That isn't to say that I haven't secretly wished I could be ON the show (sort of) (maybe) and lose all the weight that I need to in a few months-- but the realistic me knows that I would NEVER get up on a scale in a sports bra ON TV! Not is a million flippin' years!!! I was still glued to the TV watching all this.
I have always known that it is not healthy to lose weight as fast as the participants on the show but it is normal, I think, to applaud them at their success and HAPPINESS when they step on the scale and it is shown that they have lost 10, 15 or 20 pounds in a week. Most every diet 'expert' will say that losing 1-3 pounds a week is a good, safe amount to lose. So what happens to the body when a person sheds 20-30 pounds in a week? And then another 20 pounds the next week?
I read what Kai Hibbard had to say about being on the show (Season 3, one that I never watched!) and it is a real eye-opener.
Check it out here !!!!
I take most things that I read with a bit of skepticism but what she says really doesn't surprise me when I really thought about it.
But it is sad.
Reality TV isn't reality at all-- anyone can see that when watching any number of reality TV shows. Boring stuff doesn't make for good TV. If they have to film a 'surprise' scene 5 times, it isn't real anymore.
And the editing?
I often wondered if the whiny, mean people were really whiny and mean or just edited to look that way. A lot of conversations/situations can be made to look/seem/sound different if the whole thing isn't revealed.
I am not sure if I will keep watching the show.