Lose It Fast, Lose It Forever: A 4-Step Permanent Weight Loss Plan from the Most Successful "Biggest Loser" of All Time

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Foreword by Jillian Michaels

One of the most successful contestants on NBC’s The Biggest Loser shares his time-tested fitness program, which has helped hundreds of his students lose weight . . . and keep it off.

Pete Thomas weighed more than 400 pounds when he landed on the NBC hit reality show The Biggest Loser. Nine months later, he won the $100,000 prize after losing a whopping 185 pounds. Determined to help others, he now teaches a ...

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Overview

Foreword by Jillian Michaels

One of the most successful contestants on NBC’s The Biggest Loser shares his time-tested fitness program, which has helped hundreds of his students lose weight . . . and keep it off.

Pete Thomas weighed more than 400 pounds when he landed on the NBC hit reality show The Biggest Loser. Nine months later, he won the $100,000 prize after losing a whopping 185 pounds. Determined to help others, he now teaches a weight-loss program that has led to lasting results in hundreds of students from all walks of life. In Lose It Fast, Lose It Forever, he makes his phenomenal four-step process available to everyone.

Raised in and out of foster care because of his mother’s mental illness, Thomas knew the pain of physical and emotional hunger throughout his childhood. This has given him special insight as a weight-loss coach, and his turnaround is a remarkable testament to his program. These fundamentals provide lasting results: start with a commitment to lose just one pound at a time; create transformational life changes in your mind, mouth, and muscles; get rid of even those last, few, pesky extra pounds; and learn how to maintain a lifetime of fitness and health. Easy-to-implement action steps will keep readers motivated.

With recent achievements that include completing two triathlons and delivering the keynote address at the National Congress on Obesity, Thomas’s inspiring story will help all readers discover the winner within.

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“A lot of weight loss programs only address the way you eat or the way you exercise. Lose It Fast, Lose It Forever addresses both – plus the way you think – in a way that is understandable, thorough, and adaptable to any situation. His straight-forward and easily-understood approach leads to positive changes in your lifestyle, habits, and mindset. And that’s the key to long-term, forever success.”
—Chris Carmichael, US Olympic Committee Coach of the Year and founder of Carmichael Training Systems
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781583334997
  • Publisher: Avery
  • Publication date: 9/13/2012
  • Pages: 336
  • Product dimensions: 6.42 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.13 (d)

Meet the Author

Pete Thomas became the at-home winner of the second season of NBC’s reality TV show The Biggest Loser. A licensed personal trainer, he speaks regularly on motivational and weight-loss topics. He lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and teaches weight-loss classes in the Ann Arbor area.

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Table of Contents

Foreword Jillian Michaels viii

Acknowledgments x

Introduction: How Many Years Are You Throwing Away? xi

Step 1 Your Power

Chapter 1 Master Your Mind 3

Chapter 2 Commit or Quit 11

Chapter 3 Set the Right Goal 23

Chapter 4 Gather a Great Team 34

Forever Fundamentals-Step One Checklist 57

Step 2 Your Plan

Chapter 5 Manage Your Mouth 61

Chapter 6 Modification Not Starvation 79

Chapter 7 Correct Calories, Cautious Carbs 90

Chapter 8 Preparing for Your Perfect Personalized Forever Meal Plan 104

Chapter 9 Tips for Entertaining, Eating Out, and Enjoying the Holidays 134

Chapter 10 Multiply Your Muscles 143

Chapter 11 Kick-Start with Cardio 155

Chapter 12 Build Real Muscle with Resistance Training 174

Chapter 13 Create Your Perfect Personalized Forever Workout Plan 185

Chapter 14 Running Is for Winners 198

Forever Fundamentals-Step Two Checklist 217

Step 3 Your Pursuit

Chapter 15 Think Fast 223

Chapter 16 Lose It Fast Goals 228

Chapter 17 Your Personalized Pursuit Meal and Workout Plans 236

Forever Fundamentals-Step Three Checklist 287

Step 4 Your Purpose

Chapter 18 Move into Maintenance 293

Index 309

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 21, 2012

    ¿Lose it Fast, Lose it Forever¿ Review by Marie K. Whybark, M.S.

    “Lose it Fast, Lose it Forever”
    Review by Marie K. Whybark, M.S., R.D.

    As a Registered Dietitian, I found “Lose it Fast, Lose it Forever” to be an inspiring and credible book uniquely set apart from the many fad diets and gimmicks marketed today. All of Pete Thomas’ nutrition and fitness recommendations are safe, scientifically based, and effective for both weight loss and maintenance.
    Pete's methods are based on reasonable dietary practices that really can be maintained for a lifetime. This book provides readers the details they need to create a healthy plan they can follow for the rest of their lives to lose weight, increase their fitness, and achieve the healthy lifestyle they desire.
    “Lose it Fast, Lose it Forever” is unique among diet books because the author’s primary focus is on teaching readers how to develop a fitness focused lifestyle to maintain a healthy weight once they have lost the pounds they need to shed.
    He believes that anyone who makes the mental commitment necessary to lose weight can achieve and maintain a healthy weight, whether they need to lose a hundred or more pounds or are looking to shed that pesky last ten. The book teaches
    how to assess their own dietary habits, how to determine how many calories they need in a day to maintain or lose weight, and how to develop a meal plan that will meet their specific needs.
    Pete believes there is no one “right” diet. What people need to know to be successful is how to plan a diet that works for them personally, and he explains in great detail how to set up a diet plan that is customized including how much to eat, when to eat, and what to eat. In his own words, “Losing weight is not our goal; learning to eat correctly for the rest of our lives is our goal”.
    His methods are in accordance with the scientifically based recommendations of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. While he uses himself as an example throughout the book, he continuously reminds readers that in order to lose weight and keep it off they need to create their own customized plan. There are no forbidden foods, special foods that must be included, or any of the other gimmicks often employed in fad diets.
    Per the author “This book will not give you all the answers. But this book will give you the tools to find your own solutions”.
    In addition to healthy eating, his book also focuses on multiplying muscles. Pete is a licensed personal trainer with extensive experience helping overweight and obese people learn to exercise and improve their fitness. His focus is on teaching readers how to develop their own “Perfect Personalized Forever Workout Plan”. He provides many sample workout routines with extensive explanations of each exercise so that readers can create and implement a plan that meets their needs.
    For those who are looking to lose weight quickly, Pete provides calorie and exercise targets that will produce fast results!

    6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 21, 2012

    I thought this book was going to be like all the others I have p

    I thought this book was going to be like all the others I have purchased but it was nothing like them. I expected an "Eat your vegetables and lift some weights" and you can look like me book. That is all these books come down to, but not this one. Pete Thomas tells it straight with a punch in the face. The book is full of funny stories about him on the ranch and some sad stories about his unbelievably rough life gowning up. Pete Thomas breaks down how he got 400 pounds and the full journey it took (on the three levels it took) for him to get fit and healthy. Pete Thomas also lays out a path that anyone at any weight can follow to build the same healthy lifestyle he is maintaining. Pete Thomas points out that weight loss, real weight loss not the yo-yo thing most of us do, takes commitment to the process and journey of changing your life habits and not just a temporary fad. This book really challenges you to think and then respond to why you are not healthy and why you are choosing to stay that way. Yes, Pete Thomas tells you how he eats and works out to get and maintain his healthy lifestyle but he also tells you how you can adopt his principles into your life to have a similar lifestyle. If you are tired of not being healthy and are willing to go through the process of learning why you are not choosing to be healthy then this book is for you. Buy it today; get the express overnight and start reading and APPLYING this book to your life. Even if you never apply the knowledge of Pete Thomas to your life you will still learn more about weight loss and have a fun read, (I love the story about Jillian Michaels on day one of the ranch), then any of the millions of "Eat your vegetables and go for a walk" books out there.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 18, 2012

    Pete Thomas was my favorite contestant on The Biggest Loser Seas

    Pete Thomas was my favorite contestant on The Biggest Loser Season 2. He is especially an inspiration for keeping the weight off. I believe that if someone sincerely follows Pete's recommendations, they will reach their goals.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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