Not so much funny as infuriating. I watched the latest episode of The Biggest Loser. For people here I'm guessing that'd be enough said, but some of my particularly favorite moments where:
***Just incase, I guess I should say spoiler alert***
- One of the contestants was eating out with friends who were ordering burgers, fries, pizza, and quesadillas while he was having a salad, and he was talking about how this moment was the harest thing he'd ever done but that his friends aren't overweight so they can do whatever they want. Since I've really started paying attention to the existance of it, I'm really annoyed by this cultural attitude that skinny people are have a right to eat junkfood by the virtue of not being fat.
Plus, that eating for good health means less enjoyment. Oh and he added that at the ranch they 'never cook with grease' like all the food at the restaurant had. No mention of the fact that it was probably corn or soybean oil.
- After the public workout the show gifted everyone who attended Subway gift cards. I mean, yeah, I suppose it could be worse but I feel Subway is one of those places that has somewhat of a false 'health halo.'
- One contestant and one of the kids talked about how the obesity epidemic is an issue that's being ignored, and that people need to start talking to peoplein their life who have weight problems. In other words, the old shaming will get people to lose weight myth.
- At the public workouts all the talk it was about 'getting active', 'keeping moving', and 'working out'. No mention of play eventhough they had children as young as 3 participating.
I was somewhat of a Biggest Loser fan before, but PB has definitely changed my view point on it.