Once again, as it happens with Facebook, I’ve heard a lot of people trashing The Biggest Loser and NBC for creating it.
I don’t get it. What I see is a TV Show, with a lot of concerned people working on it.
The Biggest Loser, for those of you that haven’t heard of it, is a television show broadcast in many countries (23 so far). It first started in the United States in 2004 and it centers on overweight contestants attempting to lose the most weight to fight for a cash prize. There are different variations of the Biggest Loser around the world. Each country has made its own adaptation to the show; however, the contestants always have the same goal: to lose the highest percentage of weight (or most weight) to become the Biggest Loser. The Portuguese version started this year and it’s already on it’s second season.
I truly believe that, apart from the entertaining side of the show, it really helps people. Not only the contestants and their families – and they have been saving people’s lives – but also the ones watching. And the fact that they used the rise of the ratings to start a Biggest Loser Club and a Biggest Loser Ranch (where people can go for a period to get help on their weight loss journey) has to be viewed as positive.
Also, during the shows, at least with the original version, the American one, you can learn so much! They really explain things in a way every one can understand. And they start with the basics, telling which kinds of foods you should avoid and which you should eat more.
I know that this is just my point of view but I’m thinking that if you don’t like, don’t trash it and don’t judge the ones that do. I’ve heard people and read online some comments that are so aggressive that kinda make me angry. Really, if you don’t want to give it a chance and watch it with an open mind, don’t. But it just seems to me that you there’s so much energy spent trashing stuff, energy that could be used in building something positive. But that’s just what I think.