Biggest Loser Book Giveaway: 6 Weeks to a Healthier You

If you know me, you know Biggest Loser is my all time favorite show. I watch season after season getting sucked into heart wrenching stories of contestants who were losing the obesity battle. Sure I’m a huge softie, but this stuff digs deep into my soul and stays there – it’s why I do what I do as a dietitian, hoping to make a difference in people’s health, big or small. Without fail, I cry big heavy sobs at least twice a season, and usually more: the finale, and the episode where the finalists return home. It’s just so emotional! I understand the Biggest Loser Bubble Ranch is not a realistic setting, but I’ve never seen anything – a show, a movement, a program, anything – that gets this many people motivated to get off the couch and improve their health.

Source: Avocados from Mexico

I love Biggest Loser so much I follow a few former contestants on Twitter, and was so excited to meet Tara Costa from season 7 at the Food For your Whole Life Symposium back in June. I also consider it “breaking news” that Jillian Michaels is leaving BL after the next season airs. Sad. As much as I love Bob’s “Meditate, don’t Medicate” zen personality, I’d want Jillian kicking my booty into shape in her hardcore, take no prisoners way. And every so often, when I’m feeling particularly fit, I’ll do one of her On Demand ExerciseTV workouts at home, and huff and puff the whole way through. Those workouts are hard!!!


I’m also a huge fan of the BL dietitian, Cheryl Forberg. While she’s never seen on the show, her behind the scene work is huge (pun intended) as she’s the one educating the contestants on how to manage a healthy diet, and eat for weight loss. Along with a few hundred other dietitians, I tried to meet her at the FNCE conference this year, and never got my chance. But lucky for me (and you!) my Amazing Avocado pals gave me FIVE copies of The Biggest Loser: 6 Weeks to a Healthier You book signed by the author and dietitian herself, Cheryl Forberg, to give away. It is full of tips, recipes, exercises, and stories.


All you have to do to win a copy is leave me a comment telling me who you’d rather train with: Bob or Jillian. If you tweet about this giveaway, let me know, and I’ll count you for an extra entry. And if you blog about this giveaway, drop me a comment telling me you did and you’ll be entered again. There you have it: 3 chances, 5 winners. I’ll let you know who is getting a book on Wednesday!

Who is going to be joining me glued to the TV tonight for the live season finale!?

P.S. I was not paid to promote Biggest Loser, the book, or Avocados from Mexico.


  1. Glenda
    Posted December 14, 2010 at 7:43 am | Permalink

    I would rather train with Jillian. I have several of her workout DVD’s and love them. I purchased one of Bob’s and did not like it as well as Jillian’s.

  2. Posted December 14, 2010 at 8:37 am | Permalink

    I’ve only seen the show a few times but I’d rather train with Bob. I think he is firm but kind…I like a gentle push when it comes to training!

  3. Posted December 14, 2010 at 10:41 am | Permalink

    I would rather train with Jillian! I own quite a few of her workouts and I do other workouts of hers On Demand when I am in the mood for something new. Her workouts always leave me sweaty and secure in the knowledge that I got a great workout.

  4. Marisa C.
    Posted December 14, 2010 at 11:28 am | Permalink

    I would love to train with Bob! 🙂

  5. Amy
    Posted December 14, 2010 at 1:06 pm | Permalink

    I would much rather train with Jillian. She pushes contestants insanely hard and shows them that they are capable.

  6. Lindsey
    Posted December 14, 2010 at 5:43 pm | Permalink

    i need some Jillian in my life…she’s hard core 🙂

    p.s. i’m tweeting about your awesome giveaway too!!!

  7. Ariana Viale
    Posted December 14, 2010 at 6:37 pm | Permalink

    I would rather train with jillian. Her honesty and her blunt attitude is just what anyone needs not only to work out but to change their lifestyle. She’s a trainer at heart, she’ll make you hate her and love her, but she’ll get the results.

  8. Angela
    Posted December 14, 2010 at 6:38 pm | Permalink

    I would rather train with Bob. I much prefer his style of encouragement than Jillian’s “harsher” methods.

  9. Angela
    Posted December 14, 2010 at 6:45 pm | Permalink

    PS. I tweeted and blogged about the giveaway.

  10. Posted December 14, 2010 at 8:57 pm | Permalink

    I’m such a sucker for this show too and I’ve got my tissues ready! And I’m definitely on Team Bob. He’s so much more motivating to me than someone who screams in your face.

  11. Heather Chapman
    Posted December 14, 2010 at 9:02 pm | Permalink

    Jillian. Hands down, Jillian. I need someone to yell at me to keep me going past my “quit” point.

  12. Renee
    Posted December 14, 2010 at 9:24 pm | Permalink

    Jillian – I work out best when I’m gettin’ my ass kicked. 🙂

  13. Daniele
    Posted December 15, 2010 at 12:18 am | Permalink

    i can train with both.

  14. Callie
    Posted December 15, 2010 at 2:27 pm | Permalink

    I’m always more comfortable with women trainers and I really like Jillian, so I’d choose her!

  15. Judy
    Posted December 15, 2010 at 6:34 pm | Permalink

    I would rather train with Bob! He is so inspiring!!! He sees to get inside people’s brain and heart with very little screaming!!

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