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Four Ways to Fix The Biggest Loser

The Biggest Loser: Four Ways to Fix the Show

Originally posted 02/10/2014 07:00AM

In the wake of The Biggest Loser's controversial finale last Tuesday, on which winner Rachel Frederickson revealed she had lost a whopping 155 lbs. – including 45 lbs. in the past three months alone – questions have been raised about the NBC show's approach to weight loss.

PEOPLE asked experts in health, fitness and public relations to weigh in on how The Biggest Loser can be improved for future contestants.

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Brooke Burke-Charvet on That Sexy Gas-Pumping Photo: 'It Could Have Been Bad'

Brooke Burke-Charvet Talks About That Sexy Gas-Pumping Photo

Originally posted 01/25/2014 11:00AM

Brooke Burke-Charvet wants people to know one thing: that hot figure she flaunted at the gas station did not come easy.

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Gabrielle Union Reveals: 'I'm on the Porn Diet!'

Gabrielle Union Reveals: 'I'm on the Porn Diet!'

Originally posted 01/21/2014 11:30AM

That is one steamy fitness plan.

Recently engaged Gabrielle Union, 41, divulged her unorthodox approach to keeping her fabulous physique on Conan Monday night: an exercise and diet regimen she dubbed "The Porn Diet."

Her gurus? Adult film stars, who happen to work out at her gym.

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Harley Pasternak Blogs: 4 Simple Ways to Stick to Your Diet

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Harley Pasternak Blogs: 4 Simple Ways to Stick to Your Diet

Originally posted 10/30/2013 11:55AM

For many people, it just takes one or two missteps or deviations from your diet to get frustrated and give up on it altogether. So what can you do to make it work this time around?

Here's four things to remember.

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Marissa Jaret Winokur: I'm Keeping the Weight Off for My Son

Marissa Jaret Winokur: I'm Staying Healthy for My Son

Originally posted 09/28/2013 09:00PM

After revealing a stunning 60-pound weight loss last year, Marissa Jaret Winokur has gotten the motivation to maintain her new physique from her 5-year-old son, Zev.

"It honestly is my one reason for being healthy," Winokur told PEOPLE at the American Diabetes Association's Tour de Cure bike ride in Santa Monica on Thursday. "I never ever did this before, and I truly did it to be there for my son."

"I'm a 40-year-old and I have a 5-year-old kid," she says. "I don't want to be unhealthy. I want to be around for as long as I can."

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Chaz Bono on Losing 70 Lbs.: 'Everything Is Easier'

UpdatePosted 09/11/2013 12:00PM

Chaz Bono on Losing Weight: 'Everything Is Easier'

Originally posted 09/11/2013 08:15AM

Chaz Bono is giving the skinny on his nearly year-long weight loss journey.

"I just feel much more comfortable in my skin now," the former Dancing with the Stars contestant says on Wednesday's episode of The Doctors. "Everything is easier, everything physically is easier, everything feels better and emotionally I just feel more comfortable, more confident."

Beginning at 250 lbs. at 5'5½", Bono has lost 70 lbs. so far and is down to 183 lbs.

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Elizabeth Banks On Staying Fit: Portion Control Is a 'Real Problem' | Elizabeth Banks

Elizabeth Banks On Staying Fit: Portion Control Is a 'Real Problem'

Originally posted 08/05/2013 02:00PM

No junk food? No problem.

That seems to be the case with Elizabeth Banks, 39, who manages her eating habits like a pro, telling Women's Health, simply, "People ask me how I stay thin, and I'm like, 'When you go to the grocery store, buy more bananas than cookies.' "

And when she does splurge on sweet treats, "[The freezer] is where my Girl Scout cookies are," she shares, adding that the prime location allows her to forget about them – instead of eating them.

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PHOTO: Sharon Stone Stays Bikini Fit at 55 | Sharon Stone

How Sharon Stone Stays Bikini Fit at 55

Originally posted 07/31/2013 04:45PM

Sharon Stone has one of Hollywood's most enviable bodies – and she credits it to an unconventional workout.

"I put on dance mixes and I really dance my brains out at home because I enjoy that," the actress told PEOPLE at the New York premiere of her upcoming film Lovelace at the Museum of Modern Art on Tuesday.

"That saying – 'Dance like nobody is watching' – I do that. I dance like nobody's watching and I dance hard until I sweat and I think that that’s very good. It’s good for the mind and the body."

Along with her dedication to her dance moves, there's more that keeps Stone, 55, in phenomenal shape.

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Snooki on Her Super Skinny Body: I Work Out Every Day | Nicole Polizzi

Nicole 'Snooki' Polizzi Shows Off Super Slim Physique

Originally posted 07/17/2013 12:20PM

Since becoming a mom nearly 11 months ago, Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi has been focused on getting fit.

And on Tuesday, the Snooki & JWoww star showed off the stunning results.

"I work out in the gym seven days a week. I go with my trainer five days a week, I have a treadmill downstairs or I do crunches," Snooki, 25, told PEOPLE at SELF Rocks The Summer Party in Manhattan. "I try to do something at least once a day."

Once famous for going clubbing and her drunken shenanigans on MTV's Jersey Shore, Snooki now seems to be a proudly reformed party girl.

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Alison Sweeney Answers Your Burning Health Questions | Alison Sweeney

Alison Sweeney Answers Your Burning Health Questions

Originally posted 05/29/2013 12:10PM

From Biggest Loser to biggest helper: Alison Sweeney has answered your health and fitness questions! Nearly 150 of you submitted inquiries on everything from exercise and snacking to post-baby bodies and belly bulge, and Sweeney was more than happy to help you out.

Check out her answers to a selection of your questions below, and be sure to pick up her new novel, The Star Attraction, on amazon.com now!

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