"Naked Fitness" Group Loses 340 Pounds in 4 Weeks

By Andrea Metcalf
|  Friday, Mar 5, 2010  |  Updated 4:30 PM CDT
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Andrea Metcalf Announces Chicago's Biggest Loser

The winner of NBC5's Biggest Loser Challenge won a Nordictrack A2750 treadmill.

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A group of 30 Chicagoans lost 291 pounds in under four weeks.
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Thousands of people are Inspired each week by the Biggest Loser and after helping a client lose 100 pounds in 90 days, I decided to try to find the biggest loser in Chicago

Based on my book, Naked Fitness, a simple diet, 10 minute alignment program and 2 hours of walking a day, the group lost 291 pounds in under 4 weeks.

We took 200 people and selected 30 people to participate in a 30 day program:

Participants had to be at least 30 pounds overweight, have doctor’s consent and willing to attend every Saturday for a month.
Each member of the group filled out forms and noted their alignment issues from looking in the mirror.

The group received a two-week menu plan and shopping list.

They each received a stretch and strengthen 10 minute alignment program based on their results of their alignment assessment by looking in the mirror.

They tried to walk at least two hours each day.

The finalists lost 20, 26, 28 pounds, respectively, in just under a month.Based on weight loss percentage Alan Weintraub was awarded a treadmill and named the BIGGEST LOSER of the Naked Fitness program in Chicago for his 9.2 percent weight loss acheivement.

Special Thanks to our sponsors Nordic Track A2750 Pro Treadmill from Sears, Life Fitness Body Shaping Kit, and Elations for the supplement  used in this program.  If you are interested in the program, please contact Andrea Metcalf (am@andreametcalf.com) for the free information.  Andrea Metcalf is a Healthy Lifestyle Expert for NBC Morning news and certified personal trainer.  Individual and groups may contact her directly for an Alignment assessment.


FOOD PROGRAM
Below is the shopping list and menu plan one week.

Supplement this food guide with your personalized stretch/strengthen alignment program and 2- 2-1/2 hours of walking.

2 Tubs of Greek Style 0% Yogurt - that means 4 one- cup servings
5 individual Greek style Chobani yogurts 140 calories/8 grams protein
1 pint blueberries
1 pint raspberries
1 cup walnuts ( you can buy these in bulk and measure or freeze the remaining)
1 tub cherry tomatoes
1 bunch aspargus
1 bunch broccoli
1 large red pepper
7 firm bananas
5 gala crisp apples medium1 dozen eggs
1 can garbanzo beans ( rinse before using)
1 package Corn Polenta
1 tub salsa 12 oz (under 125 calories for entire tub)
1/2 pound green beans
1 package romaine hearts ( 3 in a bag)
3 - 6oz. lean chicken breasts
1 -12 oz. package chicken sauage chipotle flavor (under 500 calories for entire package)
1 - 6 oz filet Chilean Sea bass
1- 6 oz filet mignon
1 six pack Elations supplement
Lite Zesty Italian salad dressing

Day 1 -
Snack - 1 banana (after your morning workout)
Breakfast - Yogurt one cup, 1/2 pint blueberries, 3.5 walnuts
1 Elations drink
Snack - apple and small yogurt
Lunch - Salad mixed greens, one cup 1/4 chopped red pepper, 4 oz chicken breast dressing Lite Zesty Italian.
Dinner - Grilled chicken breast, 1/2 cup green beans and 1/2 broccoli (Cook all the broccoli and green beans and place in containers for rest of week)

Day 2 -
Snack - 1 banana
Breakfast - Yogurt one cup, 1/2 pint raspberries, 3.5 walnuts
1 Elations drink
Snack - Small yogurt
Lunch - Polenta Chili and an apple
Dinner -
Grill Chiliean Sea bass about 5 minutes each side or until flakes apart
1/3 bunch of asparagus ( although you will cook all the asparagus)
1/2 cup broccoli

Day 3
Snack - 1 banana (after your morning workout)
Breakfast - 3 Eggs scrambled with 1/4 cup of red pepper and 8 sliced cherry tomatoes
1 Elations drink
Snack - apple and small yogurt
Lunch - Salad mixed greens, one cup 1/4 chopped red pepper, dressing Lite Zesty Italian and one serving Polenta Chili
Dinner - Grilled chicken breast, 1/2 cup green beans and 1/3 bunch asparagus

Day 4 -
Snack - 1 banana
Breakfast - Yogurt one cup, 1/2 pint raspberries, 3.5 walnuts
1 Elations drink
Snack - Small yogurt
Lunch - Polenta Chili and an apple
Dinner -
Grilled Chicken breast
1 cup romaine salad with dressing
1/2 cup broccoli

Day 5 -
Snack - 1 banana
Breakfast - 3 eggs scrambled, 8 cherry tomatoes use rest of asparagus chopped
Snack - Small yogurt
Lunch - Salad mixed greens, one cup 1/4 chopped red pepper, 4 oz chicken breast dressing Lite Zesty Italian.
Dinner - Polenta Chili ( I promise you are done with the chili now!) Side salad if needed 1-2 cups of romaine with side dressing

Day 6 -
Breakfast - Yogurt one cup, 1/2 pint blueberries, 3.5 walnuts
1 Elations drink
Snack - Small yogurt
Lunch - Salad 1 cup with 1/3 red pepper, 1/2 chicken breast, and dressing.
Dinner -
Grill the filet to your liking
Finish vegetables - should have enough broccoli and beans left or a small amount of each

Prepare Polenta chili and grilled chicken breasts - 30 minutes

Start the grill and 7-10 minutes per side grill all four chicken breasts. Two for dinner and two will be for lunches; season with salt and pepper, lemon juice or any other spices you like.

At the same time grill the chicken sausage then chop into small pieces. Next, chop up the packaged polenta into small pieces and put in pot with boiling 1-1/2 cups water until it becomes creamy.

Add the salsa, rinsed beans and chicken sausage. Divide into five 2- cup servings. This will be your lunch for 4 of the 7 days. The fifth is for a friend! Get them on board with you and you will have more support for your program.

The Polenta Chili is just under 300 calories 22 grams of protein, 10 grams of fiber. The other prep comes at each meal.

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