I knew it would happen -- it happens almost every time The Biggest Loser starts up their season, which they did a couple of nights ago.
Why do we recommend just 1-2 lbs of weight loss per week...when one contestant, Ron, on the show LOST 32 LBS IN THE FIRST WEEK? That sounds MUCH better than taking 3-4 months for those same results.
So how do they do it?
For those who saw the show, Ron started off well over 400
First, weight comes off more quickly when you're heavier -- the heavier a person is, the quicker it will come off with such drastic change.
Second, realize that to get to 400+ lbs, you have to take in a VERY high amount of calories each day, day after day after day.
Now you're confined to the "campus" of the Biggest Loser and eating 1200 calories each day.
1 lb = 3500 calories.
Therefore, to lose 1 lb, you have to take in 3500 less calories.
For the sake of simplicity, let's say that this person was eating 8200 calories each day (which is very likely since he was maintaining 400+ lbs). That means he's now eating 7000 less calories EACH DAY. That's 2 lbs per day through food alone.
Or 14 lbs. in a week.
And he was also 100% totally inactive before The Biggest Loser. Now he is exercising for around 6 or so hours each day, which of course will burn a significant amount of calories as well. And, the bigger you are, the more calories you burn. So he can lose another 10-14 lbs just through that expenditure. And MUCH of his 32 pounds of loss is water loss because of all the sweat through exercise. And, there you go.
If you watch next week, his weight loss (and the others) will not be as drastic -- sure, it will be higher than what's recommended by science as so healthy, sustainable weight loss, but it won't be 30+ lbs. And week after week, the number will go down as their bodies shrink.
So while it's an unrealistic comparison to you, if you do watch the show, it shows what's possible. Most of us don't have lifestyles that allow for 6 hours per day of exercise, nor do we have personal chefs that prepare our food, and an environment in which if we DON’T exercise and eat how the trainer says, we’ll be some SERIOUS TROUBLE.
Think about that. These contestants have some SERIOUS motivation. Yes, money is a big factor – everyone wants the reward financially. But another huge dose of motivation is the fact that millions of people are watching you!! If you screw up, there’s no hiding. There’s no excuses about how you had to work late, or the kids were sick or you had to go on a business trip, or anything. The environment supports the success 1000%. The contestants have VERY BIG reasons why they HAVE to succeed.
So, although you cannot get onto the Biggest Loser (at least not this episode), you can create an environment that supports your health and fitness goals. And you CAN discover your own personal reasons why you’re going to be a successful loser at the end of 4 weeks of camp. You can establish and look at your goals every day. Click here to discover your powerful reasons why, or to take your reasons why to the next level. Create your own environment.
See, when you know why you’re absolutely HAVE to get fit, lose weight, increase your energy and be healthy, there’s nothing stopping you! This motivation last. The Biggest Loser? Well, after the season is over, they have to go back to the real world. And all that temporary motivation of being in front of millions of viewers and that supportive environment of trainers, dietitians and chefs is gone. Unless they tap into their reasons why they MUST keep the positive momentum going.
And, not to toot the horn of our very own Adventure Boot Campers, but there have been some spectacular weight losses right in here in camp. Shout outs go to Kerry J, Jennifer D, Susan G, Lisa D, Beth P, Kellie M, Wendy P, Charisse B, Venessa W, among many others.
We know not everyone is in camp to lose weight, so strength gains and the other benefits are endless as well.
Whatever your goals, keep up your hard work and you'll clearly get the results.
See you tomorrow morning!!