Well the important thing to keep in mind here, is that The Biggest Loser is a TV show, created for entertainment, and not to represent "reality" other than in its description as being "reality" tv.
I think anyone that has ever tried to lose weight has encountered "fickle scales" and "water weight fluctuations." Why they would label it as a "Week 2" issue, I can't even imagine, other than it sounds kind of official.
All it is, is during the first week when they stop putting so much *in*, they clear out their digestive track (if you know what i mean), thus "losing" some immediate weight by eliminating that bulk without replacing it with an equal amount of new food going in. Then the water-weight. So, yes, Week 1 losses can be very dramatic, but are not reflective of the actual FAT loss that occurred. These guys that lose 10+ pounds might lose 2, 3 pounds of FAT, and 5+ pounds of everything-else. You only get to lose the "everything-else" just the one time. So in week 2, you'll see something more closely reflecting FAT loss (i.e. a couple pounds give or take). Nobody loses 10#/week in back-to-back weeks. That's a Week 1 anomaly, more than what happens subsequently being a Week 2 "curse."
Remind me that I never want to watch this show. As if we didn't have enough unrealistic expectations regarding weight loss as it is.....
Goal 1 - break 200 (46 pounds lost)**DONE**
Goal 2 - leave obesity behind (BMI 29.9, at 185#) **DONE**
Goal 3 - BMI = Normal (154# or less)
| current weight: 169.0