Flo from Flo’s Place Online has written a blog entry about The Biggest Loser USA, here’s a quick excerpt from it.
When Loser first started I was totally against it. I said the whole idea was stupid, people would get hurt, thatâ€™s not a safe way to lose weight, how degrading and demoralizing, blah, blah, blah. Well, Iâ€™m here to say, 6 seasons later, that this show rocks.
I still have similar reservations about it myself, I don’t think it sends a realistic message to the public…when you see someone get up on the scale and lose 5lbs in one week, and they are disappointed – when by regular person standards that would be an awesome loss. But overall I think the positive message the show sends out outweighs the negative.
I was thrilled to see my favourite from the season, Bernie, take home the at home prize…and by just 1lb, wow. Am also thrilled Ali won, I like her a lot and she deserved it, but also now that a woman has finally won maybe people will stop going on about it so much…it drives me crazy the amount of times we hear ‘A woman has never won before, I want to be the first female winner’ in both the USA and Australian versions.
Any way you can read the rest of Flo’s thoughts here.