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Media Personality, Healthy Comfort Food Chef, Weight Loss Expert, and New York Times Bestselling Author, Devin Alexander, is the Chef of NBC's "The Biggest Loser". Devin's unique approach to healthy cooking and her motivational personal story have landed her appearances on more weight loss and fitness shows than any other food expert or nutritionist in America. Having maintained her 70-pound weight loss for close to 20 years, she lives and eats her message: you don't have to deprive yourself to be fit and healthy. She teaches, The Secret of Food™.
Devin has shared her Devinly™ Decadent secrets as the host of Healthy Decadence on Discovery Health and Fit Tv from 2007-2011, as Host of "America's Chefs on Tour" on PBS and through frequent appearances on The Today Show, Good Morning America, The Biggest Loser, Dr. Oz, Dr. Phil, Access Hollywood Live, The Doctors, Dr. Drew, The View, OMG Insider, Celebrity Fit Club, Discovery Health's National Body Challenge, FOX, CNN, HGTV, USA, Style Network and others as well as through over 500 magazine features including Prevention, Women's Health, Men's Health and Shape. She currently serves as Culinary Advisor to Men's Fitness Magazine and has served as Cooking Expert to Women's Health.
Devin is the author of eight cookbooks. Her first cookbook, Fast Food Fix (Rodale, 2006) was featured as an editor's top pick in USA Today and her follow-up The Biggest Loser Cookbook (Rodale, 2006), a companion to the hit NBC show, spent months on The New York Times Bestsellers List as did her The Biggest Loser Family Cookbook (Rodale, November 2008). Devin's The Most Decadent Diet Ever! (Broadway, 2008) revealed her secrets to living healthy without sacrificing the foods we all love and "I Can't Believe It's Not Fattening" (Broadway 2010) provides the answer for people who think they are too busy to cook. It sold out on QVC. Next she wrote The Biggest Loser Dessert Cookbook (Rodale, November 2010), The Biggest Loser Flavors of the World Cookbook (Rodale, March 2011) and The Biggest Loser Quick & Easy Cookbook (Rodale, 2011), which spent weeks on The New York Times Bestsellers List.
After 9 years as the Owner and Executive Chef of Café Renee Catering, Devin now travels the country lecturing and consulting for major U.S. food and cookware companies. She's on the Advisory Board of the American Culinary Federation's Chef Child Foundation and spent years as Larry King Foundation's Go-To-Chef to speak on "Obesity in America". Her Restaurant, Devinly Decadence™ is currently onboard Royal Caribbean's newest cruiseship Quantum of the Seas, and is coming to Anthem of the Seas April 2015 and Ovation of the Seas April 2016. She's currently working on her food line, Devinly Delites™.
When she's not in her kitchen or traveling, Devin can be found on the beach by her home, playing her new favorite sport, beach tennis. She's plans to obtain a world ranking.