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The ultimate guide for anyone who wants to lose weight, and a heartfelt, honest story about Matt Hoover's experiences with life, love, and losing weight!

Matt Hoover's Guide to Life, Love, and Losing Weight
Winner of "The Biggest Loser" TV Show!
Skyhorse Publishing, 2008

Co-authored by Matt Hoover, winner of "The Biggest Loser 2" TV show, and Sheri R. Colberg, PhD, this book is a refreshing look at the struggles of losing weight and how it impacts more than just your physical state.

If Matt Hoover can lose weight and keep it off, you can, too!!
Look for this inspirational book nationwide starting in September 2008.

Check out what Matt Hoover is doing now on his Web site: Matt-Hoover.com.

Co-authored by Matt Hoover, winner of "The Biggest Loser 2" reality TV show and Dr. Sheri Colberg, a PhD in exercise physiology with a lot of professional experience with exercise and weight management, this book tells it like it is when it comes to losing weight and keeping it off. Told largely through Matt Hoover's experiences, this book also contains the latest research on weight loss and more from the experts. No other book gives you the real story about what goes on behind the scenes on "The BIggest Loser" or tells you about the real-life struggles of someone who has lost almost 50 percent of his body weight when his life gets back to normal after being in the spotlight that is national TV fame (perpetuated by his later marriage to the show's second runner-up, Suzy Preston, and the birth of the first "Biggest Loser" baby (followed in September 2008 by a second son).

All “losers” are truly winners when it comes to weight loss.  “Reality TV” shows like "The Biggest Loser" series on NBC (currently it its fifth season) may not be very reality-based, but people love them regardless, as evidenced by the thousands of hopefuls showing up for their casting calls and the millions who watch them each week.  Matt Hoover was one of those people who, at a nadir of his life and a peak of his body weight, shook off his apathy and got himself selected as a contestant on "The Biggest Loser 2."

A former wrestler who had attended the University of Iowa, Matt began the competition weighing a whopping 339 pounds. After losing 109 pounds during the show's production (more weight than any other contestant during filming), he dropped an additional 48 pounds on his own after returning home, giving him a total weight loss of 157 pounds and a season finale weigh-in of 182 pounds—almost one half of his starting weight.  His remarkable accomplishment earned him the Biggest Loser 2 grand prize title, a $250,000 windfall, and the hearts and admiration of millions of viewers.

How did he do it?  The show employs the tried-and-true method of weight loss popularly known as “diet and exercise” (even though most people are looking for the quick and easy gimmick to fix their weight problems).  The viewing audience saw Matt grunting, sweating, dieting, and even crying, but a lot more went on during those months than met the eye, particularly when he was sent home and left to his own devices to continue losing more. 

Anyone can lose weight on a diet.  But maintaining the motivation to lose over 150 pounds and keeping it off are the real challenges, and that is exactly what this heartfelt book will teach you.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Sometimes the Only Way to Go Is Up (and We Don't Mean Your Weight)
Chapter 2: Being an Overweight Guy in Today's Culture Is the Pits
Chapter 3: You Are What You Eat (Literally)
Chapter 4: Close Your Mouth and Move Your Feet
Chapter 5: A Dating, Sex, and Love Guide for the Overweight
Chapter 6: Crying Is Not Just for Sissies
Chapter 7: Just Do It
Chapter 8: Keept the Weight Off--Forever

Reviews of "Biggest Loser" Matt Hoover's Guide to Life, Love, and Losing Weight:

This is a book that everyone with a weight issue should read! What does it really take to succeed and be like Matt?  For the first time ever, you can find out. This book shares all of 31-year-old Matt’s stories about his personal journey — his philosophy about life, love, and weight loss for regular guys — along with tips for losing and keeping weight off and succeeding in life. This book, aimed primarily at men but also applicable to women, boasts a wealth of practical, scientifically-based, and current information about health, fitness, body weight, and life perspectives that everyone needs to know to have a healthier, more successful life starting now. 

Co-authored by a PhD with expertise in exercise physiology, sports nutrition, weight control, and diabetes prevention, this book truly gives readers the information they really need to take control of their body weight and their lives once and for all.  It informs, motivates and empowers readers — regular people just like Matt Hoover — to not only lose weight safely and effectively, but also to keep it off for good and remain that new and improved version of themselves, in all aspects of their lives.

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