Making The Cut

ImageJillian Michaels created a name for herself as one of TV's most challenging fitness gurus on The Biggest Loser. Now she is building upon her tough-as-nails techniques with her Winning By Losing and Making the Cut programs.

While Jillian's Winning By Losing plan to battling weight problems uses a triple-threat approach based on Self, Science and Sweat, Making The Cut is an even more intense directive from The Biggest Loser trainer.

The point of her 30-day program is to get the most bang for your buck in the shortest amount of time. Once again, Jillian draws upon the power of three -- mental, nutritional and physical changes that will help you reach dramatic results in less than a month.

The first step in Making The Cut is to identify your body type and your metabolic makeup -- slow oxidizer, balanced oxidizer or fast oxidizer. Once you've detemined where you fit in, Jillian creates a customized diet that's based on your wants and needs.

For example, an individual who is a slow oxidizer needs more carbs. A fast oxidizer consumes a greater percentage of protein. Making The Cut offers three sets of menus depending on which category the dieter falls into.

ImageOnce you have the nutritional aspects of the program under your belt, it is time to explore the mental exercises that are going to build self-confidence and strenghten your resolve.

Jillian ties the program together by launching a fitness regimen that builds strength, flexibility, coordination and endurance.

While Winning By Losing might be geared for just about anyone, Making The Cut is ideal for those individuals who are looking to lose that last 10 to 20 pounds... and lose it fast. This program is not for the faint of heart -- it requires some serious commitment toward eating healthy and staying active.