I always had issues with those shows. I recently read an article about contestants on The Biggest Loser and how rapidly (and sadly, shamefully) most of them regained their weight. The question the article lead with was, "Have you ever wondered why there is never a Biggest Loser reunion?". Because they've all gained their weight back and sometimes more. The lifestyle was just not realistic or sustainable. 8 hrs in the gym, very restricted diets to lose as much weight as possible in a "week", (which was actually more often 2 or more weeks to make it look more dramatic) and lots of emotional abuse. Their metabolisms took such a beating that most of them, when tested even years after, were still showing damage to their resting metabolic rates. I often wondered why, when 24 hour Fitness Gym was their sponsor, and they prominently display sings all over their gyms that 1 to 2 lbs a week is the healthy goal, this show would treat people like garbage if they didn't lose 10, 20 or more. Like I said..I had issues! lol!
That said, I'm sure there are some interesting insights and suggestions to help support a healthier lifestyle, and emotional healing if that is needed. Our perception of the world around us and our place in it shapes all our decisions, including those that impact our habits and behaviors, and eventually our food choices and health.
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