A Review of the Biggest Loser Diet
- Degree of Difficulty / 0= Extremely Hard, 100- Extremely Easy/ 50% 50%
- Level of Activity /0=Not included, 100= Activity is high/ 75% 75%
- Water Included in Diet /0=Not included, 100= Built into plan/ 100% 100%
- Maintenance Plan /0=No plan after initial weight loss, 100= Lifetime plan/ 0% 0%
The hypothesis of this diet is that by greatly reducing the number of calories consumed and increasing exercise, the dieter will see dramatic results. The plan has daily menus that stress servings of 4 or more vegetables/fruits, 3 proteins, 2 whole grains and a 200 calorie serving of something forbidden.
Ease for Dieter*
- Many plans and menus exist
- You will start at calories / day = current weight x 7. A 250-pound person will start at 250×7=1750 calories per day.
- As you lose weight you will eat fewer calories per day. At 225 you will have 225×7=1575
(*My impression based on my research and how hard I think it would be to maintain for 1, 6, 8, 10, 20 weeks. Your experience may vary.)
- Low Calorie
- High Protein — USDA suggests 3-ounce lean meat portions while this diet suggests 8-ounce portions.
- Portion Control
Suggested Activity Level
- Ramp up to a high activity level
- Includes supplements
- Suggests water