I tuned into Biggest Loser last night and was VERY disappointed in what their message has become. I remember back when Jillian was on the show she took one of the girls (whom I believe won it that season) out for a glass of wine. So why last night were they telling their contestants that they CAN NOT eat the foods they use to love anymore? Even during a commercial break Bob was telling someone they could not eat cake because that’s what got him there. Come on people, don’t you remember when your parents said “You can’t go to the movies with that person” what was the 1st thing you did? You disobeyed and did what you wanted.
I am so sad that they are not preaching healthy eating, smart swaps and most importantly how to eat the things you love in moderation all together as a package. Now, I have not been watching the show this season and I just tuned in last night, so it is fair that I may be missing something here. But when I saw that egg roll last night I thought “I want one, maybe I can get one and split it with my hubby for only 200 calories” taking your favorite foods out of your diet is a VERY BAD IDEA!
These people need to make some BIG changes in their life, and yes they need some really tough love. I just think they also need to learn how to eat the foods they love in moderation, not remove them completely from their lives.
So before I get off my Soap Box this morning, I just want to say never take the things out of your diet that you love. If you love Ben and Jerry’s ice cream make some smart swaps throughout the day so you have enough calories left at the end of the day to enjoy the hell out of that one scoop of creamy goodness! And this all comes from a gal who recently lost 130+ LBS!