Tuesday, April 15, 2008
The Biggest Loser
I, like many of you I'm sure, have faithfully been tuning in to The Biggest Loser each week. I love the show! (with my job, how could i not...) I think it's so motivational. I love that it gets America thinking about losing weight, and seeing that it IS doable. I of course have some qualms with it...it does give people unrealistic expectations. The contestants are SO closely monitored, fed perfect diets, and are working out for hours and hours a day. Its pretty unlikely...ok near impossible, for a normal person to drop numbers like 12, 15, 19 lbs in a week. A healthy and realistic weight loss would be closer to 2-3 lbs per week. For the most part the only way a person can drop high numbers like that is fad dieting, and in those cases its more likely than not that a person will gain their weight back. There are things that i definitely LOVE about the show. I love that it shows people being pushed to their limits. If there is one thing I'd love to get across to people it is that you are capable of doing so much more than you realize. The people on this show are pushing themselves further than they ever believed they could. If you want results, you have to change your efforts. You have to do more. I LOVE the fact that the show focuses a lot on the fact that weight loss isn't a quick fix, its a lifestyle change. The contestants completely change their activity level, their eating habits. and their mental state. It's not, crash diet for two months and lose weight only to be gained back. It's changing the way they live. This is something that is crucial to understand. Weight loss IS doable. Way to go Ali!