Wednesday, August 07, 2013

Just when i thought i could tolerate biggest loser - they come along with a pseudo clone 'EXTREME WEIGHT LOSS' with one participant over one year.
as with b/l we hear a little of the life preceding this person being chosen for the show.
i notice there is not much comment anymore on losing A LOT OF WEIGHT in a very SHORT PERIOD OF TIME -
don't you remember when most doc's told us just 1-2 pounds a week is considered sane, safe and doable???? don't you still hear that from all the organized wt. loss institutions - like WW, U WT. Loss , Jenny Craig and thousands of others???? including gyms and personal trainers!??
but it seems to be ok for a TV show.
again i have to say - while it is lovely to see some one succeeding - how could you NOT?
most of these people eat horribly in the first place - that is not most of US. i do not eat a 1700 calorie fast food breakfast, stop to pick up a couple of huge donuts three hours later for my break, go out to lunch and order another 2000 calorie lunch etc etc etc. so right there - the person would lose weight if she just sat on a couch and DID DIDDLY.
then comes the entire house make over - after spending time at a boot camp with personal attention and a program specified -
i would love some one to come and put a pool in my yard - yes sir! i would even swim in Dec. LOL
then we know they will have the skin surgery if they meet the required pounds down - for the rest of us - WELL HAVE YOU GOT 50k ???
all of this is very imbalanced . it really does not inspire me - and truth be told , every program is just about the same as the previous one.
i think we have run the gammit with these reality weight loss shows - they have the effect of either artificially raising hope or, discouraging people.
people can read - they can talk to their doctor or a nutritionist. it does not have to be this elaborate.
it gives a lot of the younger obese people the idea that it is what they would need to be successful.
in theory - you could buy a simple magazine with a plan in it - and follow it and lose weight, feel great, get your skin glowing, get a new hair style - etc.
i wish reality tv and in particular this type - would just disappear.
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    I have never been a fan of any reality television. This is no way to portray what is "safe" weight loss. Reality tv is not so real!
    2049 days ago
    I love that show...can't say the same about B/L
    2050 days ago
    If you check back with these folks after a year or so, you'll find a sad story. No kidding, I've done it.
    2051 days ago
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