NBC’s most popular reality series, Biggest Loser 5

September 24th, 2008 - 4:22 pm ICT by Amrit Rashmisrisethi  

Biggest loser The Biggest Loser of season 5 premiered last week. It is NBC’s most popular reality series that follows obese people as they try to lose weight by performing various physical tasks and get coached on better eating habits with the guidance of the nutritionist and professional trainers Jillian Michaels and Bob Harper. The family who looses much of their weighed combined gets a reward of $250,000. The show features eight teams of two family members. Four husband-and-wife teams and four parent-adult child teams.

“Maintaining the proper weight management routine can be a daunting task because it is tough to stick with healthy diet choices,a consistent workout routine and the will power to avoid unhealthy snacking,” said Bob Harper.

Cheryl Forberg, the nutritionist of the Biggest Loser gives a diet plan recipe :

Wild Rice with Radicchio and Dried Cherries
1/2 cup dried cherries or dried cranberries
1/2 cup dry red wine
1 head radicchio (12 ounces), cored and finely chopped
3 green onions, chopped, with some green tops
2 cups cooked wild rice
3/4 cup chopped parsley
3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
1/4 cup walnut or olive oil 1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
2 tablespoons slivered almonds, lightly toasted
Parmesan cheese (optional)

In small bowl, cover cherries/cranberries with wine and soak them for about 2 hours or overnight. Drain, discarding wine or reserving for another use. In large bowl, toss radicchio, onions, rice, and parsley. In small bowl, whisk together vinegar, mustard, oil,salt, and black pepper.Pour over the radicchio mixture and toss gently. Serve at room temperature, sprinkled with the almonds. Add shavings of Parmesan, if using.
Approximate nutritional values per serving: 147 calories.

Cheryl Forberg states the top 10 characteristics of every of every Biggest Loser contestants

1. They don’t exercise enough.

2. They don’t drink enough water.

3. They don’t eat enough fruits and vegetables.

4. They consume too many white foods, like sugar and flour.

5. They don’t eat enough whole grains.

6. They skip breakfast and other meals, then they are too hungry and eat too much.

7. They prioritize others before their own health and well-being.

8. They have no idea how many calories they consume and what their bodies need.

9. They don’t get enough lean protein.

10. They often consume enough calories in beverages alone to meet their daily caloric needs.

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