Wednesday, November 25, 2009

The Biggest Loser - Health?

An interesting article from the NYT on the "dark side" of the show and some of their techniques:

Business / Media & Advertising
On ‘The Biggest Loser,’ Health Can Take Back Seat
Published: November 25, 2009
Some contestants of NBC’s “The Biggest Loser” say that dangerous weight-loss techniques are common.

Side note: Is anyone else a little skeezed out by the huge merchandise machine TBL has become?


DC Food Blog said...

I agree. The Biggest Loser juggernaut is getting kind of creepy with its merch and product placements.

Michael said...

The winner of the biggest loser in 2005 actually got a wild card entry into the Ironman World Championships. Here is a link to his coach's race report.
In short, he just missed the 17 hour cut-off to be an "official" Ironman finisher.