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Interview with DietTribe’s Jessie Pavelka

DietTribe's Jessie Pavelka

DietTribe's Jessie Pavelka

With DietTribe Season 2 having just wrapped up, we caught up with Jessie Pavelka, the Lifetime weight loss reality series’ trainer who helped the five women of Season 2 lost 50 pounds, compete in a triathlon and give them the tools they need to lead a healthy lifestyle.

Here’s what Jessie had to say about DietTribe Season 2 and the ladies that made this season an inspiring story of the power of team work, great friends and a committment to healthy living.


DietTribe Episode Two Recap

diettribe weigh-inThe five women on Lifetime’s DietTribe hit week number four this past week, narrowing their weight loss challenge down to just 12 weeks remaining to make their weight loss goals of 50 pounds each and their team goal of competing in a triathlon.

During the second episode, trainer Jessie Pavelka helped the girls prepare healthy and on-the-go meals and snacks, in addition to challenging them to a Marine Corps obstacle course. While the women rose to the challenge of the obstacle course when it came to Mary’s Mardi Gras birthday bash, the margaritas and cake proved to be too much for the girls’ willpower. (more…)

DietTribe’s Jessie Pavelka Teams Up with LIVESTRONG.com

jessie pavelkaDietTribe’s own Jessie Pavelka is not just inspiring the five young ladies on the Lifetime reality series to lose 50 pounds in 120 days, but he is also working closely with the health advocates at LIVESTRONG.com to encourage the one million-strong community to lose weight and stay healthy.

Sharing his exclusive tips, interviews, and encouragement, each week Jessie will give the low-down on what it takes to walk a balanced journey of healthy living with the occasional Oreo cookie in hand (His favorite guilty indulgence.) (more…)

DietTribe Season 2 Premieres October 2

Carve out some time this evening to watch the return of DietTribe, Lifetime’s reality series about a group of friends who have made a commitment to lose weight together.diettribe

Back are fitness and health expert Jessie Pavelka and psychotherapist Stacy Kaiser as they guide this season’s tribe to making healthy changes in their lives and overcome many of the personal obstacles that have prevented them from losing weight.

Season 2 follows five friends for 120 days as they work together to motivate each other to endure some of the toughest workouts of their lives and adhere to the clean-eating plan they must follow in order to lose the 35-50 pounds that Jessie has challenged them with. In addition, the women must also compete in a triathlon at the end of their four-month journey. (more…)

Interview with DietTribe Season 2’s Tiffany Young

Sisters Stephanie Taulealea, 40, and Tiffany Young, 36, are more like twins than big and little sis. Both of them attended nursing school together, had a double wedding, moved into a home together with their husbands and even started having children at the same time. Both sisters also had gastric bypass surgery, but gained most of the weight back.diettribe season 2

Stephanie and Tiffany are two of the five women that make up Lifetime’s DietTribe in season 2, which premieres this Friday, October 2.

Just like the first season, the weight loss reality show will follow the lives of five women for 120 days under the motivating fitness training instruction of Jessie Pavelka and the mental health support of psychotherapist Stacy Kaiser. (more…)

Trainer Jessie’s DietTribe Meal Plan

For those of you who have been watching Lifetime’s new reality show DietTribe, which features five close friends’ weight loss journey, you may have been amazed at how quickly most of the girls have made their 30-pound weight loss goal a few weeks shy of their deadline.

Jessie Pavelka from DietTribe

Jessie Pavelka from DietTribe

So how did they do it?

One of the key features with the DietTribe’s success has been their diet. With the stringent but encouraging support of the their trainer, Jessie Pavelka, the ladies have managed to drop some serious pounds.

Here is  Jessie’s plan for eating less, eating healthy while still staying satisfied. His guidelines are fairly straight-forward making it easy for you to adopt some of his effective strategies into your own eating routine.

1) Clean Eating: Only consume foods that are whole foods and are preferably organic. Fruits, veggies, lean cuts of protein, and whole grains comprise the staples of the DietTribe diet. The women shun all processed and pre-made foods, which tend to be high in fat, sodium, and sugar. (more…)