The Biggest Loser, Your Heavy, and the other made for reality TV weight loss programs are certainly great
entertainment. However we have to remember that they are exactly that.
------- Made for TV reality shows complete with full casting, scripts and many story lines.
There is absolutely no question that these shows have helped many people lose lots of weight. They have also
offered a degree of inspiration to many to get started on a weight loss program and feel like there is some hope for
However, in the offering of hope they also seem to let people believe that they can also lose 10, 15 18, or 20 pounds
in a week. As most of us understand that this isn’t a reality for most, it can set in a frustration for us when we are
unable to accomplish this and give up.
The reality of it is that we can expect to lose a couple of pounds in a week. That’s the way that it is.
The reality shows have a huge casting assembly interviewing hundreds of people to dwindle them down to the ones
we finally see on T.V. Additionally it becomes the contestant’s new job. They have medical screening with doctors
around all the time. Dietitians help them plan and a trainer is with them on an ongoing basis. Their job is to burn
more off then they eat in the course of a day and stay healthy while doing it.
These shows producers interview literally hundreds of obese people for multiples of things that will place them in a
known small percentage of people that stand the greatest chance of losing large amounts of weight.
These factors include seeking certain genetics in their makeup, personality types, current eating habits, current
exercise habits, financial security (As they do get paid but not enough to support a large existing debt) and so many
factors that only these experts know what they are looking for.
Its another reality show made well enough that we develop strong feeling about the characters and even develop a
degree of bonding (Thru the screen) with them with their personal plights and lives.
As a fitness advisor for many years, working with obesity as my personal pet project, I understand what we really are
going thru in real life. As an obese person we feel terrible about ourselves, feel sluggish, often lack ambition, and
have a feeling of hopelessness for our situation. We can generally only lose about 2 pounds a week. Necessary
exercise is difficult and don’t feel like we can make it thru the exercise program like the others not a large can.
We feel like there really isn’t a light at the end of the tunnel for us and after 2 or 3 months give up because we can’t
lose 30 or 40 pounds is this short time.
I do want all to know that there is hope for you and you can shed the weight. I also want to enlighten you to her fact
that you cannot shed the extra pounds like the people on Television do. However you can lose the weight. I have
seen it happen hundreds of times in the years in the past.
Whats necessary is to make the decision not that you will try it for a couple of months, however make the decision to
work on your weight loss program on a daily basis for the next 12 months. It is a simple decision to make. You either
make a conscience decision to continue with your existing habits and lifestyle or make the changes necessary for a
Either way it’s the decision you make, but you have a make a commitment either direction. Heres your first option. I
want to make a commitment to keep living in a way that’s not healthy for me or the second option I want to make a
commitment to live a better and healthier way to increase my quality of life and longevity of life.
This isn’t reality TV, but rather reality reality.
Get on a proper diet today and begin a true scheduled exercise program.