You Can Be a 'Biggest Loser,' Too
Experts and contestants from 'The Biggest Loser' TV show offer weight-loss advice.
10 More Tips From The Biggest Loser continued...
"People never realize what a majordifference spices can make on even
simple dishes like grilled chicken or salmon," she says.
8. "When it comes to cooking in flavor, it's never about the
oil," says Alexander. Many dieters believe that unless food is fried in
oil, you don't get much flavor. But, she says, the real secret is pan-browning,
which can happen without oil. The trick to getting restaurant-quality taste,
she says, is to never overload your pan with food. "If you put too much in
the pan, the moisture content causes the foods to steam and not pan-fry,"
she says. "By reducing the amount of food in the pan you get that tasty
pan-seared browning, without the use of any oils."
9. Don't try to do too much exercise, too soon. You not only run the
risk of injury, but you'll also get quickly discouraged. "Don't try to
stare down 45 minutes of exercise," says Lyons. "Tell yourself it will
be OK to quit after 10 minutes, because most of the time once you get going,
you'll keep going."
10. Remember: Self-esteem feeds on self-esteem. Accomplishing a
little something toward your weight loss goal every day will not only get you
on the road to success, but help keep you there. "You are not just losing
weight, you are changing your life and your lifestyle," says Alexander.
"If you keep that in mind, you come to see that every change, no matter how
small, comes together to make a huge difference in not only your weight, but
your life," says Alexander.
Recipes From The Biggest Loser Cookbook
Here are some recipes from Alexander's TheBiggest Loser
Better Blueberry Pancakes
WebMD Weight Loss Clinic members: Journal one portion as 1 serving pancake +
1 serving fresh fruit
Says Alexander: "If you’re as big a fan of these pancakes as my
brunching buddies and I are, rest assured that you can double, triple, and even
quadruple this recipe with great success. In addition, the batter will keep in
your refrigerator for up to three days. I personally like to mix the batter
fresh and enjoy the pancakes with a friend. ... Otherwise, I find myself
tempted to eat more than one serving."