Hey, The Biggest Loser, you’re so into advertising and so deeply up the nether regions of Subway that you should have the $5 foot long song play every time a contestant loses exactly five pounds. (Then maybe I could stop watching your needlessly overly emotional, two hour long commercial for good.) They could win Subway for a month. You know, so they can all be healthy like Jared. Because that’s how healthy people lose weight, by eating nothing but fast food sandwiches for weeks at a time. Does Doctor’s Associates have as much to do with doctors as Subway does with healthy food choices?
The show has done it again, tried to maim and injure contestants. I was happy to see some people finally get smart and realise that these people don’t always have their best interests (or health) at heart. It was good to see one of the women walk off the treadmill when she was pale, exhausted and obviously in need of a rest, regardless of what her trainer said. Sadly, no one was smart enough to walk away from the challenge of jumping through hoops. This season in particular it seems like there is a determination to push people into efforts that can only end in damage.
Witness, Trainer Bob’s display when one contestant said he was going to try to take it easy on an injured body part. This was during a week where two contestants were scheduled for elimination. And the trainer, who is supposed to have some responsibility in keeping a client healthy and safe, threw a hissy fit and demanded that the guy run on his injured leg and agree to do whatever he was told. How is that good advice? Something for people to learn at home (in the audience) or learn and take home (contestants)? I’m sorry, there is more to training than saying “Jump!” and having a client say “How high?” and I don’t mean that mental/emotional bullshit Jillian pushes.
I agree with J–it is like someone recently told everyone involved that they don’t emote enough on camera and now they are even more overblown and clownish than usual with every reaction. I love how they self-refer and tell viewers throughout the show how important Loser is to humanity. I could not believe the audacity of bringing back the guy involved in the fake marathon completion (last season) in order for him to discuss the new marathon that old contestants were going to complete. Yeah, maybe by his reappearing, I’ll forget that you all like to fudge numbers and fake results. What? On a numbers-based show? No…Television doesn’t lie.
Which reminds me, Dr. Phil, I saw your program about fat kids and your expert who revealed to us all how there are three types of metabolism. Are you high, DOCTOR Phil? There are not three types of metabolism. One person does not have a harder time processing carbs or need more protein or require a perfect mix of the two. Those kids are fat because they eat plates full of chicken fingers and fries, their parents know about as much concerning nutrition as you do and nobody bothers to exercise. It is all about calories eaten and calories burned. Yes, even for that little girl. Insulin resistance affects the equation, but that metabolism crap is about selling that guy’s book. Do you get a piece of it?
Here is the problem, boiled down: Kid bitches, mom pops out a treat, kid shuts up. It is as much a function of our moronic tendency in this society to “value” (coddle) children as it is about the food itself. Oh, why does Johnny spend all his time on the video game?? Quit buying your kids shit. Or buy them a treadmill instead. Johnny can’t spend all his time playing the XBox he doesn’t have.
I feel like at some point I crossed over into a bizarro version of reality. People have forgotten how to parent, how to eat, how to control themselves. It’s like they forget that life is possible without all of this garbage–garbage food, garbage entertainment. Maybe they never knew.