The Biggest Loser (2004– )

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The simple idea of The Biggest Loser, familiar to dieters the world over, is that "whomever loses the most...wins." Losing weight will be difficult, though, as the 12 contestants (six male ... See full summary »

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The simple idea of The Biggest Loser, familiar to dieters the world over, is that "whomever loses the most...wins." Losing weight will be difficult, though, as the 12 contestants (six male and six female) will be faced with real-life temptations that their new approved weight-loss skills and resources should help them overcome -- if they want to win, that is. Written by Jiilo_Kim

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A great show and inspirational in some aspects.
19 January 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Biggest Loser, is a show where overweight people go to place called "the ranch", to compete against each other to lose weight. The winner wins $250,000. There is also a prize of $100,000 for the person that loses the most weight at home.(more on that in a second) On the show there is something called "The yellow line." Basically everybody weighs in at the end of the show. The teams/two people that fall below the yellow line are up for elimination. The remaining people in the house, vote them off. The person voted off goes home and is eligible for the "at home biggest loser," which is the $100,000 prize.

also while on the ranch, the contestants are not able to talk to their families by phone, letter, or anything unless its a prize they win through a challenge. A challenge is exactly what you think it is. All the contestants compete and the winner/winning team get a prize. The prizes vary from phone calls home, packages from home, money, vacations/cruise, immunity for the weight in, a 1 pound penalty to use on anybody they chose, and etc and so forth.

Another thing Biggest Loser does is something called Temptations. The contestants are placed in a situation where they can eat food for a chance to win a prize. Its a test of will power. basically a temptation means you are willing to sacrifice your hard work/weight loss for a material possession, if you go through with it.

Biggest Loser really is a great show. its inspirational, because it shows people you CAN lose weight. And the people that get voted off and lose the weight at home show people you don't have to be on the show to lose weight. It can be done at home.

You also learn a lot about the people on the show. You learn about how bad obesity really is and being overweight really can be and what goes along with it. Some people on the show admit them being overweight is due to unhealthy eating habits, a rough divorce, a traumatic experience, etc. But it is something people watching can relate to and probably went through a similar thing.

I highly recommend watching this show.


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