A Q&A with a Biggest Loser Contestant on Weight Loss for Women

Kai Hibbard Speaks About Life After The Biggest Loser, Extreme Dieting And Permanent Weight Loss for Women When weight loss is the goal, the tendency is to want to take it off fast and at any cost. But that’s an outdated and unrealistic approach to weight loss, says Kai Hibbard, a contestant on season 3 […]

Women, Weight and Wellness on the Web

Here’s what’s going on with women, weight and wellness this week on the web. There was a lot of controversy this week around the winner of “The Biggest Loser” and whether she has lost too much weight. Contrary to popular opinion, we can’t tell just by looking at her if she is at her healthy […]

The Biggest Loser: The Case of the Caffeine Pills

If it wasn’t clear already, after this week it should be. “The Biggest Loser” is not about health. It’s not about fitness. It’s not about long-lasting, long-term strategies for weight management. It’s about losing weight at all costs. I don’t watch the show, but paid some attention to it this week because of First Lady […]

Ask First Lady Michelle Obama Not to Appear on The Biggest Loser

That is, ask her not to do it again.  Yes, she’s already appeared on The Biggest Loser (TBL) once.  And is scheduled to do so again in November.  Here’s why the Binge Eating Disorder Association and BingeBehavior.com have mounted a campaign to ask Mrs. Obama to rethink this bad idea. The approach promoted by The […]

Biggest Loser, Big Turnoff?

Far from being the motivational boost it’s touted to be, The Biggest Loser’s depictions of exercise may make people less likely to get up off the couch.  According to a new study, after watching a seven-minute clip of a show from The Biggest Loser’s ninth season, study participants had more negative attitudes about being active […]

Why We’re Not The Biggest Loser

We know plenty of people love The Biggest Loser and look forward to watching it each week, each season.  This post isn't meant to try to dissuade anyone from that.  Instead, we just want to point out how our approach differs from The Biggest Loser approach.  It's relevant to many women because while they may […]

The Biggest Loser — One Fewer Guilty Pleasure

Beverly’s back with her thoughts on this popular television show that she observed several young women watching during her stay at Green Mountain at Fox Run. “I’ve been struggling with my response ever since,” she says. Yes, I’m among the millions who have watched “The Biggest Loser.”  Who will fall below the dread “yellow line.”  […]

Losing Big Weight Gains Ratings for NBC

NBC (a network w/ lackluster ratings), is a big winner with The Biggest Loser.  So, why did this show bring in such impressive ratings for its finale last Wednesday night?  One might argue the spectacle of witnessing dramatic and inspirational human transformation – or simply the spectacle. NBC executives announced last year that their show […]