fi_112 wrote:but still... how did it happen? are they training pretty much 24 hrs a day?! haha
Nope. I don't even think they train that much. You even see them just sitting around sometimes chatting.
And you also heard someone saying they were eating bacon or something really unhealthy for breakfast. So its basically like real life, just they get trainers for free.
I have to disagree with the unhealthy breakfast comment. It is actually more beneficial to have protein in all means including snacks because it forces your metabolism to use stored fat for fuel instead of carbs, keeps your blood sugar level in the normal range, and reduces cravings. So having bacon etc is not necessarily a bad thing, as long as you reduce the fat content as well. Also, they do train quite a lot, to excess really, and this is where the biggest loser fails for real life. Not each of us can train 8 hours a day! Actually it's not beneficial unless you want to run a marathon, which most of us don't. We just need to increase our activity level to help the fat burning process. So including 10,000 steps everyday is a great way to help. But strenuous exercise can inhibit your weight loss journey.
According to Ryan Benson who was crowned 2005 Biggest Loser in the US, he couldn't maintain the "Biggest Loser" in the real world, he stated that he even regained 14.5kgs in the first 5 days after Biggest Loser just by drinking water! How is that healthy???
The bottom line is the media sensationalize the weight loss. And the Biggest Loser has plenty of of drama, emotion and excitement! It would be almost impossible to maintain for the rest of your life because the biggest loser is based on restricting calories and excessive exercise to get FIT not for WEIGHT LOSS, so although they seem to pull some big numbers, can any one of us say that we could do this in real life?? I don't think so. And for me, The Biggest Loser is not really encouraging because when we sit and watch these people struggle and go through all the pain of work outs etc, we get a little depressed because it's all too hard! (TRIM Mag Summer 2009)
A diet should be easy enough to maintain for the rest of our lives, not just a quick fix. Because let's face it. We have all been on diets before, and when we have ceased them, what is the likely result: WEIGHT GAIN!
So for everyone out there thinking it is just too hard, please realize, it's NOT if you have the right tools, and the correct knowledge to help lose the weight and maintain it.
Now, I know some of you out there would disagree with me, but I have seen first hand the pain and suffering of such ways of losing weight (excessive exercise etc), and I know that the way I am now losing weight is far more healthier than every other diet I have been on. But I guess each to ones own.
All the best in all your weight loss journeys.
Starting weight: 114.9kgs
Current Weight: 110.1kgs
Goal weight: 65kgs
Starting Measurements: Chest: 114cms, Waist: 107cms, Hips: 127cms, Thigh: 73.5cms, Upper arm: 49cms
Current Measurements: Chest: 105cms, Waist: 103cms, Hips: 125cms, Thigh: 67cms, Upper arm: 45cms
Wk 1: -2.1kgs
Wk 2: -1.5kgs
Wk 3: +1.6kgs
Wk 4: -2.7kgs
Wk 5: -0.8kgs
Wk 6: +0.7kgs
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