The grand finale of season 16 of hit reality show “The Biggest Loser” will air next week on January 29th. However, you shouldn’t watch it. Moreover, convince your friends and family to avoid it as well. Why, you ask?
Very well. Here you go:
1. The Biggest Loser shames its participants as if they are lazy. A study published in the journal Obesity concluded that watching just one episode leads viewers to dramatically increase their own hateful biases towards obese people.
2. The Biggest Loser idolizes fast and unhealthy weight loss. Some participants lost as much as 20 pounds a week. A healthy pace is 1-2 pounds a week at most. This lets the body and digestive system gradually adapt to the new weight.