Monday, December 18, 2006

'Biggest Loser' Weight Loss Secret--Low-Carb!

Erik Chopin is the fourth straight low-carber to win "The Biggest Loser"

Ever since deli shop owner Erik Chopin from Islip, New York won Season 3 of the hit NBC reality television show "The Biggest Loser" last week, I haven't been able to stop thinking about something rather fascinating about his amazing 214-pound weight loss that he now wants to use to help people who are obese to find hope. This is something I haven't heard ANYONE discussing about the people who are winning this show.

Let's take a quick look at the three previous "Biggest Loser" winners:

"The Biggest Loser" Australia 1 winner Adro Sarnelli

WEIGHT LOSS: 131.5 pounds
HOW HE DID IT: Avoid starchy and refined carbs

"The Biggest Loser" 2 winner Matt Hoover

WEIGHT LOSS: 157 pounds
HOW HE DID IT: Counts calories and carbs

"The Biggest Loser" 1 winner Ryan Benson

WEIGHT LOSS: 100 pounds
HOW HE DID IT: Eats high-protein, low-carb foods

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Are you seeing a very clear pattern among the winners of "The Biggest Loser?" It's astonishing to me that amidst all of the pomp and circumstance surrounding the gargantuan triple-digit weight losses each of these men has experienced that there hasn't been a more inquisitive look into HOW they lost their weight.

Sure, they talk about calories on the show and making sure you burn more with exercise than you take in. But behind-the-scenes there's more to it--a LOT more to it!

We saw just a couple of months ago how one of the finalists from Season 2 of the show--Kelly Minner--was able to help one of her students who was struggling with his weight which had soared above 300 pounds. You may recall that Minner recommended the 16-year old student go on a high-fiber, low-carb diet along with regular exercise and he went on to lose over 100 pounds in just nine months. She learned that from being on "The Biggest Loser."

While I am sure the producers of the show have strategically instructed the contestants and trainers on the show to avoid using the phrase "low-carb" for whatever reason, the fact of the matter is that's what they are doing. Even "Biggest Loser" trainer Bob Harper, who has complimented my low-carb blog for helping educate people, has warned repeatedly about the dangers of sugar addiction. Livin' la vida low-carb runs up and down through this show.

And yet you never hear a thing about it! What's up with that?

There's no reason in the world why the contestants or producers at "The Biggest Loser" should EVER feel ashamed of the low-carb lifestyle. It is the most electrifying weight loss plan that I have ever encountered in my life and I will forever be indebted to it for changing the course of my health for the better. Ryan, Matt, Adro, and now Erik can all provide similar testimonies of what low-carb living has done for them.

When will this great "Biggest Loser" weight loss secret be given the recognition that it deserves? Can you imagine the tidal wave of weight loss that people could be experiencing RIGHT NOW if a very clear message of livin' la vida low-carb were allowed to be promoted in very clear language that everyone can understand on a show like "The Biggest Loser?" The positive impact that would have on the obesity problem in America is mind-blowing to even think about.

Let's let the whole world know about the miracle of livin' la vida low-carb!

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Blogger Wanda said...

Bob Harper makes me want to go on just WATCHING him. I can't imagine what he can do for someone in "real life"
I love the comment he said when Erik was on the ground and Bob was telling him to keep moving and he is saving his life. Powerful powerful moment.

All of those guys look GREAT!!


12/18/2006 7:29 PM  
Blogger Michael said...

It would be fun if a future Biggest Loser season pitted low-carb teams against conventional low-fat teams.

1/24/2008 5:56 PM  
Blogger Jimmy Moore said...

That's my dream, Michael! :) Ain't gonna happen, but it would make for GREAT TV!

1/24/2008 6:10 PM  

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