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Alison Sweeney: How to Balance Work and Workouts

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UpdatePosted 12/11/2013 05:35PM

Alison Sweeney's Biggest Loser Blog: How to Balance Workouts with Work

Originally posted 12/11/2013 09:00AM

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 know it's wrong but I love to surprise the Biggest Loser contestants with new and unexpected challenges.

When we got to the diner, I knew they thought we would be having a pop challenge and then return to the ranch, but when they learned that instead some of them would be working at the diner for the week, the gravity of the situation was realized.

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Alison Sweeney's Biggest Loser Blog: An Emotional Homecoming, a Deeper Bond | Alison Sweeney

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Alison Sweeney's Biggest Loser Blog: An Emotional Homecoming, a Deeper Bond

Originally posted 12/04/2013 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.

This week was all about Jillian doing what she does best on The Biggest Loser.

Bob had just had a truly emotional goodbye with Hollie, and emotions were already running high when I told the contestants that one would be going home with his or her trainer. When Jay put his face on the wheel, I could tell how much he wanted it to land on his face and for him to go home to see his family.

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Alison Sweeney's Biggest Loser Blog: Contestants Have Their 'Aha Moments'

Alison Sweeney's Biggest Loser Blog: Contestants Have Their 'Aha Moments'

Originally posted 11/19/2013 11:15AM

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 was so great to get together with the contestants during week six for the night challenge. The weather was perfect, the challenge involved cold hard cash, and the contestants were ready to win.

As the challenge got underway, it was clear that David found the perfect rhythm. Also creating a rhythm were Ruben and Tanya with their supportive dance from the sidelines. How funny are they together? At the end, the Red Team was so excited and relieved to finally have a victory. It was a really fun night for all of us, but especially for the Red Team.

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Alison Sweeney's Biggest Loser Blog: Ruben Studdard's Surprising Return

Alison Sweeney's Biggest Loser Blog: Ruben Studdard's Surprising Return

Originally posted 11/13/2013 02:00PM

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

This week started out particularly fun because we had Sam Kass, the executive director of First Lady Michelle Obama's Let's Move! initiative and senior policy advisor on nutrition, on the Biggest Loser set to talk with the contestants about nutrition and to lead them in a cooking challenge. I could not love Sam more. He's so passionate about nutrition and about combatting childhood obesity.

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Alison Sweeney: Biggest Loser Contestants Struggle with Temptation | Alison Sweeney

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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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