weight loss

Joe Confronts Memories on the ‘Biggest Loser’

Posted on 02/13/2013 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

Personal HealthThe following is a guest post from Joe Ostaszewski of the Biggest Loser. Look for his posts here every Tuesday after the show. Week Seven’s theme–Tough Love– taught us what is truly means to love on the Biggest Loser Ranch.  The kids are an amazing addition to the Biggest Loser.  Seeing the world through their eyes reminds me that we all are truly “ONE”.  Over and over again I realize that, although different in some ways, we all are similar in …

‘Lead by Example’ Gets Taken to the Heart by ‘Biggest Loser’s Joe

Posted on 02/5/2013 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

Personal HealthThe following is a guest post from Joe Ostaszewski of the Biggest Loser. Look for his posts here every Tuesday after the show. “Lead by example,” was the theme of the week and it resonated so clearly to me. I can remember like it was yesterday coach Bowden addressing the team before my senior season at Florida State University: “Men this is your TEAM, for you seniors this is it! In order for us to have a great year, you must …

Joe Breaks the 300 pound Wall on ‘Biggest Loser’

Posted on 01/29/2013 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

Personal HealthThe following is a guest post from Joe Ostaszewski of the Biggest Loser. Look for his posts here every Tuesday after the show. Week 5 a lot of changes going on with my body & my mind. I made it to my first Goal under 300 pounds. YES I am 299lbs a “Biscuit shy of 300″.  It has been a long time so I had to celebrate with an old school dance, the cabbage patch. I know should have done the …

Joe Battles on in the ‘Biggest Loser’

Posted on 01/28/2013 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

Personal HealthThe following is a guest post from Joe Ostaszewski of the Biggest Loser. Look for his posts here every Tuesday after the show. Week 4 Wow, did I really walk out of the gym?? Yes I did, being a former athlete can be both a gift and a curse especially on a weight loss show! Dolvett expects more out of me because he knows I have been in the trenches, and I know how to fight through pain! Some times it …

Alison Sweeney: Viewers Will Fall for ‘Biggest Loser’ Again

Posted on 01/6/2013 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

Entertainment“The Biggest Loser” commences its 14th season tonight and tomorrow night (Jan. 6 and 7), with a dash of drama behind the scenes — as in, will “BL” be able to regain its former luster?  By now, you’ve likely at least sampled the time-honored reality skein.  Perhaps you’ve followed the course of some valiant contestants – quite a few of whom have been 50+, as the show’s philosophy is that age is just a number when it comes to getting …

How Much Fat Should You Eat?

Posted on 12/6/2012 by |Fat to Fit | Comments

Personal HealthThe amount of information and advice swirling around us on how much and what kind of fat to eat is enough to make a person dizzy. We’re told some fats are bad for us (saturated fats and trans-fats) and others are good for us (monounsaturated fats, polyunsaturated fats and omega-3 fats). Some diet experts, such as Dr. Dean Ornish, suggest a low-fat diet. Others, such as the Atkins diet, promote a high-fat diet. According to the following studies, however, even …