Meet three women who followed a personalized Biggest Loser plan via the show's online companion (www.biggestloserclub.com)and have impressive weight-loss stats to show for it.
Age: 37 Lost 45 pounds in 11 months "I never approached this as a diet, with a beginning and an end," Milligan says. "It was a lifestyle change." She loads up on salad before enjoying portion-controlled favorites like lasagna and puts a small serving of snacks like chips into a bowl instead of mindlessly dipping into the bag.
Age: 32 Lost 80 pounds in 8 months Surprisingly, snacking on cookies, chocolate, and ice cream helped Schmidt lose her weight. "The fact that small treats were part of my daily eating plan helped me stick with it," she says.
Age: 38 Lost 80 pounds in 11 months Pucket documented her weight-loss progress with monthly pictures she'd post in her bathroom. "Sometimes it's hard to notice a difference on a daily basis. Those photos were great motivators," she says.
Make an ice cream substitute by mixing cottage cheese until it's nice and creamy. Then add some almond extract or chopped-up almonds. Freeze, and eat.
The Biggest Loser's Alison Sweeney knows about weight-loss struggleand success. She'd tried dozens of crazy diets through the years, "even starving myselfquite literallyand then after a few days of that, bingeing on bowls of ice cream," she says. When she changed her goal from being "superthin to superhealthy," she dropped four dress sizes and kept it off even after having a baby. Here's what she does.