Is Watching People Lose Weight on a TV Game Show Motivating??

Okay, yes, the “Game Show” I referenced is the Biggest Loser.  Before we go any further, I will fully admit I do not watch the show, I do not like it (Sam I am) and I do not like how the trainers treat the contestants.  It feels like so much has already been written on the famous episode where the one contestant looked so skinny.  Where everyone stared at her in shock … Reading other blogs and articles really put a perspective on the various view points out there.

Some say oh she played the game and hopefully will gain it back.  Some called her anorexic.  Some said she took it too far.  Some blamed it on the Biggest Loser.  Some saw it as a sign of something deeper going on with her.  Did anyone take it as an opportunity to actually think and question the show on a deeper level?  Actually, forget about the show, did anyone take time to think about what the obsession with weight loss in our country really does to a person?

Think about it — Does weight loss really equal health?  Do diets emphasize healthy eating?  Does focusing on sugary beverages help us to realize the dangers of diet beverages?  Do we exercise because it is good for our mental health?  Or because it improves our cardiovascular system?  Or because it helps with bone density?  Do we, as the fitness industry, promote a lifetime of healthy living?  Does continued weight loss and weight gain contribute to a healthy sense of self?  Where does self acceptance fall into this whole process?  As we talk more and more about weight loss, are we thinner and healthier as a society?  I encourage you to do one thing —- Think.  Think beyond what something appears.

Realize those trainers on the Biggest Loser stood up on that show year after year and season after season taking credit for the success of each and every Loser Winner and making millions in the process… Until Rachel… When they saw Rachel, both Jillian and Bob claimed to not be her trainer or have responsibility to her “extreme” weight loss.  They initially declined to comment.  Realize that these two had the same role or non role with each and every one of those contestants after they left “the ranch.”  Motivation lies all around us, right before our eyes in our every day lives.  We often forget to look for it in these places!

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