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Alison Sweeney's Biggest Loser Blog: Contestants – and Trainers – Struggle with Temptation

Originally posted 11/06/2013 11:00AM

Alison Sweeney is the host of NBC's The Biggest Loser, the award-winning star of Days of Our Lives, and author of The Star Attraction and The Mommy Diet. She's also a director, producer, wife and mom. Like she has for the past three seasons, Alison will blog each week about the latest episode of The Biggest Loser. Follow her on Twitter: @Ali_Sweeney.

I hope everyone had a fantastic Halloween and remembered that the fun of trick or treating can be had without consuming crazy amounts of sugar.

Just look at how much fun Ellen [DeGeneres] and I had on Halloween! LOL!

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Alison Sweeney: 'Emotions Change on a Dime' on The Biggest Loser

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Alison Sweeney's Biggest Loser Blog: 'Emotions Change on a Dime'

Originally posted 10/30/2013 11:40AM

Alison Sweeney is the host of NBC's The Biggest Loser, the award-winning star of Days of Our Lives, and author of The Star Attraction and The Mommy Diet. She's also a director, producer, wife and mom. Like she has for the past three seasons, Alison will blog each week about the latest episode of The Biggest Loser. Follow her on Twitter: @Ali_Sweeney.

It's week three at The Biggest Loser, and we started with the show's first-ever auction.

It was so much fun to be the auctioneer for the day, particularly when the White Team thought they'd spent $180 on a mystery box filled with sugar and flour, only for me to surprise them with the news that it could be traded for any piece of already-purchased equipment. Talk about a dramatic shift in mood within the teams!

Thankfully, I said goodbye to the contestants before they had to explain what equipment they could work out with to their trainers.

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Alison Sweeney Celebrates Hard-Earned Victories on The Biggest Loser | Alison Sweeney

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Alison Sweeney's Biggest Loser Blog: Celebrating Hard-Earned Victories – and the Show's Kid Ambassadors

Originally posted 10/23/2013 02:15PM

Alison Sweeney is the host of NBC's The Biggest Loser, the award-winning star of Days of Our Lives, and author of The Star Attraction and The Mommy Diet. She's also a director, producer, wife and mom. Like she has for the past three seasons, Alison will blog each week about the latest episode of The Biggest Loser. Follow her on Twitter: @Ali_Sweeney.

Here's hoping you were able to catch last night's episode of The Biggest Loser, because there were so many great moments in it.

When we shoot the challenges and the weigh-in, the contestants tell me their stories from the week, but I loved watching Jillian Michaels and Craig's conversation during the show because it explains why he had a better attitude when he got to the first challenge – one in which he believed in himself and wanted to represent his team. The weight he eventually lost at the end of the week – 11 lbs. – was a testament to his hard work and great attitude.

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Biggest Loser's Alison Sweeney: These 3 Contestants Inspired Me

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Alison Sweeney's Biggest Loser Blog: The Season's Most Inspiring Contestants

Originally posted 10/16/2013 11:05AM

Alison Sweeney is the host of NBC's The Biggest Loser, the award-winning star of Days of Our Lives, and author of The Star Attraction and The Mommy Diet. She's also a director, producer, wife and mom. Like she has for the past three seasons, Alison will blog each week about the latest episode of The Biggest Loser. Follow her on Twitter: @Ali_Sweeney.

Hey, everyone! I've missed chatting with you every week. It's been a blast shooting season 15 of The Biggest Loser, and I'm so glad we can all get together here to discuss it after each episode airs.

What did you think of Tuesday's season premiere? It was a big change-up, having the trainers part of the casting process, right?! I can tell you, I'm glad that wasn't my decision to make. It must have been so hard to choose the best 15 out of all the heartbreaking stories they heard of people searching for a life transformation. And I know they had so much to consider in their decisions.

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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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Ask Alison Sweeney a Question About Diet and Exercise | Alison Sweeney

Alison Sweeney Will Answer Your Health and Fitness Questions

Originally posted 05/15/2013 11:45AM

Alison Sweeney has watched as dozens of Americans have slimmed down and shaped up on The Biggest Loser. And now, she wants to help you!

Sweeney, 36, will be answering your health and fitness questions this week and next – just in time for you to feel fit for summer. The mom of two has personal experience in the weight-loss department, opening up about her post-baby workouts, and is big on feeding her kids with healthy, balanced meals. (Her first novel, The Star Attraction, hits shelves this week, too!)

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Alison Sweeney Congratulates Biggest Loser Winners | Alison Sweeney

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Alison Sweeney Blogs: Congrats to Winners of The Biggest Loser

Originally posted 03/19/2013 10:25AM

Alison Sweeney hosts NBC's The Biggest Loser and is the award-winning star of Days of Our Lives, in addition to being an author, director, producer, wife and mom. Like she has for the past two seasons, Alison will blog each week about the latest episode of The Biggest Loser. Follow her on Twitter @Ali_Sweeney.

Our journey together for season 14 of The Biggest Loser has come to an end. Hopefully, you enjoyed Monday's finale!

Each season, I'm always nervous when first meeting the contestants and then uber-nervous for the live finale. What you don't see is that I go on stage right before the live show to say hi to the audience. The best part of that is to see my supportive family in the audience and to see all the alumni that come back year after year as their Biggest Loser family grows with each season.

It's always so fun to see some of the veterans return. I loved seeing Amanda, Sunshine, Estella and Jerry, Dan and Jackie and so many others.

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UpdatePosted 03/12/2013 04:00PM

Alison Sweeney Blogs About Final Days on Biggest Loser Ranch

Originally posted 03/12/2013 10:35AM

As this season of The Biggest Loser comes to an end on campus, we all love to reflect on just how far the remaining contestants have come.

When we started the season and introduced the show that was going to tackle childhood obesity, many of you were skeptical.

Week after week, Sunny, Lindsay and Biingo inspired all of us and hopefully they inspired you. Their journey has been one of strength, bravery and celebration. To see them transform during the season and to gain self-confidence has been incredibly rewarding.

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The Biggest Loser's Final Five Have a Perfect Week | Alison Sweeney

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Alison Sweeney Blogs About The Biggest Loser's Makeover Week

Originally posted 03/05/2013 08:45AM

Alison Sweeney hosts NBC's The Biggest Loser and is the award-winning star of Days of Our Lives, in addition to being an author, director, producer, wife and mom. Like she has for the past two seasons, Alison will blog each week about the latest episode of The Biggest Loser. Follow her on Twitter @Ali_Sweeney.

Did you like this season's Makeover Week? I personally love telling the remaining contestants that they've made it to makeovers because it's always such an important part of the Biggest Loser journey. And as Jeff said, it's the moment when the contestants realize their hard work has paid off.

Tim Gunn and Ken Paves are absolute geniuses every season. Their vision for the contestants' hair and wardrobe changes is always impressive. But this season, they took it to the next level with their transformations of Lindsay, Biingo and Sunny.

I was bummed to not be a part of the makeover reveals because it's always such a special moment. But I loved watching the show at home. I was so happy for every contestant and especially for the kids. Everyone exuded such confidence and joy and I loved the celebration they each could experience.

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Biggest Loser's Alison Sweeney Blogs About Facing Your Fears | Alison Sweeney

Biggest Loser's Alison Sweeney Blogs About Facing Your Fears

Originally posted 02/26/2013 08:00AM

Alison Sweeney hosts NBC's The Biggest Loser and is the award-winning star of Days of Our Lives, in addition to being an author, director, producer, wife and mom. Like she has for the past two seasons, Alison will blog each week about the latest episode of The Biggest Loser. Follow her on Twitter @Ali_Sweeney.

I hope you guys like this week's episode of The Biggest Loser as much as I did. To me, it combined Jackson's humor, the challenge of living in the real world, the facing of fears and celebrations on the scale.

The week started in Biggest Loser style – with another unexpected twist. Just when the contestants were sad to see Francelina go, I had to tell them that she was not the only contestant to leave campus for the week. The already somber mood got worse in that moment.

Once we got outside in the freezing cold, it seemed like the contestants might send Gina away since she had been such a distraction on campus. The last thing I expected was for Jackson to literally beg to go for the week so he could test himself in the "real world." I was definitely blown away when Jeff volunteered to go home with him. It seemed like a split second decision, but I really admired both of them for standing behind their reasons for doing it.

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