A 'Biggest Loser' Coach Shares His Top Fitness and Food Rules

Even if you’ve never watched an episode of NBC’s hit show The Biggest Loser, you’re probably familiar with the concept: Expert trainers and nutritionists challenge and coach obese men and women, helping them transform their lives and lose more than 150 pounds, in some cases. You’d be hard-pressed to watch an episode and not shed a tear-slash-feel completely inspired.

So when you get the chance to personally ask one of the show’s trainers for their top fitness and food rules? You pretty much drop everything—cancel all plans, hold all calls—and jump at the chance (preferably box jump, but more on that later).

Which is how we found ourselves, on a sunny Tuesday in Los Angeles, working out with Trop 50 and Biggest Loser trainer Dolvett Quince, who is every bit the fit, energetic, and motivational person you see on TV.

After joining in a group hike to the top of Griffith Park (stopping five times to do ten squats on the trail), plus doing a circuit workout, we were able to pick Quince’s brain about the most common weight-loss mistakes, his healthy lifestyle mottos, favourite exercises of all-time—and more.

Here, the in-demand trainer and best-selling author of The 3-1-2-1 Diet shares his top tips for getting results. Keep reading for his must-follow fitness and food guidelines!