There is a common theme on The Biggest Loser as the popular show reaches its 10th season- the contestants keep getting bigger. When you look at the average size of contestants on Seasons 9 or 10 compared to the contestants on Seasons 1 and 2, there is a significant difference. It almost seems like you need to be bigger than obese to get on the show these days.
This brings up an interesting point about the popularity of the show itself and how it relates to the average person. While not everyone who is a fan of the show is overweight, many of them are. Most of the obese contestants on the show admit that they were fans of the show before applying to be on it themselves.
But as the contestants continue to get larger and larger, it creates a scenario of whether or not the average person at home can even relate anymore. And while they may be able to relate to the feelings of being overweight, will they be able to relate to the physical challenges, the diets and other changes that are needed to help them do the same thing the contestants on The Biggest Loser are doing? Not everyone needs to lose 100 pounds or more to reach their goal weight.
Gone are the days when The Biggest Loser contestants need to lose 40-100 pounds to succeed on the show. Now we have contestants losing the equivalent of 2 health sized human adults. January 5th was the premiere of the last Biggest Loser Couples season, which boasted of having the biggest and unhealthiest contestants ever, according to Zap 2 It.
This season’s theme of the popular reality TV show from NBC, is all about paying it forward. Hosts, Bob and Jillian, traveled the country where three potential candidates from various cities battled it out in a competition to earn a spot on the show. Throughout the season so far, a big focus has been made on “paying it forward”, taking the lessons learned on the ranch back home with them and helping friends and loved ones learn to overcome their own problems with obesity.
As the cameras traveled with Bob and Jillian to choose the contestants, we saw friends and family members in each area who were in many cases, larger than the contestants themselves. It’s apparent that people are getting larger and larger and the problem with obesity is becoming bigger and bigger but does the show still help those who only need to lose, say 10 or 20 pounds?
Because it focuses on positive lifestyle changes that you can take with you for a lifetime, The Biggest Loser is still helpful even to those who only have a few pounds to shed. Even if you have no need for losing weight, it can help you learn more about healthy eating, exercise and positive life choices. That’s something everyone can do with a little more of!
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