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The biggest loser reality!

Thursday, August 02, 2012

Womens daily caloric intake 1200-1500 calories
Mens daily caloric intake 1500-1800 calories
Average expected time spent in the gym while on the show 6-8 hours.
Expected caloric burn daily 6,000 calories.

At the finale...contestants look great, but if you look very closely their trunks have been wrapped (think corseted), which you wouldn't know unless you pay very close attention (in some instances, very noticeable, in the underarm area of the male contestants).

Then there is life after the show, here's a link to a video from BL season 3 runner up Kai.


My hope is that for those who aspire to be the biggest loser will opt for being the lifetime loser for that is where the real victory lies. It's not about how fast you get there, it's getting there with the tools that will last a lifetime.

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    I've never watched the show... just couldn't get behind the concept... but I really commend you for taking the time to uncover the ugly truths and sharing them. I see waayyy too many people here struggling to emulate that environment and those results. I even know of one Spark who was last seen hoping to be selected for this upcoming season. Perhaps she 'made it'... SIGH.

    3204 days ago
    Figures. Everything 'reality' anything on TV is a lie. Every game show winner, every so-called 'fact' in the media... all hyped up drama. ::sighs:: Every once in a blue moon, something REAL actually does slip through the cracks of censorship. Don't know why we/people waste time listening to 'it' but... guess it's just in our nature to want to 'know' things.

    Thanks for that link. Sheesh, did you read the comments?!! I really feel like stupidity reigns.
    3205 days ago
    Tracy, I couldn't agree with you more! Number 1I know that I don't have time to spend 5-6 hours in the gym every day! Number 2, their eating habits are unrealistic. They aren't living a true life! I'll keep plugging away the way I do and I will achieve success too, just not a quickly and I'm okay with that!
    3205 days ago
    I recently read an article where a group of doctors evaluated the biggest loser program and in their opinion, the contestants drastically changed their metabolism to the point where they lose the ability to eat 300-500 calories a day. Therefore to maintain their weight they will always need to be extreme in their weight management. Gone is the ability to eat the recommended daily caloric intake with moderate exercise to maintain their healthy weight.

    As we all know health data changes each and every year and again, I believe for some there is merit in the show, a motivational tool....but for those who set their own goals and expectations based on the results seen on the show. I can't help but think they are setting themselves up for failure (IMO)
    3205 days ago
    A healthier lifestyle shouldn't be a contest.

    The contestants in the show are given the tools. Yes they are extreme and they do not learn about baby steps. But they do learn the importance of exercise, it is up to them to make it part of their daily life to maintain the weight they did lose.
    3205 days ago
    I never knew that. emoticon
    3205 days ago
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    Thanks for sharing
    3205 days ago
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