Fat Family/Fit Family: How We Beat Obesity and You Can Too

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The inspiring true story behind the weight-loss saga chronicled on NBC's blockbuster show, The Biggest Loser.

There's no getting past it: the Morellis were a fat family. From cookie dough and pizza binges to extreme plastic surgeries, Ron, Becky, Mike and Max Morelli experienced the swinging pendulum of weight loss that so many Americans know all too well. But when Ron and Mike were accepted as contestants on The Biggest Loser, the Morellis' lives changed forever. Ron, at 430 ...

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Overview

The inspiring true story behind the weight-loss saga chronicled on NBC's blockbuster show, The Biggest Loser.

There's no getting past it: the Morellis were a fat family. From cookie dough and pizza binges to extreme plastic surgeries, Ron, Becky, Mike and Max Morelli experienced the swinging pendulum of weight loss that so many Americans know all too well. But when Ron and Mike were accepted as contestants on The Biggest Loser, the Morellis' lives changed forever. Ron, at 430 pounds, and 18-year-old Mike, at 388 pounds, made it to the final four, losing a whopping 399 pounds combined. Fat Family/Fit Family also tells the story of wife Becky and youngest son, Max-the story not seen on TV, but relatable to scores of American families, the story of what happens when two foodaholics meet, fall in love, get married and raise (almost inevitably) foodaholic kids.

Sharing the eye-opening perspective of each family member, Fat Family/Fit Family chronicles the Morellis' amazing journey in dropping over 700 pounds together, from the emotional and physical struggles of obesity to the triumph of their newfound healthy lifestyle.

Obesity doesn't just happen in a vacuum-it starts in homes like the Morellis, and it can end there, too. Fat Family/Fit Family is an ultimately inspiring story about the healing power of family.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780452296930
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 3/29/2011
  • Pages: 234
  • Sales rank: 1,456,706
  • Product dimensions: 5.20 (w) x 7.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

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Ron, Becky, Mike, and Max Morelli live in Detroit, Michigan.
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

Introduction xiii

Chapter 1 Ron: It Was Love at First Sight 1

Chapter 2 Becky: Together, We'll Never Be Fat Again 27

Chapter 3 Ron and Becky: A Future as Sweet as Candy 43

Chapter 4 Becky: How We Became a Fat Family 63

Chapter 5 Ron: Sick and Sad without My Eating Buddy 77

Chapter 6 Mike: We Ate Enormous Portions 85

Chapter 7 Max: Baseball Dreams Strike Out 101

Chapter 8 Mike and Ron: The Chance of a Lifetime 113

Chapter 9 Mike and Ron: The Game Master Rules 125

Chapter 10 Mike and Ron: Fighting to the Final Four 151

Chapter 11 Max: I Can't Be the Only Fat One 185

Chapter 12 Mike: Fighting Fat and Getting Fit in College 189

Chapter 13 Max: Fighting Fat and Getting Fit in High School 201

Chapter 14 Becky: Make Health a Family Affair 207

Chapter 15 Ron: No More Fear, No More Excuses 215

Chapter 16 Fit Family: We're Beating Obesity, and You Can Too 223

Staples in Our Kitchen 225

Recipes 227

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  • Posted March 4, 2012

    Good insight to Biggest Loser

    The book was an easy read. It gave a lot of insight into how the TV show works. It is an interesting family, and if they came to the Milwaukee area to speak, I would attend.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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