willpower is wholly upon you. However, they will provide online help via their experts. You are also advised to consult your doctor before you take on the exercises.
This diet plan works and will definitely help you lose weight. Is has already been endorsed by the American Diabetic Association and the University of California. If you are looking for a long term weight loss solution, it is one of the better options out there.
Sean forman is a blogger at easywaystoloseweight.org. With a background in journalism, he enjoys writing about health, science, and lifestyle.