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Those Extreme Weight Loss Shows - Obnoxious, fake, misleading..

How much longer until one of theme kill some morbidly obese person? We don't watch them regularly at my house but I've seen both the Biggest Loser and the Extreme Weight Loss show with that sexy little muscle dude. The last couple of weeks my BF and I have seen parts of it before getting bored and changing the channels and it just amazes me how obnoxious they are and the amount of fakeness they're selling. The formula for one show is taking a morbidly obese person or couple, bringing them to California to run on the beach and then sending them home where they are given a gift card to pay for ALL of their groceries and weightloss needs for the next year. They also have a spare bedroom, garage or basement COMPLETELY transformed into a mega gym, complete with state of the art equipment including free weights, machines and flat panel televisions lining the walls. On each show, the fat people lose gigantic amounts of weight in the first 30-90 days, inspiring until you realize you're left wondering HOW the fuck they do it. These people have kids, jobs, etc., but you're never shown how they overcome these challenges to lose the weight and stay focused. You're left to believe all they're doing is working out an the weight is just falling off. My boyfriend and I wonder how many people out there, really deserving of help with weight loss, are either demoralized by watching this shit or left with unreal expectations. Our neighbor told us one evening that he would love to go on one of those shows. He's 300lbs, tries on and off to get his weight down and is on a 5'8" frame. He's fat, but doesn't look like these people. When I asked him why he didn't let us try to get him on one of those shows, his reply was that he doesn't fit the 'freak' look, which is true. These shows look for absolutely obese freaks, not the average obese person, (if such a thing exists). Have any of these shows ever been sued?


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