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