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The Biggest Loser UK
The Biggest Loser
Member Name: lulu984
The Biggest Loser
Advantages: Motivating and changes lives
Disadvantages: Dragged out from time to time
'm not usually one to watch these types of programmes. I love my reality shows, but I tend to watch the ones that feature America beautiful rich people, where the scenes are quite clearly re-enacted for dramatic affect. However I ended up watching the first episode of The Biggest Loser UK out of boredom and I was hooked from that moment on. It doesn't take much to get me hooked for the record!
The Biggest Loser follows pairs of overweight unhappy and unhealthy people, whether they are mother and daughter, cousins, sisters-in-law etc, who have all made the decision they want to change their lives and ultimately win a prize fund at the end of the series.
The show starts by introducing us to each of the contestants and showing us a bit of a back story, so we can learn about how they got to the weight they are currently at. Watching the show is an emotional rollercoaster at times, with the joys when weight is lost and changes are being made, to the rocky moments when they have to confront their pasts, feelings and fears to be able to overcome them and make significant changes.
There are two trainers Rob and Angie, who shout like drill sergeants at the contestants and certainly put them through their paces in workouts, whether they are in the gym or in the great outdoors. Not content until their team are breaking a sweat in every orifice of their bodies possible!
Davina McCall presents the show. Every week Davina summons the contestants up on to what I can only describe as the Worlds Biggest Scales. For the weekly weigh in, contestants are in competition with each other as to who can lose the most weight. Their weight loss gets put down as a percentage on their whole body weight. Whoever has the lowest percentage at the end of the weigh in, risks being voted off by their fellow competitors.
Every week the competition gets shaken up in some way, whether it is changing the teams around, mixing the original couples up and given them various temptations for the chance to win advantages at weigh in.
The contestants live together in a house and have to learn how to cook filling and nutrious meals for themselves, so they can continue to diet and exercise in the event of them being sent home. Even if the contestants get sent home, they still stand a chance to win the other prize of who loses the most weight out of everyone who left the competition early.
What I find nice about this programme, is it actually does help and change the lifestyle of these people and quite honestly the prize fund is literally just icing on the cake. The real prize is having a new skinny lease of life that they have never experienced before.
My favourite part of the programme has to be the moment that everybody waits for, which is the finale, when we see all the contestants in their final weight and find out the winner after weeks of rooting for various different people.
Some people are seriously unrecognisable from when we first met them. Although the competition is tough between them, it really does seem as though everyone is happy for each other when all is said and done.
I'd recommend watching The Biggest Loser to anyone, because it motivates you in ways you wouldn't even think of. Not all of it is about weight either and it really gets you thinking.
Summary: Reality TV at it's best