But Caprice Corona, a 33 year-old opera singer and a stay-at-home new mom from New York, took the weight loss challenge on the Web show series – “Knock Out the Fat With George” even with an eight-month old baby at home. Over a six-month period, Corona lost a total of 56 pounds making her the grand prize winner out of three other contestants on the weight loss competition. Back to her coveted pre-pregnancy weight, Caprice received a trip for two to the spa of her choice worth $15,000. The series finale can be viewed at www.KnockOutTheFat.com.
Unlike other popular weight-loss shows that isolate participants and require intense workout and diet regimens, “Knock Out the Fat With George” presented a realistic approach that is replicable for viewers and maintainable for anyone interested in achieving a healthier weight. Contestants engaged in friendly competition and moderate exercise and used George Foreman grills to cook flavorful meals made healthier by the patented grill design.
The contestants were afforded exciting opportunities such as filming episodes with tennis star Monica Seles at the 2008 U.S. Open and the inspirational Heath Smith, a formerly obese Colorado resident who lost nearly 300 pounds by initiating a healthy cooking and eating plan using a George Foreman grill. Since his transformation, Smith has shared his inspirational story with many through appearances on national television and committed himself to motivating others to lead healthier lives.
Following are the results for all four contenders, who achieved significant weight loss despite their busy daily schedules:
·WINNER: Caprice Corona, 33, an opera singer and stay-at-home mom in New York, NY was ready to get back to her pre-pregnancy weight for auditions.
-Total Weight Loss: 56 pounds; 20.36 percent of original body weight
·2ND PLACE: Troy Goodwin, 22, a paralegal in Boston, MA, was looking to lose the weight he put on since his knee-injury playing Division II basketball with Southern New Hampshire University.
-Total Weight Loss: 44 pounds; 16.99 percent of original body weight
·3RD PLACE: Yannick Yasmine, 28, a residence hall director and adjunct professor for William Patterson University in Wayne, NJ aspired to reach her goal weight in time for her 10-year high school reunion.
-Total Weight Loss: 22 pounds; 11.28 percent of original body weight
·4TH PLACE: Derek Walker, 40, a flight attendant and former entertainer living in New Jersey set out to lose weight to make himself feel healthier and more energetic.
-Total Weight Loss: 30 pounds; 11.27 percent of original body weight
“Providing healthy, affordable and convenient ways to prepare foods is what the George Foreman brand is all about, and we’re excited that our health-focused principles made these admirable success stories possible,” Milan Poidl, brand manager for George Foreman products at Applica. “The show is a testament to the George Foreman line’s ability to enable healthier meals that are easy to make and even easier to enjoy.”
Speaking of George Foreman products, I had the wonderful opportunity to test out the new George Foreman 360 Grill– the biggest, most versatile grill with a removable plate. With 106 square inches of round cooking surface, the new George Foreman 360 Grill allows me to prepare everything from omelet, panini, quesadillas to traditional grilled items and even bake homemade pizzas on the grill.
Also, with the patented angled cooking surface George Foreman 360 Grill offers, we can now enjoy mouth-watering steaks, chops, seafood, and burgers minus all the greasy fat! Now, how cool is that?
The new George Foreman 360 Grill is perfect for families who enjoy cooking delicious, healthy meals. Available at Amazon, Target, Best Buy, and other leading home appliance stores, George Foreman 360 Grill retails for around $170.
For details on the George Foreman 360 Grill and other George Foreman cooking products, go to: www.GeorgeForemanCooking.com.
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