Don’t Watch The Biggest Loser

I’ve never been a fan of the Biggest Loser.  In general, I always felt that the show is sending a negative message to America about exercise and fitness. I can almost go as far as saying that the show has single-handily set back the fitness industry decades.

The whole show is based on the idea that the only way you can lose weight and be in top shape is if you workout to near death…the harder and longer the better. Nothing can be further from the truth. You have seen in my “Forever 27” Workout report that it only takes a few short workouts per week to get the body in great shape as long as you eat right.

In addition, I feel that the show discourages people from starting an exercise program. People watch that show and say…if this is what I have to go through (overtraining) to lose weight…then no thanks.

Finally, there is a study that backs up what I have felt for years. I was reading about it in Science Daily. It explains that after watching the Biggest Loser people had negative feelings about exercise…. I never felt that the show was motivational like the media would lead you to believe.

I just want to reinforce that you are doing the right thing by not overtraining no matter what you might read in a magazine or watch on TV. Be smart about your training and eat right.

Best – Mike Cola

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Mike Cola has well over 50,000 hours of hands-on personal training experience. He started his own personal training studio in1989, Mike Cola Fitness, which is located in New York.Connect with Mike @ Google+

3 Responses to “Don’t Watch The Biggest Loser”

  1. I couldn’t agree more! It puts the fear of god in me!!!!!!! To maintain that level of a fitness program surely you would need to dedicate all day, every day to ot! Excellent if you have the time and money for it. It’s amazing to see the results but I have learnt that you can do all the cardio, weights and healthy eating you want but if the mind is not adjusted it’s a waste of time. Once I broke my food addiction, the work outs, strength, confidence and most of all results came so much quicker and easier. I was one of the many who watched and believed that having a trainer scream at me and killing myself on a treadmill was what I needed. Wrong! Asking myself why I looked and felt the way I did was the first and biggest obstical of all. Find what’s right for you and the kick it’s ass!!!!!!!!! Good luck all. I’m right behind you! 🙂

  2. Yup, the reason why many people fear committing to workout programs or quit too early is because of the belief that an insane level of intensity or willpower is required to see results. I’ve had that mindset before, and this made whatever workout or diet program seem so torturous and insurmountable even before I had started. It almost always guaranteed my failure right from the start! Nowadays I just treat working out like relaxation – feeling good when working out or doing any program, and not worrying so much about the results is key for me. Also, I start small, take baby steps. Any small results I experience then becomes a positive spiral upwards

  3. Not only does it give over-fat people that need to exercise a bad opinion of exercise, I think Jillian gives personal trainers a bad rep too. I can’t see how anyone would accept that kind of verbal abuse. Oh, wait, for a chance to win a huge lump of cash, ok, I get it!