Danni Allen: 5 Ways I’m Staying in Shape

Danni Allen, winner of season 14 “The Biggest Loser”
She arrived at “The Biggest Loser” competition weighing 258 pounds, but week after week, Dannielle “Danni” Allen, lost the pounds and proved to be a strong contender for the “Biggest Loser” title. With the help of her coach, Jillian Michaels, Danni not only reached her personal goal of shedding the unwanted weight, but won $250,000 and was crowned the biggest loser of season 14 with a final weight of 137 pounds. While the show ended a few months ago, Danni is back to her everyday life and is sticking to what she learned from her trainers. Here she shares with us the 5 insights she’s gained to staying happy, healthy, and keeping the weight off permanently.

5 Don’t Forget to Rest

“Recovery is JUST as important as exercise. Restorative Yoga has changed my body and mind.”

4 Find What You Like

Danni Allen in training.

“Find a type of workout you LIKE not ones you ‘think’ are best. I am currently training for the Chicago Marathon and letting my inner competitor ‘fly’ out at Flywheel indoor cycling studio. There are MANY workouts out there… Keep trying until you find one that works!”

3 Try New Things

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“The best part of a healthy lifestyle is learning to have fun again! One of my Favorite moments was when I got to live my Rock n’ Roll dream and sing with an amazing band! Probably one of the most nerve-wracking things I’ve done, yes even compared to working out with Jillian Michael’s, but it was the COOLEST experience yet!”

2 Eating Green!

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“You can have UNLIMITED green veggies but they blend together well too! Try Green Juices to help clean and add vital nutrients to your diet. Try this tasty concoction: Cucumber, Kale, Spinach, Apple, Lemon, Lime, Mint… and the secret ingredient… Cactus”

1 Eat Clean!

Danni Allen enjoying a delicious meal.

“Removing as many processed foods from my meals has really helped my body stay clean. Get rid of those ‘white devils’ right off the bat: White Flour, White Sugar, White Rice, White Potatoes…. But still enjoy food!”

After an eye-opening experience visiting her father in the hospital, Dannielle “Danni” Allen, 26, knew it was time for her to make big changes in her lifestyle. Danni was a participant on the NBC hit show “The Biggest Loser” with a starting weight of 258 pounds and was coached by personal trainer, Jillian Michael’s. Once a size 20, Danni went on the show for help in getting back to a healthy weight and with self-determination, Danni finished the show losing a total of 121 pounds.

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