‘the biggest loser’

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

By Lisa Christie on 03/10/2014

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 But that’s an outdated and unrealistic approach to weight loss, says Kai Hibbard, a contestant on season 3 of The Biggest Loser. In […] Read more »

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Women, Weight and Wellness on the Web

By Lisa Christie on 02/07/2014

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 weight, but it’s safe guess […] Read more »

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The Biggest Loser: The Case of the Caffeine Pills

By Lisa Christie on 11/15/2013

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 Michelle Obama’s appearance as part […] Read more »

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

By Marsha Hudnall on 10/26/2013

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 causes people to […] Read more »

Biggest Loser, Big Turnoff?

By Marsha Hudnall on 10/26/2012

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 than participants who watched a […] Read more »

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