So…. the Biggest Loser comes on National TV and it goes against every fibre of my being to see people reduced to tears of shame and humiliation because of their weight.
You don’t get to 100+ kilos because you weren’t “disgusted and embarrassed of yourself” enough.
You don’t have to be broken down in order to be built up again.
You don’t have to punish your way to health.
What I see here is perpetuation of the stereotype that your weight = your worth as a person, and a new wave of the public are conned into believing that screaming Personal Trainers, resisting temptation with will power and obsessive calorie counting is the only way to self-acceptance, health and happiness.
There are some incredible success stories and transformations in the history of The Biggest Loser. There are many people who are inspired to greatness because of the program. What Champions!!!!
Tragically – there is also a high rate of failure after people walk off this TV reality show. Contestants have been left absolutely devasted when they can’t sustain the rigorous diet and exercise environment of the show at home.
I also work with women everyday who have become victims of these 1200 calorie a day – 6 days a week workout programs that imitate The Biggest Loser. I help them to repair the physical and psychological damage they’ve done to their bodies and mindset as a result.
Injuries during the season are common – morbidly obese bodies are not meant to go from ZERO exercise to sprinting up hills, dredging through mud and running on treadmills for hours every day. Hips, knees, shoulders, depression, anxiety – there are physical and psychological scars that carry on far past the initial season.
Big props, prayers and much love to all the contestants, I hope the physical punishment and cabin fever psychological torture gives you the internal self resilience to know that YOU are powerful beyond your wildest dreams. And YOU are the true controller of your reality.
You have the power to change your perception of yourself, and decide that you are worth the love you give to others.
That self love is what will set you free.
Your weight is not a physical problem – it is a vehicle for your self expansion.
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