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For people who are not fortunate enough to be competitors on The Biggest Loser and are struggling with weight, Jillian and Bob have a few recommendations to help you get started.

Jillian says you should begin by creating a life list. "Write down all of the things that you want for yourself. You want to pick up your grandchildren when you're 80 years old or do you just want to look hot at spring break? There's no reason too shallow or too profound. Whatever you want for yourself, you should have it. Write those things down, and this is your constant source of motivation," she says. "I mean, it's not easy, but it is simple."

Bob believes it's important for you to start your journey today. "When you realize that today is the first day of the rest of your life and there's nothing that you can't do, you find that self-worth inside of you that God has given all of us," he says.

When Bob turned 43, he says he realized he wanted to age gracefully and is doing so by being as healthy and happy as he can. "I think it's the fountain of youth, and I want to be able to pass that along to all the people I come in contact with and work with," he says. "To me, it's about awakening that spirit that is in all of us."

Get more diet and exercise advice from Jillian and Bob.
FROM: Weight Loss Secrets of the "Biggest Losers"
Published on October 30, 2008