Jenn and I haven’t exactly made it a secret that we’re fans of the TV show The Biggest Loser (and trainer Bob Harper).But we’re not blind to the controversy that surrounds it or to the fact that not everyone is on board with The BL. There are numerous reasons as to why the show is unrealistic. Double-digit weight loss in one week is difficult for most people to achieve. Working out eight hours a day isn’t likely to happen for those of us who have day jobs. And I’m sorry, but I’d take off heads if I was working out that much and not eating like Michael Phelps. But I hope most people who are on weight-loss journeys themselves see that the contestants are in extreme conditions. I hope they realize these contestants are monitored by doctors and trainers, and in the real world, taking off 20 pounds in a week is only likely if you’re having a massive tumor or entire limb removed.
Beyond all of the negatives, Jenn and I still love how these people take control and turn their lives in another direction. Plus, the show is full of creative workout ideas. How about you?
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