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    So I wanted to know everyone's oppinion about this show. I think it is a good idea for people to get active and loose weight. I don't like their suggestions on diets. Last week's episode had a trivia question about the best source of energy, whether from grains, meats, or fruits and vegetables. I know you can guess what they preach on that show. They said grains. After visiting this site and doing a lot of research, I know they are wrong. I especially know they are wrong after the effects I felt when I cut out grains. Just wanting some opinions.
    thanks

  • #2
    The show promotes crash dieting. Need I say more?
    Yeah, my grammar sucks. Deal with it!

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    • #3
      Yeah pretty much agree with Kharnath, it promotes unsustainable dieting and exercise (IMO, of course). I guarantee 95% of the contestants gain the weight back plus a few pounds.
      "You don't have forever to change yourself."
      Stefan Molyneux
      Freedomain Radio

      "Always do right. This will gratify some people and astonish the rest."
      Mark Twain

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      • #4
        its also emotionally tough on the contestants, creating a bad situation for them.

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        • #5
          The show seems to put an emphasis on working out really hard to create a caloric deficit to lose weight. But as we all know chronic cardio is not sustainable due to high levels of stress on the body/inflammation and the amount of food you have to eat to keep up with the workouts. Not to mention these people have trainers yelling at them all day long to motivate them to keep going. Will they be able to continue at these high levels when they are no longer in front of the cameras with high paid trainers? I do realize that working out is important, but 80% of your body composition is going to come from what you are eating.

          I think many of us can attest to eating a conventional USDA food pyramid style "healthy" diet and working out like crazy. And finding that the results are consistently better with a Paleo/Primal lifestyle instead.

          Finally, in my opinion losing weight is secondary and the iceing on the cake to having a healthy life, which in my opinon is much more important than losing weight. The weight loss will typically come naturally if every aspect of living a healthy life (including diet, stress, sleep) are in order.
          "If man made it, don't eat it" - Jack Lallane

          People say I am on a "crazy" diet. What is so crazy about eating veggies, fruits, seafood and organ meats? Just because I don't eat whole wheat and processed food doesn't make my diet "crazy". Maybe everyone else with a SAD are the "crazy" ones for putting that junk in their system.

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          • #6
            So many contestants on that show either (A) gain all the weight back or (B) develop an eating disorder FROM the show. I used to watch it, but I can no longer be arsed. Something about all the slo-mo closeups of morbidly obese people's fat jiggling and public humiliation .... and the fact that Jillian is a huge hypocrite. She eats fairly low carb, and if she is going to have any at all, it's going to be only in the morning. Her lunches are LC and her dinners are ZC.

            Want to see bodies changing rapidly before your eyes ... and they actually keep it off? Watch Dancing With The Stars. Another big transformation this season(Ricki Lake). Seen Kelly Osbourne and Kirstie Alley lately?
            "Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food." -- Hippocrates

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            • #7
              In my opinion, the show is about punishing fat people in the guise of being helpful, motivational and uplifting. The producers prey on the desperation of the overweight and exploit them. I hate, hate, HATE this show and all those like it.

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              • #8
                they also fail to is that almost all of those contestants recieve a major injury while on the show, while most people following proper diet and excerise programs will lose the same amount of weight

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                • #9
                  It's a two hour commercial for Jennie-O turkey and Yoplait Light Sugar, er... I mean Yogurt.

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                  • #10
                    I hate when the men weigh in--those man-boobs are disgusting! Couldn't they keep their shirts on when they weigh? How much does one of those shirts weigh anyway?
                    Beware of fake meat.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by TigerLily View Post
                      Want to see bodies changing rapidly before your eyes ... and they actually keep it off? Watch Dancing With The Stars. Another big transformation this season(Ricki Lake). Seen Kelly Osbourne and Kirstie Alley lately?
                      Exactly, because they are playing. That show is so cheesy, but it looks like so much fun, I can't help but watch once in a while.
                      My Primal Journal with lots of food pr0n

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                      • #12
                        It's a guilty pleasure for me. It satisfies my weekly need for dark and mean humor. Watching those fatties struggle to WALK and then cry about it just makes my day. I'm going to hell.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Winterbike View Post
                          It's a guilty pleasure for me. It satisfies my weekly need for dark and mean humor. Watching those fatties struggle to WALK and then cry about it just makes my day. I'm going to hell.
                          Sadly, I have to confess to sharing this sentiment. My wife does like to watch to see what Allison is wearing, but I like to use it as an opportunity to show my kids what they don't want to become, and to educate them about how bad all the conventional advice on that show is. So may I'm just going to Purgatory...
                          "But the question is, are you going to die sitting on the sofa - or doing something interesting?"
                          - Robert Ward

                          "Kharma means I can rest easy at night, knowing all those people I treated badly today really had it coming!"

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                          • #14
                            I meet a women the other day that is mentally stronger than just about anyone I know. She does chronic cardio 7-8 hrs per week, Runs 5 miles per day and lifts weights. She has a long laundry list of injures, surgery's and terrible pain that she takes some of the more dangerous ant-inflammatory s. She loves to talk about her illnesses and can't get enough of the pain.

                            She is skinny fat, weak and looks terrible. But she is now "getting serious" and is committed to losing 15 pounds. I am sure she will starve her self and work very hard to hit her goal. She may even get there. She will still be skinny fat, weak and sick.

                            I always used to think that I just did not have the will power these people have. That some how I was deficient in my ability to just say no to food. Now I know that it has nothing to do with proper health at all.

                            I did not say a word to this women about my weight loss. I told her nothing about paleo or primal. I know she would never listen.

                            It really does seem to be all about the money. Why would the industry want people to lose weight and become healthy. No more shakes, magic pills or long term medical care.

                            Thank god I found my way out.
                            Calorie Counter

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by AnarchoGrok View Post


                              It really does seem to be all about the money. Why would the industry want people to lose weight and become healthy. No more shakes, magic pills or long term medical care.

                              Thank god I found my way out.
                              +1

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