The Biggest Loser: “Everything That’s Wrong With Weight Loss in America”

Do you want to lose weight long-term this year? Then avoid watching the upcoming 17th season of The Biggest Loser, the less-popular-than-before show. Why? It’s “everything that’s wrong with weight loss in America, as Dr. Yoni Freedhoff says:

Guardian: ‘It’s a miracle no one has died yet’: The Biggest Loser returns, despite critics’ warnings

Studies show that The Biggest Loser not only breeds prejudice against people with obesity, fat shaming also lowers will power, increasing the risk of gaining weight.

By faking fast and huge weight loss (a Biggest Loser TV “week” may be three actual weeks) the TV show gives entirely false expectations. And starvation diets combined with 10 hours of intense exercise a day is impossible to do anyway, if you have a job. So even the contestants are set up to fail eventually.

A former season 2 contestant recently said that the reason NBC never does a reunion is “because we’re all fat again“.

Do you still want to lose weight? Here’s simpler, smarter and more sustainable advice: How to Lose Weight

Other crazy ways to lose weight

Insane Dieting: The Bulimia Device

“I Fooled Millions Into Thinking Chocolate Helps Weight Loss.”

Why You Can’t Trust the Weight Loss Advice of a Dietitian

One comment

  1. Apicius
    How sad...

    "A former season 2 contestant recently said that the reason NBC never does a reunion is “because we’re all fat again“."

    It's inhumane!

Leave a reply

Reply to comment #0 by

Older posts