I love the Biggest Loser!! Every Tuesday night I tune in faithfully to watch the magnificent transformations that the contestants go through. It is incredible! This month in Good Housekeeping they did a spot light on last seasons winner Helen Phillips. She has some great tips for success and also they featured tips from some of this seasons contestants. Here are some I am totally going to try:
Stephanie Anderson (purple team this season) suggests: Talk yourself through it-- During a recent challenge, we had to do 500 sliders, an exercise on a long board. When the three winners were chosen, I was only at 370. So I thought, OK, I'm going to 400. At 400, I thought, I can do a hundred more. My legs felt like Jell-O. But I did it
This totally works! A few years ago I lost like 50-60lbs by taking up running and exercising regularly.While I was running I just had to keep telling myself okay I will run for like 5 minutes and then once it got to 5 minutes I would say that wasnt too bad how about another 2 minutes and so forth. [Unfortunately for me I have gained back 40 of the 50 lbs when I got pregnant.] Reading this article makes me crave to work out!
Michael Ventrella (White team this season) suggests: Tune in to your body's signals--I was an emotional eater, so there were times I felt extremely hungry — but in my head, not in my stomach. Now I listen to my body and say, "Is my stomach rumbling, or is it my mind that wants to grab something?" I know that when I get upset or nervous, I start picking up food. So I try to catch myself, and walk or listen to music instead.
I am so an emotional eater! I am totally going to try the whole going for a walk or finding something to do when I "think" I am hungry.
Helen Phillips (last season's winner)-- Has a whole huge article on losing and keeping it off. In the article it has awesome ideas for getting started and sticking with it. Click here for this great article.
Also on GoodHousekeeping.com they have great tools for getting healthy and losing weight.