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What is the Biggest Loser diet?

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This is a low-calorie diet based on The Biggest Loser pyramid of 4-3-2-1 (four servings of fruits and veggies; three of lean protein; two of whole grains; and one "extra"), along with good old-fashioned exercise. Tufts University obesity clinician and researcher Michael Dansinger, MD, developed the weight loss program accompanied by dietitian and chef Cheryl Forberg, RD, and trainers Bob Harper and Jillian Michaels.

During the 12-week program, expect to eat small, frequent meals containing plenty of fiber and protein, for fullness without too many calories. You won't be eating any "appetite stimulating" white foods like bread, pasta, or potatoes. Keeping daily food logs, watching portion sizes, and drinking 48-64 ounces of water each day round out the basic plan.

The plan includes daily workouts, starting at 30 minutes and increasing to an hour. The Biggest Loser club offers online support, meal plans, recipes, customized fitness information, a journal, and more.

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