The Biggest Loser’s Erik Chopin loses it all again

January 6, 2010

...only this time he’s doing it on Discovery Health as part of their ‘5 Nights of Resolution TV.’ series this week. For those of us Biggest Loser fans, we all know the Long Island, N.Y., deli owner as the season 3 winner, losing a whopping total of 214lbs off his then 407 lb frame.

It wasn’t until Chopin came appeared as a guest on Oprah, 122lb heavier than we last seen him weighing in at 315lb, to discuss the difficulties people face in keeping the pounds off.

“I’d worry about him,” said wife Michele in an interview with Oprah. “I’d look at him and think it was like he was drowning and I couldn’t do anything to help him. I could see it in his eyes, and I could see so many things happening again that we’ve been through.”

Chopin said that, although he doesn’t like gyms, he’s going to get back on track, but this time, for himself and his family.

In a recent interview with That’s Fit, Chopin stated that post-Biggest Loser, he had no income nor job and fell into depression. “I identified that on Oprah, but I didn’t address it,” but with the help of Discovery Health he will be able to do that and share his journey with the viewers.

For a look at Erik Chopin’s journey to losing his weight, Confessions of a Reality Show Loser, tune in tonight at 9 p.m. on the Discovery Health channel. For those tuning in tonight, leave a comment and let me know what you thought of it.

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A diet cleanse that actually works

January 3, 2010

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The New Year has come and many people, post holiday season are feeling bloated, heavy, and looking to rid themselves of this feeling.

But readers beware of the shortcut diets that rampage the internet. Those would include the notorious Master Cleanse and Gwyneth Paltrow diet.

Many of these diets may result in the dieter becoming many pounds lighter and “cleaner,” but post-cleanse, the pounds will eventually come back (most likely more than what was initially lost) and leave the dieter back to where he or she started.

While I am apprehensive about any diet promising fast results, I came across this 7-day Ultimate Diet Cleanse that seems promising. Below is an excerpt of the do’s and don’ts.

DON’TS
1. DON’T add sugar, other natural sweeteners (including honey, agave, and stevia), or artificial sweeteners to anything.

2. DON’T add salt to anything.

3. DON’T eat starches with dinner (including bread, rice, pasta, peas, beans, corn and potatoes).

4. DON’T drink alcohol.

DO’S
1. DO eat on a schedule

2. DO drink lots of water throughout the day,

3. DO enjoy “water alternatives” in unlimited quantities at any point during the day.

4. DO begin dinner with a healthy appetizer

Happy Hunting! I on the other hand have found my New Year kick start in the form of P90X. After reading a ton of reviews-I also wrote one in a past blog post– I thought, “why not?”.

Looking for some noteworthy New Year diet tips? Check out this article.