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My NEW food rules!!

April 30, 2013
My new food rules!

Before biggest loser I had 3 food rules:

1.What make a good thing better:: Add bacon!

2.What makes a good thing better:: Add cheese!!

3.What make a good thing better:: Deep Fry it!!

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My  15 new food rules after Biggest Loser:

These are the rules I followed to lose 108 Pounds!! I never broke one rule or had a single cheat! With discipline you can do it to and get amazing results!! I have been told that 80 percent is diet, 10 percent exercise, and 10 percent genetics! I believe it, you can totally win this battle by controlling what you put in your mouth! I feel so good about life and the physical changes I have made, and the way it has positively effected my family. I can’t begin to tell you how amazing it feels to feed them right! I want you to feel it too!!!! To know the true  joy of it like I do!! Decide to eat healthy! Come along with me and truly live your life for the first time! I am so glad it did! You will never regret it!! Start making powerful eating choices right now, do what you can, follow the rules you can RIGHT NOW, then add more as you can!

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1. Eat 5 or 6 small meals everyday. 150-350 calories at a time! Never exceeding your calorie budget for the day!

2. Eat every 2 to 3 hours.

3. Food Pair:: Always eat a lean protein and a complex carb at every meal.

4. Drink your water!! 3-4 liters a day! I only drink water, hot tea and black coffee.

5. Never skip a meal, especially breakfast.

6. Carry a cooler loaded with your food for the day. Never get stuck! NO EXCUSES!!! (I will post about My Box soon!!)

7. Avoid ALL over processed, refined foods…especially white flour and sugar!

8. Eat healthy fats! you need fat! No saturated or trans fats.

9. NO alcohol….it is sugar!

10. Just STAY AWAY from calorie packed foods that have no nutritional value! Do NOT even open the door!! DON’T EVEN TASTE!!!!!!

11. Eat lots and LOTS of vegetables and fruits!

12. ALWAYS measure your portion sizes! don’t guess, you only cheat yourself!

13. If you put it in your mouth track it! I am all about the calorie counting!! Food Journal. I use my FitnessPal.

14. Eat  breads and Starches at beginning of the day, NONE after lunch!

15. NEVER ever eat after 7:30 pm!! Close down the kitchen….if it becomes a battle, JUST GO TO BED!!

 

Clean out you kitchen!! Make your home a safe place with ONLY healthy food choices. You will be amazed at the effect it will have on your entire family!! We are feeling stronger than ever! Join us……You will be glad you did!!!

20130430-214101.jpgTop Picture was taken in July just a month before I went to the Biggest Loser Ranch. The bottom Picture was taken the day after Finale!!What a difference 6 months make!!

About Lisa

Biggest Loser Casting Tips

April 27, 2013

I have been to 3 casting calls….each one was different! First was a last minute decision to go at the Minnesota State Fair for season 11, got the first call back then nothing. When season 12 came along I got an email from a casting director asking me to come to a casting call at the Mall of America and to bring a family member. So of course I did!!!! With VIP pass in hand off we went…… 

Casting tips:

1. Dress to impress:: You need to think of this like a job interview. Put your best foot forward. Look good!!!(not slim)

2. Be yourself:: They know what they are looking for, and they know fake. It’s their job!!

3. Be heard:: If you have something to say, in a respectful way make sure casting hears what it is.

4.Do Not be shy:: It’s your one chance!! Meet as many people as possible.

5.Speak loud and clear:: They can’t cast you if they don’t understand you!

6.Make eye contact:: It is important. It shows you are a confidant person.

7.Have Fun:: Smile, show your personality!!

8.Know why you are going:: Prepare a quick sentence or two on why you are there. PRACTICE IT!

9.Write Clearly:: Your short application you fill out there, make sure they can read it. keep answers clear and concise.(you can go online and read long application to get an IDEA of what may be on short application)

10.Bring a Picture:: A clear full body picture showing what you have to lose!!

I did not get a call back season 12, so I put together another casting video….. I believe it was much better than my first one!! check it out!!!

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What I can say is I have waited in a long hot line for hours and hours, and I have gone with a VIP pass in hand walking right up to a casting table. I would give back a VIP pass every day!! I had so much fun, laughing, singing, sharing stories, playing games, and getting to know the people in line. After my last casting call in Chicago for season 14 we decided we should all go out dinner together (because the 7am-4pm time in line just was not enough)!! Enjoy it, It is part of the process!!! Good Luck!!

About Lisa

Biggest Loser Casting is coming starting in May!

April 23, 2013

Here is my audition tape for season 11……12 and 14 to come!!!

At what point does an over weight, out of shape mother of four look in the mirror and say “Something has to give?” That is where I was when they announced the Biggest Loser casting was coming to the Minnesota State fair to cast season 11!  So I knew I had to go!

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I was 5’6″ weighed 245 pounds and did not know how to take care of the weight I had been ignoring. I knew if they were looking for a passionate, down to earth woman, who is sure to make you laugh…I WAS THE GIRL THEY WERE LOOKNG FOR! I knew I needed help. I was not looking for an “easy” button. I knew losing weight is hard work. I had lost the same weight over and over again playing diet games. I was  desperatly looking for someone to step into my life and break 35 years of unhealthy   habits and radically change my life! I needed to lose the weight so I could keep up with crazy ideas I have and enjoy them (like climb to the top of half dome & do the 3 day walk for the cure). I had also been watching my children start getting excited about being athletes and I wanted to be an athlete too. I also had a deep desire to live a long life of adventure with my family!!!


So off I went to the State Fair. I stood in line, filled out my shout application, forgot my picture, had a ton of fun, got to know new people, sat around the casting table, and got a call back!! They asked for more footage, then NOTHING!! who knows why?It just was not my time.  I will go on to casting call for 12 (no callback) and then 14…….So for those of you who have gone, tried before and are thinking of going again. I SAY GO!!!!  Pursue  your dreams! Make it happen. I had spent decades looking at a disappointed and defeated girl who kept saying ” I’d love to look better, I’d love to feel better, I want to be strong!!!!… BUT I just don’t think I can do one more diet.” I have to ask is there any greater defeat than thinking you can not change? I now believe all things are possible and dreams do come true!!!! GO FOR IT!!!!!

Foods I eat, Lifestyle

Lisa’s top 10 Go To Snacks!!!

April 21, 2013
LISA’S TOP 10 GO TO SNACKS!!!

I have found lots of new snacks that I love!! I know if I want to stay of track having them ready and available is key!! Here is a quick list of my top ten favorite snacks::

image10. 140 calories:: 1 ounce Turkey Jerkey and a pear

9. 210 calories:: 1 cup low-fat cottage cheese with chopped tomatoes,garlic and basil

8. 170 calories:: a hard boiled egg and cucumber & tomato salad

7. 180 calories:: slice of toasted Ezekiel bread with 1 tablespoon of almond butter

6. 190 calories:: Arbonne Vegan protein shake…Chocolate or vanilla (made with almond milk)

5. 200 calories:: 1 cup plain Greek yogurt and 1 cup of fresh berries

4. 200 calories:: 1/4 cup Plum Amazins and 1/8 cup chopped walnuts

3. 150 calories:: 3 tablespoons of hummus with red pepper and celery sticks

2. 120 calories:: 2 light  Rye Wasa crackers with a wedge of laughing cow cheese

1. 165 calories:: 1 small green apple and 15 almonds (yes count your almonds)

The best way to be prepared is to weigh, measure or count out portions of nuts, dried fruits, Jerkey, and crackers,  bag them up right when you get home from the store. This makes it easy to grab and go! It also keeps you from just grabbing a couple and not counting, and it holds you accountable to portion size.

About Lisa

Articles About My Journey with ‘The Biggest Loser’

April 18, 2013
My Journey: Lisa Rambo | Before and After Photos

Thanks to all the media outlets that wrote articles about me and my journey with ‘The Biggest Loser.’  I will be adding more as I go….

Biggest Loser’s Lisa Rambo Has Her Whole Family Losing Weight – People Magazine

‘Biggest Loser’ Contestant Lisa Rambo Down 80 Lbs: TODAY Show VIDEO – Bitten and Bound

Rambo Loses 108 lbs., Narrowly Misses Winning “The Biggest Loser” $100k At-Home Prize – Hudson Patch

Biggest Loser contestant, Lisa Rambo may not have won the money but… – Hudson Star Observer

‘Biggest Loser’s’ Lisa Rambo: ‘I became an athlete on that ranch’  – Examiner

What ‘Biggest Loser’ contestant takes home is better than money – Grand Forks Herald

‘Biggest Loser’ Lisa Rambo Q&A: Special place in my heart for Dolvett – Digital Spy

On ‘Biggest Loser,’ Lisa Rambo is winning by losing – Star Tribune

Lisa Rambo: I’ve got my eye on ‘The Biggest Loser’ prize – Reality TV World

‘Biggest Loser’ contestant and husband drop over 150 pounds – Today Show