Thursday, November 23rd, 2017

New Year’s Resolution #1: Ditch My Diet?


PeteThomasPhotoNew Year’s Resolution #1: Ditch My Diet!

Happy New Year!

I hope 2012 is an even healthier year for you than 2011. No doubt there are some areas in your life that need to change in order for 2012 to be healthier. After practicing successful weight loss for seven years since winning the “At Home” prize on NBC’s The Biggest Loser, I still have adjustments to make. That’s because living a healthy lifestyle requires constant vigilance in our high-calorie, highly processed food culture.

One of the changes you might need to make in order to be healthy is to quit your diet plan. I can just hear you saying, “What? I thought losing weight was a good thing…” Yes, losing weight is a good thing. But losing weight PERMANENTLY is a GREAT thing. And you can do that this year, but you might need to ditch your incomplete, ignorant, or downright unhealthy diet plan.

Let me explain.  A lot of diet plans help you lose weight by restricting you from eating certain types of foods, whether they be carbohydrates, refined foods, grains, or whatever. Those changes are easy to make for a while, but good luck sticking to it for a lifetime. Other plans don’t teach you how to eat, they tell you WHAT to eat and WHEN. So if you find yourself in a different country or in an unfamiliar setting, you won’t know how to adapt and continue with your plan.

That’s why I like to call Lose It Fast, Lose It Forever a “nutritional” plan, not a diet plan. You need to change the way you eat forever, not adopt a bunch of temporary rules or buy a truckload of prepared meals. That way, no matter where you are or what food you see around you, you will make intelligent choices that lead to health and independence.

There are reasons to quit your diet plan.  In the coming weeks, I’ll discuss the top four reasons why you should in more detail.

Next week, we tackle find out the first reason why you should ditch your diet and start taking control of your life. Stay tuned!

In the meantime, let’s continue this conversation on Facebook.  When you Sign up you’ll receive my free e-book, “Ten Tips from a Biggest Loser: How to Lose Weight and Keep It Off!”  I also welcome you to drop in or join my SLIM U™ Boot Camp and Seminar in Ann Arbor, MI if you’re in the area.  Learn more at

Remember, There’s a Winner Within you!

Pete Thomas


About Pete Thomas

Pete Thomas is the Season 2 $100,000 At-home Winner of NBC’s “The Biggest Loser.”  Since his win in 2005, Pete Thomas has evolved into an acclaimed motivational speaker, highly skilled TV personality, teacher, fitness trainer and corporate wellness consultant.

Thomas helps companies increase employee participation in their health and wellness programs and provides customized educational and inspirational health and fitness content for Human Resource, Benefits and Wellness Directors.  Thomas has also helped over 200 individuals shed thousands of combined pounds with his personally developed Lose It Fast, Lose It Forever™ 10-week Nutrition and Exercise program.

Dubbed, “Mr. Biggest Loser” by executive producers of NBC’s “The Biggest Loser,” Pete has appeared on ABC’s The View, The 700 Club, and eXtra, as well as being featured in People Magazine, Runner’s World, TV Guide, inTouch Weekly, Real Health and commercials nationwide.

A full time motivational speaker, weight-loss coach, consultant, and product spokesman for companies such as NordicTrack and HealthPlus of Michigan,  Pete travels and spreads his “Winning Principles” to organizations worldwide—both in person and through his website at   To request an interview or inquire about having Pete Thomas speak at your event, contact Anita Lane at 646.450.6214.


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