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'Biggest Loser' celebrity trainer Dolvett Quince offers winning weight loss tips

Get weight loss help from Dolvett Quince.
Get weight loss help from Dolvett Quince.
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Dolvett Quince initially became famed as the trainer for celebrities such as Angela Bassett. Now, as one of the training trio on "The Biggest Loser," he hopes to share his knowledge of what it takes to lose weight with a series of exercise DVDs. Dolvett discussed his workout weight loss wisdom in a March 28 interview with the Buffalo News.

And he admits that, just like dieting, exercise isn't easy.

"I think that everyone, to some degree, doesn't like the pain" that accompanies working out and eliminating favorite foods.

Aware that many overweight people stay away from gyms, Dolvett decided to create a workout DVD that could provide them with a way to exercise in the privacy of their own homes. It also solves the time crunch for business travelers and busy moms, he added.

"It spoke to overweight people who didn't think they were in good enough shape to get to the gym. It spoke to stay-at-home moms. And it spoke to the men and women who travel or are constantly on the go," he explained.

Dolvett also teamed up with fellow trainer Bob Harper to create a variety of different fitness DVDs:

But diet counts too when it comes to winning at weight loss, emphasizes Dolvett. His new diet book seeks to take off the pounds and keep them off by providing a way to cheat on your food plan at strategic intervals: "The 3-1-2-1 Diet: Eat and Cheat Your Way to Weight Loss--up to 10 Pounds in 21 Days" (click for details).

In an interview with the Huffington Post, Dolvett explained that the "3-1-2-1" refers to days of the week:

  • Three days out of the week, eat a clean diet (lean protein, green vegetables, and a smart carb such as a yam
  • On the fourth day of the week, have a planned cheat such as a slice of cake
  • On the fifth day, go back to eating clean again.

How this works: Dolvett says this approach boosts your metabolism while giving you a healthy lifestyle that won't leave you feeling deprived. The goal: Achieve and maintain a healthy weight.

When it comes to healthy weights, Dolvett recently got some heat when Rachel Frederickson, whom he trained on "The Biggest Loser," won for dropping from 260 pounds to an underweight 105 pounds.

He recently told TMZ that he plans to work with Rachel to help her regain some of those pounds.

"We're going to get her healthy. She's going to be all right," he said, noting that he's working with her pro bono.

Dolvett's colleague Bob Harper offers a different take on the most effective workout. His view: Go for whole body workouts, in particular air squats, he said in a March 28 interview with the Los Angeles Times.

Author of "Jumpstart to Skinny: The Simple 3-Week Plan for Supercharged Weight Loss," Bob says the air squat is the winner because it combines a lower body workout with cardio. He's a fan of the Tabata method, designed to get the most results in the least amount of time. Example:

  • 20 seconds of movement
  • 10 seconds of rest
  • Repeat for eight rounds.

Bob features that method in his fitness DVD: "Bob Harper: Pure Burn Super Strength."