ABC’s new weight loss competition My Diet Is Better Than Yours pairs five average Americans with celebrity trainers to help them shed pounds. And after 30 days, we’re starting to see Kurt roar ahead with The Wild Diet.
While other contestants on ABC’s My Diet is Better Than Yours are practicing strict portion control, giving up their favorite foods, and exercising twice a day, Kurt is dominating the competition in style. He’s showing America that you can have a ton of fun with your food and get in the best shape of your life at the same time.
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Spoiler Alert: Kurt has lost 37 pounds in four weeks on The Wild Diet!
After just 30 days, Kurt is now off of his prescription medications, has blood pressure and blood sugar in the healthy range, and he’s lost 4+ inches off of his waist!
Kurt’s incredible progress is proving beyond a shadow of a doubt that you can eat delicious food, have fun, and lose weight with minimal exercise.
Even though he’s 10 years older than other contestants, Kurt dominated the competition in Week #1, taking first in weight loss losing 16 pounds in one week! He also crushed it in the fitness competition in Week #2, taking first place and burning 414 calories.
(Keep in mind, “burning off calories” is the wrong reason to exercise. And “calories burned” were measured with a Fitbit, which is notoriously inaccurate. But I digress.)
After 4 weeks, Kurt, the 47-Year-Old Grandpa and salesman, shows no signs of slowing down. Ready for a recap? Me, too.
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EPISODE 3 RECAP OF “MY DIET IS BETTER THAN YOURS”
At the end of week 2, Taj dropped her expert, Jovanka. Taj lost 0 pounds on week 2 of the vegan Wellness Smackdown Plan. Now she’s feeling a bit behind because she’s just meeting her expert for the first time—Jennifer Cassetta with her Strong, Safe & Sexy plan.
Because Jeff is giving Jay some resistance, Jay announces that he’s “moving in” to keep a closer eye on him. He’s camping in a tent in Jeff’s front yard to make sure he’s accountable for his 2x a day workouts.
Jennifer’s plan is a pescatarian, gluten-free diet combined with intense martial arts workouts. In this week’s fitness challenge, Jennifer will see what Taj is made of.
“STAIRS ARE NOT MY FRIEND!”
To prep the contestants for the half-marathon, trainer Anna Kaiser designed a stair-climbing challenge. Contestants race up and down a 250-step flight of stairs five times.
The stairs are lined with signs, each revealing one of the contestant’s personal goals. The first contestant to go up the stairs five times wins.
Kurt stays positive. He says, “Stairs are not my friend. But being on Abel’s diet, I eat the right amount of foods and protein… I won the first weigh-in and the challenge and I’m ready for this one.”
You may not realize this from watching him on TV, but Kurt is an enormous guy. He’s 6’5” and wears SIZE 17 SHOES!
The stairs in this challenge are literally less than half the length of Kurt’s enormous feet. So Kurt’s #1 focus is making sure that he’s moving safely up – and especially down – the concrete stairs. He’s going to need to avoid injury to finish that half marathon!
Kurt’s biggest motivation is getting healthy so he can be there for his grandchildren. Latasha wants to get back into her wedding dress. With Taj in last place, Jennifer is clearly frustrated because she wants to see her move faster.
Shaun and Anna root contestants on from the sideline to help motivate them—and the tension is high. Jasmin, who started out in the best shape of any contestant in the competition, finishes her first challenge to come in first place. Kurt powers through to finish in a well-earned second place.
On the No Diet Plan, Jeff needs to change his mindset. Jay says he’s going to “disrupt the pattern” and “implement positive ideas.” He has Jeff eating with chopsticks to slow down his meals, and encourages Jeff to wear red during workouts to spark his motivation.
In response, Jeff says, “This guy is like a box of crayons. He’s out of his freaking mind!”
But as he’s said before, you can’t argue with results.
In Taj and Jennifer’s first week together, they bake gluten-free egg muffins and hit the dojo.
In a particularly cringe-worthy moment, Jennifer clips Taj’s super-long, beautiful thumbnails. It’s really hard to watch.
But the good news is, now Taj can punch.
Kurt works out of his car, and I didn’t want him to use that as an excuse to eat junk. So, I teach him how to build a Wild Survival Pack.
KURT’S WILD SURVIVAL PACK: Green smoothie, coconut, mixed nuts, jerky, tuna, sardines, chia seeds, almond butter (for dipping veggies), and packets of hot sauce.
When it comes to eating right, you have to set yourself up for success. Many of us have tried diets where we can’t figure out what to eat on the road. So we end up grabbing the wrong stuff from the corner store or a chain restaurant. But not Kurt!
I encourage him to swap out ketchup (which is basically pure sugar) for spicy hot sauce which can stimulate the metabolism. (I’m surprised that got air-time since it’s kind of a “Superfood Swap.” Tee hee.)
Carolyn asks Latasha to try on her wedding dress, despite the fact that she knows it doesn’t fit.
On People, Shaun T says, “Oh my god, please don’t make her do that. We know she can’t fit it!”
Latasha smiles through it, but it’s an uncomfortable moment.
Later, they go on a picnic—but Latasha has to do squats in between bites. She thinks Carolyn’s quinoa salad is delicious, but the idea of taskercising 24 hours a day leaves her exhausted.
Carolyn and Latasha seem out of sync.
Jasmin and Dawn make green smoothie popsicles on the Superfood Swap plan… and Jasmin loves them! Jasmin is starting to jog and run much more than the other contestants. She seems to have a positive attitude which shows in the fitness competitions.
In order to drop fat while building muscle, I teach Kurt how to do a strength training workout in his garage with 5-gallon water jugs. Due to his past injuries and surgeries to his neck and spine, running isn’t an option for Kurt. So we’re focusing on getting fat loss from his diet. To improve his overall fitness, Kurt is walking outside on most days and getting a few minutes of functional strength training a week to build lean muscle.
You don’t have to go to a gym to get a great workout! The point of the Wild workout is to get outside, be in the sun, and experience nature and get moving every day.
THE WEIGH-IN WEEK #3
It can be tough to start a fitness journey. Your body is changing and adjusting, and sometimes it hurts. But focusing on your diet and pushing yourself in your workouts pays off. These contestants are all working hard—but only one will win. It’s weigh-in time.
|Contestant||Starting Weight||Week 3 Weight||Pounds Lost Week 3||Total Pounds Lost||Total % Body Weight Lost|
|Kurt (The Wild Diet)||352||320||-11 lb||-32 lb||9.09%|
|Jasmin (Superfood Swap)||200||184||-4 lb||-16 lb||8%|
|Jeff (No Diet)||359||341||-1 lb||-18 lb||5.01%|
|Taj (Strong, Safe, Sexy)||213||203||-4 lb||-10 lb||4.7%|
|Latasha (cLean Momma)||243||233||-1 lb||-10 lb||4.12%|
I’m telling you, Kurt could not contain himself when he saw that he lost another -11 pounds in a week!
He knew he felt good but had NO IDEA he’d lost so much fat! Kurt says that it is possible to lose weight and have fun eating delicious food like dark chocolate, big salads, chicken parmesan, and throwing in a Wild 7 Workout. (Don’t believe The Wild Diet works yet? Take a gander at the many success stories here).
EPISODE 3 RECAP OF “MY DIET IS BETTER THAN YOURS”
Shaun T explains that we’re starting to see great results from some of the plans, but this show isn’t just about losing weight. We want these contestants to be fit for life.
The Fitness Challenge: This week’s challenge is a fully body workout testing full body strength and cardiovascular endurance. First they’ll have to frog jump, then do seated crunches, spin, and hold a medicine ball over their head until exhaustion.
Jeff doesn’t like the challenge and throws a tantrum. He calls it “stupid.”
Shaun calls Jeff out on his negative attitude.
“When you throw out a challenge you’ll never sustain your weight loss or change your life.” – Shaun T (@ShaunTFitness)
The challenge begins and Latasha is pushing hard, but Kurt finishes his 30 jumps first! Taj is feeling “badass,” and then Latasha gets frustrated because she doesn’t think Carolyn is keeping count for her.
Kurt kicks butt on the exercise bike! In one of the best 2 seconds of Reality TV I’ve ever seen, Kurt screams “Woohooo Cheeseburgers!” at a pumped-up Shaun T. And I dab the sweat from his brow with a team red towel.
Then the medicine balls go up—and Taj takes it home in style with a stone-cold glare! Looks like Jennifer is helping her to build confidence. Kurt finished with an awesome attitude and burned 290 calories during the challenge.
Jeff’s negative self-talk isn’t healthy. Jay focuses on changing Jeff’s mindset by changing his environment and habits. When they box in the garage, Jeff lets loose and gets a great workout.
Afterwards, Jennifer takes Taj to the fish market for some clean wild caught fish for a healthier version of fish n’ chips. Taj says that she’s never seen fish in a store before. Not full fresh fish anyway. The fish she knows always comes in a bag. Taj asks, “Is tuna a fish?”
This is a powerful moment, and the unfortunate reality is that many Americans are disconnected from where their food comes from. (But we’re going to fix that.)
Jasmin fights the temptation of candy and sweets at her daughter’s karate graduation… and then Dawn takes the whole family to a trampoline park.
I had had a blast taking Kurt and Luna (his granddaughter) to the pool.
Kurt was watching Luna for the day, but I still wanted to get him moving. So we’re doing a Wild 7 Workout in the pool (which didn’t make it to camera), and some quality play time with Luna in the pool. Working out in the pool is low-impact and great for beginners—especially for someone recovering physically, like Kurt.
Kurt is 6’5”, and moving that amount of mass through the pool is great resistance training. His legs were sore, and he could feel it in his core and arms, too.
“Any time I can spend with my grandchildren, I want to spend with them. If I can exercise and they can have fun with me, that’s a win win.”
After the pool fun, we head off for a cup of butter coffee!
Jeff gets a surprise visit from Shaun T. Shaun is worried about Jeff’s negativity. He wants Jeff to succeed in the best way he knows how. It’s clear that Shaun has a big heart and clearly cares for everyone in this show.
Latasha invites Carolyn out to lunch… she’s still trying to figure out her nutrition plan. At lunch, she gets great advice to order a salad before anything else so you fill up on healthy greens!
The day before weigh-in is a rest day for Kurt, so I organize a standing dessert party with family and friends. To show people that you can have a lot of fun with real food, we make Wild Diet desserts: Mint Chip Ice Cream, Chocolate Cheesecake, Chocolate Pudding, and Choconut Cookies!
We use healthy, real ingredients like 85% chocolate and dates instead of a bunch of processed sugar…
Kurt’s friends and family love the delicious treats!
THE WEIGH-IN WEEK 4
|Contestant||Starting Weight||Week 4 Weight||Pounds Lost Week 4||Total Pounds Lost||Total % Body Weight Lost|
|Kurt (The Wild Diet)||352||315||-5 lb||-37 lb||10.51%|
|Jasmin (Superfood Swap)||200||182||-2 lb||-18 lb||9%|
|Jeff (No Diet)||359||333||-8 lb||-26 lb||7.24%|
|Taj (Strong, Safe, Sexy)||213||200||-3 lb||-13 lb||6.1%|
|Latasha (cLean Momma)||243||232||-1 lb||-11 lb||4.53%|
Taj loves Jennifer’s plan, and Jeff is sticking with Jay even though his tactics are a bit unconventional.
But when she gets the opportunity to switch, Latasha dumps Carolyn’s cLean Mama plan and eliminates her from the show. More uncomfortable moments. Carolyn flashes Shaun T the “peace sign” on her way out.
Latasha says she isn’t seeing the weight-loss she’d like, and still can’t quite figure out the nutrition portion of the plan.
Of the original experts, only Dawn Jackson Blatner (Superfood Swap Plan), Jay Cardiello (No Diet Plan), and Abel James (The Wild Diet) remain. It’s getting ugly!
Tune in next week to see who Latasha will choose as her new trainer!
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SHAUN T TRIES BUTTER IN HIS COFFEE & CALLS ABEL
And in other news around the interwebs, Shaun T was intrigued by the idea of putting grass-fed butter in his coffee.
So, he called me to get the science behind how The Wild Diet works.
Here’s what happened next.
“The first tip I tried was grass-fed butter in my organic coffee. Check out my video with Abel James (The Wild Diet) on Facebook. Oh yeah, I literally called Abel on the phone and had him drop the science behind it all.”
CAN THE WILD DIET HELP YOU DROP STUBBORN FAT, TOO?
Kurt lost 37 pounds in the first 4 weeks on The Wild Diet and remains in 1st place for total weight loss! Kurt’s blood pressure has dropped into the healthy range, and he’s off expensive prescription medications.
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Catch Episode 5 of My Diet is Better Than Yours next Thursday (1/21) at 9:00PM Eastern / 8:00PM Central on ABC. Comment below with your prediction for who Latasha will choose as her new trainer!