Topic: Biggest Loser

The 10 Unhealthiest Shows On TV

The 10 Unhealthiest Shows On TV

While there are plenty of TV shows that give us tips for greening our homes or help people cook nutritious meals for their families, there’s also a lot of programming that shows unhealthy lifestyles. Whether it’s the cast of Jersey Shore tanning themselves into oblivion or Sandra Lee adding salt-laden seasoning packets to all of her meals, here are ten shows whose examples you should definitely not follow. More »

Jillian Michaels Hates Her A**, But She’s Found A Way To Move On

Jillian Michaels Hates Her A**, But She's Found A Way To Move On

Jillian Michaels is on the cover of this month’s issue of Fitness, showing off her killer arms and abs in a bikini (she may have left Biggest Loser, but it would appear that she has not left the gym). She spoke with the magazine about leaving the show, career plans, and her body, divulging even her worst insecurity: her ass. She’s spoken about her war with cellulite back there before, but her newest interview sheds some light on how she deals with her imperfections. More »

Anna Kournikova To Replace Jillian Michaels For A New Era of Biggest Loser

Anna Kournikova To Replace Jillian Michaels For A New Era of Biggest Loser

Well, well, well… is apparently going to be the new focus of the hit TV series, Biggest Loser, as it heads into season 12 with a new focus, and new celebrity trainer Anna Kournikova. The show unveiled their choice of trainer on last night’s season finale. Executive producer Todd Lubin told Vulture that they weren’t trying to replace Jillian Michaels, who announced last season that she would be leaving the show for motherhood, but he wouldn’t comment on why trainers Cara Castronuovo and Brett Hoebler wouldn’t be back for the next season, as the show had announced earlier this year. According to Lubin, the focus of the show is shifting towards overall health and well-being; away from straightforward inches and pounds. More »

Morning Links: Jillian Michaels On Saying Goodbye to Biggest Loser

Morning Links: Jillian Michaels On Saying Goodbye to Biggest Loser

Get Inline – Pick the best rollerblades whether you’re a beginner or advanced, so you can torch calories and fat like a pro. (FitSugar)

Au Revoir, Madame Michaels – The Biggest Loser trainer talks about leaving the show, moving on to promote her motivational book, and develop her family life. (That’s Fit)

Dairy-Free Protein, 101 – Read it, print it, and take it to the store: This vegan protein bar breakdown will save your last-minute breakfast or lunch. (MindBodyGreen) More »

Addicted to Food: Here’s Hoping OWN Can Do Obesity Better Than NBC

Addicted to Food: Here's Hoping OWN Can Do Obesity Better Than NBC

Oprah is officially getting in on the Biggest Loser genre of TV, starting with tonight’s premiere of Addicted to Food on OWN. It remains to be seen whether she can take on Bob and Jillian for ratings, but what we’re really wondering is whether she can take on America’s problem with obesity. Can she inspire audiences to lose weight? Will her show be a beacon of hope and source of instruction for the millions of Americans who are unhealthy, overweight, and driving themselves to early death and disease by foo, or will she simply provide entertainment that doesn’t really budge the scales? We’re hoping OWN’s brand of weight loss TV can do more for obesity than NBC. More »

Jillian Watch: The Biggest Loser Trainer on Her New Book, Fertility, and Having an Obese Assistant

Jillian Watch: The Biggest Loser Trainer on Her New Book, Fertility, and Having an Obese Assistant

Even though she’s leaving The Biggest Loser after this season, we have a feeling Jillian Michaels won’t be going off the radar anytime soon. The trainer known for her brutal (and effective) workout techniques talked to The New York Times magazine about her new book, Unlimited: How to Build an Exceptional Life, among other topics (like screaming at obese contestants, and why she’s planning to adopt instead of having her own baby). Just like when we see her on television, her interview made us squirm (discussing her obese assistant’s diet: awkward) but that’s kind of why we love her. More »

Biggest Loser Trainers: Cara Castronova and Brett Hoebel

Biggest Loser Trainers: Cara Castronova and Brett Hoebel

If you’re a fan of NBC’s The Biggest Loser (or just stuck on the habit of watching it, like we are), you’ve been eagerly waiting through hours of mysterious workouts to find out who the hell is training half of the fat people on this season’s show. Rumors have been floating around since the season started, but this week’s episode finally confirmed that Cara Castranova and Brett Hoebel are season 11′s mystery trainers. More »

Morning Links: Stem Cell Transplant May Cure AIDS

Morning Links: Stem Cell Transplant May Cure AIDS

Stem Cell Transplant May Cure AIDS – Three years after receiving an unusual transplant, a Berlin man is clear of HIV, but doctors say the treatment isn’t practical on a large scale. (New York Times)

Inflammation Vaccine – Scientists in Copenhagen are developing a vaccine that boosts the immune system and relieves chronic inflammation, thanks to a newly discovered protein produced in the human body to help fight inflammation. (ScienceDaily)

In Defense of Chocolate – There are 10 good reasons to eat chocolate this month, just make sure it’s dark for the best health benefits. (Healthy Self Blog) More »