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The Biggest Loser: The Case of the Caffeine Pills

By Lisa Christie

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

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

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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