Pete Thomas’s poor eating habits finally caught up with him after college when he stopped playing basketball regularly. After topping out at 415 pounds, Pete landed on NBC’s hit reality show “The Biggest Loser,” an experience that, coupled with his faith in Christ and prayer, transformed his life. Pete lost a whopping 185 pounds, and now runs a 10-week weight loss course in his home state of Michigan. In Lost It Fast, Lose It Forever Pete’s reveals his incredible weight loss program, which has helped hundreds lose thousands of combined pounds through his four-step process: make a commitment to losing weight one pound at a time; create a new life with changes to your mind, mouth, and muscles; get rid of those last few pesky pounds; and finally, learn how to maintain a lifetime of fitness and health. Each chapter ends with practical “action steps” that gives specific advice on how to begin losing weight immediately and how to keep it off forever.
Pete Thomas is the winner of the second season of NBCs reality TV show, The Biggest Loser after losing 185 pounds in nine months. Because he has kept this weight off, he is frequently featured on Biggest Loser specials and makes appearances on regular season shows. Pete is a licensed personal trainer and speaks regularly on motivational and weight loss topics at conventions, corporations, and church gatherings nationwide, including being the keynote speaker at the National Congress on Obesity in Washington, D.C. in 2009. Pete also appears on television nationally in many of Jillian Michaels exercise videos and promotions. He currently resides in Ann Arbor, Michigan and teaches his weight loss course in the metro Detroit area. He attends Labor of Love Ministries in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Pete openly credits his faith in Jesus Christ for his health transformation. He looks back to that pivotal moment in Church when he committed, in prayer, to losing the weight and how everything else, with Gods help, came to pass afterward.