For those who try to lose weight.....do you watch The Biggest Loser

  • zakariahzol

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    Sep 08, 2009 12:53 PM GMT
    I got to admit it. I love this reality program. Sure I am not as overweight as this people but still I desperately need to lose weight. As an overweight person I understand the frustration, humiliation and the hurdle we have to go thru. It sorta motivated me to look at the transformation and determination that they go thru to achieve their goal.

    An Asian version of the Biggest Loser will be show in cable tv soon. Even in my health club "CLARK AND HATCH" they are planning a little competition among us to be "The Biggest Loser".

    For those folk that in the same boat as me, let motivate each other ..
  • vindog

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    Sep 08, 2009 3:17 PM GMT
    Its awesome to see the people lose the weight, but they lose weight in an extremely unhealthy and unrealistic manner. Rarely (if ever) do they keep it all off. I think anyone can lose weight if they have a personal trainer working out with them 4-5 hrs/day and have all of America watching them eat.

    They never train their brains to think and act like a thin person.

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    Sep 08, 2009 3:48 PM GMT

    I'm not overweight, but the biggest loser shows anyone just how hard it is to lose weight; those people bust their asses to lose that weight. Of course, I'm a bit of a chaser too so I also watch for the guys to take their shirts off. It peeves me a little to see the weight go, but the guys look great after too.

  • Celticmusl

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    Sep 08, 2009 3:59 PM GMT
    I really enjoy The Biggest Loser as well. Some seasons are better than others. I think it gives a lot of folks inspiration to get out there and get into better shape. There was one season where I couldn't even watch it, everyone was crying and not because they were happy. There was this big high school jock wrestler that gained weight after a knee problem or something and I swear he was constantly crying. I think it shows that the weight issue is due to an emotional issue more than just "hey, I eat too much".
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    Sep 08, 2009 4:05 PM GMT
    vindog saidIts awesome to see the people lose the weight, but they lose weight in an extremely unhealthy and unrealistic manner. Rarely (if ever) do they keep it all off. I think anyone can lose weight if they have a personal trainer working out with them 4-5 hrs/day and have all of America watching them eat.

    They never train their brains to think and act like a thin person.




    I like this show as well ( but don't watch it religiously).
    Although I'm not overweight, it's inspirational to hear
    and see the changes in the contestant's lives.
    But I agree with Vindog. If you don't change your mindset...
    you will put the weight back on. A fair amount of the past
    contestants end up putting some of the weight back on.
    I suspect it's a combo of rapid weight loss and not having
    a FULL change in lifestyle which is both physical and mental.
    That being said....I would suspect that for some, both on the show
    and at home, this show is an inspirational life changing experience.
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    Sep 08, 2009 4:26 PM GMT
    It gets down to this: when fat asses stop making excuses, get off their asses, and folks stop enabling them, they can make progress. MOST are too lazy to take positive action. Once the fat ass takes some personal responsibility, and starts to take action, almost any fat ass can end the obesity. There's absolutely no excuse for over eating. It takes YEARS of chronic bad behavior to get so bad.

    We need to intervene on fat asses. It's by FAR, FAR, FAR, and above, the number 1 cause of premature death and highly expensive catastrophic disease. We think more of our domesticated pets than fat asses. We have to intervene, and they have to be held accountable for their bad behavior. And....we have to stop being enablers. No good comes from it.
  • dreamer121

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    Sep 08, 2009 4:32 PM GMT
    I am obsessed with this show. sadly.

    I like to see the transformation, and the idea of breaking down their inner-barriers. This show makes me want to go back to school for nutrition or something, so i can try and mentor people and help change lives.

    I do get disgusted with the in show product placements and the over-emphasis on the competition rather than the workouts, diets, and weight loss. But i'm counting down the days for the premiere
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    Sep 08, 2009 4:51 PM GMT
    dreamer121 saidI am obsessed with this show. sadly.

    I like to see the transformation, and the idea of breaking down their inner-barriers. This show makes me want to go back to school for nutrition or something, so i can try and mentor people and help change lives.

    I do get disgusted with the in show product placements and the over-emphasis on the competition rather than the workouts, diets, and weight loss. But i'm counting down the days for the premiere


    I totally agree !
    In addition...these folks are in a very unnatural and plot driven situation.
    I have a friend who works in TV and he gave me the 411 on these
    shows. I can't even begin to explain to you about the f-ed manipulation
    of the reality show folks at the hands of the director. When it comes
    to "reality" shows, you have to realize it's not the reality that we
    see on a daily. It's all about making "compelling " TV.
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    Sep 08, 2009 4:55 PM GMT
    Golly, the secret is out. Commercial television is about ratings... Who'da thunk?
  • 1974Warrior

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    Sep 08, 2009 11:34 PM GMT
    i love to see the tranformations from beginning to end. I wish they would show more of the workout routines.
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    Sep 08, 2009 11:42 PM GMT
    I've watched it from time to time, but I liked "Dance Your Ass Off". First season just finished, one of the guys, Miles, lost half of himself and looks pretty hot. The winner lost a total of 90lbs and the group of 12 lost a total of over 650lbs.
  • jrs1

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    Sep 08, 2009 11:50 PM GMT

    No. As Erik has alluded, dancing shows " do it " for my waist line in terms of motivation. werk!
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    Sep 08, 2009 11:55 PM GMT
    It was weird for me to watch the show last season, I lost 200+ pounds and I honestly don't remember being as big as the winner last season, though my friends tell me I was a lot larger at 420.

    Chuckystud, in his rude never going to help anyone out way, actually has a point. There is a barrier, and there are years of external and internal beliefs that people have to get over. If something hurts too hard find something else to do, no matter how small the step always step forward. I remember sitting on an incline bike for 30 minutes and feeling like that was a workout, or even after I had dropped 100 pounds running my first half mile and about dying, and now that first half mile is not even a warm up for me.

    I also remember the first time I rolled to the side in bed and actually felt my collar bone, it woke me up it was so foreign. I also remember the first time I could actually see ab muscles. It's amazing how the little things are the things that you remember, and the things that keep you going.

    I think though, support is an awesome idea and always appreciated, just remember you have to support yourself, because in the late hours of the day or right before the gym is when you need that internal little push, and that comes from you, and that's what I love to see about that show, how people go from there's not way I can do it, to holy shite I once thought that. It's amazing to see peoples' lives change that much.

    I wish I had an easy way to tell people that, I try but ultimately it's you that has to decide that.
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    Sep 09, 2009 12:04 AM GMT
    I love watching it. It usually airs about 7pm here in Australia (the Aussie version; the American version airs much later) and Im usually cooking dinner, so it's good motivation to eat healthy icon_biggrin.gif I think it's good motivation but obviously they're doing it in an extreme way....but in a society where obesity is a problem I think anything that helps people put down the doughnuts and go for a walk is good.
  • zakariahzol

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    Sep 09, 2009 1:35 PM GMT
    I just love it when they come out from behind a screen showing thier fatter self before the transformation. Suddenly come out this slim guy , in black suit all smilling and hot as hell. I wish I could do that someday.
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    Sep 27, 2009 3:36 PM GMT
    WHile not completely realistic, I still LOVE the show. Of course, it is a reality show, and they are pushed to their very limit, with hopes that they retain all of the knowledge that they learn on the campus.

    That being said. Im addicted. icon_biggrin.gif I love seeing the changes in themselves, their thinking, and watching them become more secure with themselves and their lives, and able to live them too!

    Love it. Love it. Loooove it! icon_cool.gif
  • Koaa2

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    Oct 02, 2009 1:26 AM GMT
    I have tried watching the first 2 shows this year. I think the concept is good, but the negatives for me so out way watching for 2 hours. The whining, tears, on and on camera shots of the same thing, the dramatic scenes over and over, the over dramatized looks that they show on peoples faces and the absolutely ridiculous product placements. I can imagine people having empathy with these people to an extent, but than the way they are portrayed goes way beyond. I think it could be a tremendous show it if was cut to an hour and not all of the dramatics. Could you imagine the workout you could do in 2 hours, instead of sitting watching this. I don't know if I will watch again, seems like I have better things to do with 2 hours.

    I so have trouble watching these people, in all the reality shows, crying and going on about their families and friends who they are artificially, and non dangerously, separated from, when we have soldiers who are facing such tremendous hardships in our wars. I don't think people have a good grip on what real suffering and hardships are.
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    Oct 05, 2009 7:21 AM GMT
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