Are you a fan of the hit NBC show, The Biggest Loser? Did you know the show has a registered dietitian (RD) on staff who works behind the scenes designing customized diets for the contestants? Cheryl Forberg is The Biggest Loser’s very own dietitian. She worked as a chef before she became an RD, so you better believe that the food plans she creates for her clients are rich in nutrients and packed with big flavors. Yes, weight loss can taste great!
On this week’s Cooking with the Moms podcast, we chat with Cheryl about her role on the show and about her new farmhouse in Napa, CA (the house is still under construction which is why you may hear some noise in the background). She answers a bunch of weight-loss questions posed recently by our Facebook fans (like, “what do I do when I hit a weight-loss plateau?”) and offers one lucky blog reader/Facebook fan a copy of her new cookbook, Flavor First. Be sure to tune in for an amazing back-lot tour of The Biggest Loser, and read on for your chance to win Cheryl’s cookbook.
On a recent trip to Napa, Janice had dinner with Cheryl (and Michelle Stern, author of The Whole Family Cookbook) at Rotisserie & Wine, a Tyler Florence restaurant. Their hands-down favorite thing on the menu: Farro Verde with Wild Mushrooms and Farm Fresh Egg.
And speaking of favorite things to eat, we asked Cheryl what she typically eats during her busy days, and here is what she said: “Though our fridge is always loaded with fresh produce, I tend to eat more veggies … and my boyfriend eats most of our fruit! Of course that will change when our plum, fig and peach trees are producing in another couple months. I am crazy about rapini lately. I steam a bunch in the morning and nibble on it all day until it’s gone. My favorite meal is chicken roasted with lemon, garlic, and rosemary, and served with two or three different vegetables.”
Be sure to visit Cheryl’s blog when you get a chance, because it’s jam packed with interesting articles and valuable weight loss advice. And for anyone whose weight loss has stalled, check out her SOS Plan.
GIVEAWAY NEWS: Thanks to our friend Cheryl, one blog reader or Facebook fan (U.S. only please) will win a copy of Flavor First: Cut Calories and Boost Flavor with 75 Delicious, All-Natural Recipes (Rodale 2011). With recipes like Apple-Cinnamon Breakfast Quinoa, Beer-Braised Pork Tacos (cover recipe), Huevos Sofrito, and Chocolate Nut Truffles, you’re going to want this book!
To enter, leave us a comment telling us about your best weight loss secret or your favorite nutrient-packed recipe. We will enter you into the giveaway a second, third, and/or fourth time if you …
> Subscribe to our RSS feed.
> Tweet about the giveaway with a link back to this post.
> “Like” us on Facebook or share the giveaway news with your Facebook fans and friends with a link back to the post.
Please be sure to leave us a new comment every time you do something extra, and GOOD LUCK! The giveaway ends on June 1st at noon, and as always we ‘ll use random.org to pick our winner.