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Pretend "Biggest Loser" Is A Fairy Tale

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I find that the Biggest Loser is pretty motivating but I think that it give us regular people false expectations. When people diet after watching that show, they expect to drop 8 pounds a week. That is unrealistic and unhealthy. My doctor HATES the show.

- Submitted by BARBROCKS 4/9/2010 in Motivation | 3 Comments
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HEART2HOME 5/1/2010 2:41:00 PM

    I do think that it helps to keep in mind that it is a reality show. I can see that some people might be discouraged when they discover that they cannot drop 10 lbs a week-but I know that there are others like myself who watch the show for the inspiration it provides.
Not all of the contestants drop huge amounts of weight either. Regardless of how fast or slow, they are still inspiring. They are proving that no matter how overweight, out of shape, or old you are, it can be done. Yes, in the "real" world it may take closer to 12-15 months to lose that 100 lbs. that the contestants lose in 12-15 weeks, but it can be done.
That's why I love the show. That's part of why I'm succeeding at this now.
BUCKHOLDT 4/9/2010 2:19:00 PM

    High weight loss when you first start a diet isn't unusual. And loosing 1% of your weight isn't really unhealthy. Especially if you have close and knowledgeable monitoring. They are some large people and the companies wouldn't want a law suit because the show was doing some kind of damage to them.

But, as with all diet without lifestyle change, it doesn't last. I would bet they don't have any better lasting success then other programs.

I am not a fan either.
KIMMIEB 4/9/2010 11:26:00 AM

    Agreed! Not a fan of it either...

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