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#1 rodent

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    Posted 20 November 2008 - 04:46 PM

    We have talked about following a plan for next biggest loser. You don't have to do this plan to participate in biggest loser, or do biggest loser to follow the plan. We will just start the Best Life Diet plan at the same time as biggest loser 5 for those who want to follow.

    Right now the tentative start date for Biggest Loser 5 is Wednesday, January 7th.

    The plan we are going to follow is Bob Greene’s The Best Life Diet. You can get it for $7 on amazon. Amazon.com: Used and New: The Best Life Diet

    I suggest buying the book now, so you have time to prepare for biggest loser. It would help to read the book first, try out some recipes, and find a workout plan that will work for you. It’s always easiest to stick to a program if you are prepared for it. Also, it might keep you on track during the holidays to not gain weight.

    here is a link for more info about the plan
    The Best Life Diet

    I have read a lot of weight loss & nutrition books and I have been the most impressed by this one. I used to work at a gym and I took several nutrition classes in college. I’m not an expert, but I do plan on getting more familiar with this book and others to help everyone through the weight loss process the best I can.

    I really think with a great plan and some motivation we can make Biggest Loser 5 the best yet! Are you in?



    Disclaimer:
    You should consult with a healthcare professional before starting any diet, exercise, supplementation or medication program.

    #2 KatyKo

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      Posted 20 November 2008 - 04:54 PM

      Thanks for sharing, Morgan. I am interested in looking into this book. Definitely need to keep these things in mind during the Holidays. I saw on an email the other day that the Thanksgiving meal could be up to 7,000 calories...and that is scary!

      Thanks again...

      #3 Alyssa

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        Posted 20 November 2008 - 10:05 PM

        Morgan - you are so cute putting that disclaimer ROFL!

        #4 Janet

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          Posted 21 November 2008 - 12:53 AM

          what is the 10-word summary of the diet (ie low carb, or whatever)? I could be on board....

          #5 Janet

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            Posted 21 November 2008 - 12:53 AM

            what is the 10-word summary of the diet (ie low carb, or whatever)? I could be on board....

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              Posted 21 November 2008 - 01:07 AM

              Quote:
              Originally Posted by Janet
              what is the 10-word summary of the diet (ie low carb, or whatever)? I could be on board....
              there is no trick to it. it's just healthy eating and exercise. learning how to replace bad food with nutritious food & leading an all around healthy life-style.

              sorry, I'm long winded & don't have an abridged version :)

              from the website:
              The Best Life program is not one of those conventional plans where you’re either “on” or “off” a diet. Instead it’s a way of living — of eating, of exercising, of viewing your life — that puts you at your healthiest. Sure, one of the primary goals of the program is to lose weight. But it also has a more far-reaching purpose: to keep the weight off, and develop habits that dramatically reduces your risk of diabetes, heart disease and other ills. Is emotional eating a problem? The Best Life program also helps you tackle that demon. You’ll be following a three-phase program, take it at your own pace. Each phase gradually leads you to an increasingly healthy and slimming diet and encourages you to increase physical activity (don’t worry, brisk walking counts, you don’t have to go to the gym). Pretty soon, you’ll be amazed at how different — and wonderful — your life has become.

              #7 Janet

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                Posted 21 November 2008 - 01:16 AM

                cool, thanks. I didn't mean exactly 10 words, so you know what i mean. Does it offer daily/weekly menus and stuff?

                #8 rodent

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                  Posted 21 November 2008 - 01:27 AM

                  Quote:
                  Originally Posted by Janet
                  cool, thanks. I didn't mean exactly 10 words, so you know what i mean. Does it offer daily/weekly menus and stuff?
                  there are sample menus & some recipes. then there is a seperate cook book.

                  a nice thing is you can follow any diet you want. it's sort of like weight watchers. there are options, but no set diet.

                  the recipes look so yummy. I'll probably order the cookbook too.

                  The sample weeks of meals are more complicated than I think I could keep up with. I'm usually cooking for 1 (although I'd like to get mike involved). I usually make some meals on weekends & have leftovers throught the week and make simple meals during the week. so I'll be modifying it to suite that. he also talks about healthy, quick options. best life diet approved foods have a seal on their package to make it easier. I didn't notice they were there before.

                  what I really like is how the emphasis is on health & a good lifestyle. I really can't believe how much he covered in one book. it addresses the reasons why we overeat, how to avoid pitfalls, workout guidelines, and a lot more.

                  #9 jrodsgirl

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                    Posted 24 November 2008 - 09:35 PM

                    Well...I picked up a copy yesterday and started reading today at lunch. I figure I have nothing to lose. Thanks for the information Morgan!

                    #10 BEACHBRIDEMA

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                      Posted 14 December 2008 - 05:51 PM

                      Where did you find the cookbook Morgan. I think I would be more interested in that since I find it hard to come up with ideas on healthy meals
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