The Biggest Loser 30-Day Jump Start: Lose Weight, Get in Shape, and Start Living the Biggest Loser Lifestyle Today!
The Biggest Loser 30-Day Jump Start: Lose Weight, Get in Shape, and Start Living the Biggest Loser Lifestyle Today!
The Biggest Loser 30-Day Jump Start: Lose Weight, Get in Shape, and Start Living the Biggest Loser Lifestyle Today!
Price: $5.99 FREE for Members
Type: eBook
Released: 2009
Publisher: Rodale Books
Page Count: 151
Format: epub
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1605297828
ISBN-13: 9781605297828
User Rating: 3.0000 out of 5 Stars! (2 Votes)

About the Author

Cheryl Forberg, RD, is the nutritionist for The Biggest Loser. As co-creator of the eating plan, she has counseled each season's contestants on reaching their fitness and nutrition goals. A James Beard award-winning chef, Cheryl brings a flavorful and fresh approach to eating for weight loss with a special emphasis on anti-aging. She is the author of Positively Ageless: A 28-Day Plan for a Younger, Slimmer Sexier You (Rodale, 2008). Cheryl is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley. She lives in Napa.

Melissa Roberson is the editor of, the website that offers food, fitness, and exercise tips. She often visits the ranch and interviews trainers and contestants about their inspiring weight loss journeys. She is a web veteran, having worked on new media projects for Time Inc., The New York Times, News Corps., and She lives in Hoboken, NJ.

Lisa Wheeler, an international dance/fitness professional based in New York City, is the National Creative Manager for Equinox Group Fitness, a Contributing Editor for Shape Magazine and Choreographer for Cal Pozo's Fit Vid Productions, where clients include The Biggest Loser, Dancing with the Stars, American Gladiators and Denise Austin. She has appeared in more than 20 fitness videos, FiT TV, and hosted The Method Fitness Show. Lisa leads the Westin Workout segments on SPG TV and has hosted fitness programs for the NFL Channel, CNN Headline News, The View and QVC. She holds NASM, ACSM, ACE, and AFAA certifications.

S. DeSilva (Long Island, NY) | 1 out of 5 Stars!

I bought this book and was extremely disappointed. While it does lay out a different menu for each of the 30 days, grocery shopping for these menus would be completely impractical. I sat down to write the list for the first week and the book doesn't reuse certain ingredients enough within a week's time that you'd actually benefit from buying the entire package of swiss or the entire head of butter lettuce. Also, some of the recipes are for WAY too many servings - for example there's a recipe for 24 mini blueberry bran muffins, but you only are instructed to eat four of them in the 30 day period. Similarly there's a recipe for 12 servings worth of chili but you only eat one. Unless you've got a freezer the size of a closet, I can't see this working out well. Variety is great, but when it becomes expensive and impractical it doesn't make sense. The Biggest Loser contestants didn't pay for the food and there was more than one of them on the diet at the same time, so buying the ingredients in bulk in a situation like that would make sense. For a single person, this plan doesn't make good sense at all. Overall, I was extremely disappointed.

Julie Neal (Sanibel Island, Fla.) | 5 out of 5 Stars!

This book is 308 pages of pure inspiration. I defy you to look at it and not be moved to live healthier. Basically you'll learn what to eat -- and what NOT to eat -- and how to exercise. If you are familiar with The Biggest Loser reality show on NBC, this book uses the same knowledge and guidelines from the same experts. It is "a 30-day blueprint for improved health, weight loss and a whole new life."

Don't be fooled show contestants and trainers is sprinkled throughout.

One of the big tips to losing weight and getting fit is being organized; this book follows its own advice. The recipes are easy to follow and the exercises are also accompanied day plan at home. Each person has a photo, a bio, a quote about why they are ready to lose weight, and a week-by-week diary detailing their progress. Next are chapters introducing the basic tenets of healthy eating and exercising. The guts of the book come next: the "30 days of transformation." Each day tells you exactly what to eat, including recipes, and what your exercise should be, including diagrams.

Recipes include some real winners: Confetti Couscous, Frosty Pumpkin Smoothie, Vanilla Poached Pears and Fish Tacos.

The back of the book gets a little cheesy again, though, as a few pages are devoted to advertising the Biggest Loser product line of books, DVDs, equipment and protein powder.

Here's the chapter list:

1. Ready... Set... Jump!

2. There's No Place Like Home

3. The What, When, and How of Eating

4. Building a Fitness Foundation

5. 30 Days of Transformation

6. Now What?




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