Sunday, February 25th, 2018

No More Short Term Relationships


Pete ThomasThe Longer the relationship, the sweeter the results.

By Pete Thomas
Season 2 At-Home Winner of NBC’s “The Biggest Loser”

So far, we’ve talked about restrictive diets, dumb diets, and those that don’t encourage good eating habits.  We’ve talked about a myriad of reasons to quit dieting.  Now, however, we’ve come to one of the most important aspects of dieting— the short-term diet and why you should avoid it.

Many diet plans will help you lose weight for a short time. If you’re an actress and you have to lose 30 pounds by next month for a once-in-a-lifetime role, then fine – pursue a freaky diet like the lemonade and syrup diet. But if you want to keep those 30 pounds off, you’ll be looking for another plan, because that lemonade diet is ultimately unsustainable.

This brings me to my Number One Principle of Nutrition. Notice I said nutrition, not diet, because I prefer that you pursue good health rather than short term weight loss. My Number One Principle of Nutrition is … never, ever, EVER start a diet that you can’t maintain for the rest of your life.

What I want you to do is move from dieting to eating for life. Many of us – myself included – have struggled with weight loss for a long time; we’ve struggled with eating poorly over the years, and so we just can’t be on a diet. We have to be on a way of life. There is a big difference between pursuing a diet and pursuing a lifestyle. One is doomed to failure; the other is destined for success.

Where to Turn for Help

Hopefully I have convinced you that just being on a diet is not enough. If you want to lose weight in 2012 – and keep it off – you will have to systematically learn how to treat your body correctly in the areas of eating and exercise. You will have to train your mind to reject bad habits and start new ones.

You can find helpful tips on eating to lose weight at my web site: There you will learn how to figure out how many calories your body needs (your BMR, or Basal Metabolic Rate) and some simple tips for modifying your food to reduce your daily caloric intake.

The truth is, you don’t need to spend a fortune on special foods provided by some diet company. And you don’t need to be told when to eat and when and where. You need to be educated so that you can live healthfully and independently in 2012.

So what are you waiting for?  Write that unhealthy diet plan your “Dear John” letter and find a plan that will help you for a lifetime.

I invite you to join me on Facebook where we can continue this conversation on a daily basis online. 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 look forward to helping you reach your goals in 2012.  Whether you need a motivational speaker, teacher, coach or corporate wellness consultant—I can help.   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
Season 2 At-Home Winner of NBC’s “The Biggest Loser”


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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    • Yoselin says:

      Goodmorning Pete,Maybe is good to know that also in The Netherlands more and more people are wodiernng where we heading. But most of us are stuck between a rock and a hard place. Stuck in a system that doesn’t seem to work anymore. I’m most concerned about those who struggle to make ends meet. I don’t have a solution for them. Those who have jobs and money to spend seem to be the only ones that can make a consumer-choice. I wonder if they are willing to investigate the fairness of those products they normally buy and even whether those can be replaced by good products. Oil is a tricky one, for instance The thing is that in the last 2/3 years of trying to get the word out to emphasize the necessity of this transition, there are times that I’m doubting if we’re capable to make that chance. Feels like shouting in the dessert Films like Ethos (but also Zeitgeist, Food Inc and many many others) are most welcome. Thank you for that! I do my best to spread the word. Kind regards,


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