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is anyone shocked??

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

i have found myself in a battle of ideology with several posters concerning the story about biggest loser, it seems a former contestant has come out and told some secrets of the show, such as, a week isnt really a week but could be 10 days to 2 weeks...
that some contestants are actually taught how to dehydrate in order to have a big loss for that week...
etc...
things i have long suspected on this show
and things i am not at all shocked over, however a few ppl seem to think this contestant is upset or angry or is just tasting sour grapes....
everyone is entitled to their own opinion, but i feel bad for anyone who watches that show and really believes that game isnt manipulated, both or weight loss numbers and for ratings and so the outcome is in favor of the contestant the producers want to see win....
its so fixed
the scale they stand on is fake, they are weighed before and the producers set up who goes in what order for more dramatic effect.
i like watching the show and seeing ppl losing weight, but i dont buy into the whole idea that normal ppl can lose that much weight in that number of weeks and it be healthy.
these ppl dont work out like we do at home, they are in training, they are just like olympic atheletes, being trained....
so its just my opinion, anyone shocked by that girl coming out and telling this must be living in total denial about real ality tv....
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  • ANDIG8
    I think any of us who believe 100% of anything that anyone is saying (other than our very own experiences) is asking to be scammed. Just as we can't believe 100% of what the contestant is saying it true, we can't believe that 100% of what we see on the show is representative of reality. It's a TV show and they are all about gaining advertisers and viewers. Many of us enjoy watching what we see and many of us still do find it motivating because those folks really are working on their weight and their emotional issues. Many of us can't stand the thought of watching the Biggest Loser but would gladly sit down and watch a bunch of actors/actresses pretend to be someone else on other shows. We all have an obligation to be wary, keep perspective and realize we are not hearing or seeing the full story unless both sides are there an allowed to voice their side, unrestricted. We must be making our own adventures, challenges and stories in order to be able to trust them 100%.

    Sorry for the tangent, but I get frustrated when people are surprised when more of a story comes out and they find out that the original story wasn't accurate or that the person spilling the beans isn't being truthful either. I feel this way in regard to ALL media in all areas - politics, finances, etc. We need to be thinking people, enjoy our entertainment or hobbies but realize that we are only getting a bit of the picture when someone else is painting the picture for us! emoticon
    3776 days ago
  • YAZMAMA
    emoticon Thanks so much for the support and suggestions on my blog yesterday. I've been using Weight Watchers Fudge Bars and am satisfied with them. But the other night, the call of some deep chocolate ice cream with strawberry topping just sounded to good to miss. Oh well.

    As for the menopause, let me tell you it's a real *$(@)! I went through it early (in my 40's) and leet me tell you, post isn't much better. What's left of your metabolism slows to the point it becomes a turtle! But it can be lived with and WE CAN LOSE THE WEIGHt! Look how well you've done! Continued good luck emoticon
    3776 days ago
  • SOFT_VAL67
    www.youtube.com/watch?v=RXoKe5QvCrk

    this is the link, i hope it works, if not just go to youtube and type in kai or biggest loser...
    3776 days ago
  • JAZZWOMAN1266
    I am with you. I really hate how the scale numbers roll up and down for effect. Come on people! I like the show and I like that it changes peoples life, but to think we all could do this in such a small amount of time, without someone doing our food and telling us the real secrets and pushing us to workout for eight hours or more a day, you really need a reality check. They also all get paid. If some did all that for me and paid me, it would be so much easier. I do not have anyone pushing me, but me. I do not have a chef making my meals and managing my food. I do not have someone like Jillian making me workout all day the right way. I like the motivation and I like that these people do it for themselves really. We are just watchers of their journey!
    3776 days ago
  • MICKEYD4
    where was this article or show that this person confessed, i would like to see it or read.yes i was a faithful watcher
    and wonder how they was able to lose so much weight at one time
    3777 days ago
  • TEXASG-MA
    I don't watch the show. I wouldn't take it seriously if I did. Shocked at it being manipulated? No! Most shows are. Even if they are called reality shows. I don't watch much TV at all anymore. Most shows that are on now are not interesting to me.
    3777 days ago
  • no profile photo CD3968594
    I have to admit I don't watch the show. I have seen a couple of episodes in the past, but that's about it. I did read the accounts of the contestant who spilled the beans on what is supposedly going on behind the scenes.

    It's hard not to believe her. After all, these "reality" shows are all about over-hype and shock value to garner an ever-growing audience to, in turn, get higher paying advertisers. It doesn't surprise me to learn that the show is purportedly being manipulated to achieve the producers' desired outcome.
    3777 days ago
  • GENIEJENN
    You know, I can't really say I'm surprised. It makes sense. At least we know now just how it was really done, and I hope those out there trying to be the next "Biggest Loser" won't be disappointed when they don't see the same results as on the show.
    3777 days ago
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