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I am just curious about those who watch the biggest loser. My family is not overweight in any way, but we love this show and watch it every week. I have found that when we watch we crave junk food, or fattning food. we normally eat healthy every meal, but on Tuesdays nights - look out.
I was just wondering has anyone else found that show makes them hungry? I think it has something to do with all the talk about dieting or seeing these really overweight people. You would assume it would have the opposite effect. Someone at work said the same thing, the show makes them want to eat : )

Wed. Dec 5, 10:48am

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Not me! It makes me want to get up and go exercise. The contestants are a constant reminder of what happens when you eat too much junk foods. And when I see them busting their butts to lose the weight I think about all the whining I do just to get my much smaller behind to go do just 30 minutes of cardio.

Wednesday, December 05, 2007, 10:54 AM

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I'm with the previous poster. I usually eat the best on Tuesday nights. I think it's because the contestants on the show are a big inspiration. I try not to snack, and if I do it's always healthy.

I was really sad about who went home last night :(

Wednesday, December 05, 2007, 11:01 AM

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My husband claims that it makes him hungry too. It just motivates me to excercise more. I do sit ups and use my free weights while I watch.

Wednesday, December 05, 2007, 11:44 AM

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I find yself doing squats and leg lifts while watching the show... it makes me feel like a slacker. I have on one occasion ate a bowl of icecream, and did lunges through the house while watching the show.

Wednesday, December 05, 2007, 12:17 PM

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If I'm not watching it on the treadmill at the gym, I, too, find myself shoveling down the "wrong" foods.

Wednesday, December 05, 2007, 12:20 PM

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I find them all to be an inspiration as well.
I usually don't eat during that time. I think because I am more aware.
But I don't know about anyone else but my mind is always on food when I am watching my diet. Thinking when I can eat again or what I will make for dinner.... It is strange, the more careful I am the more I think about food.
I know if I fast I fight thinking about food constantly.
I have never heard anyone else comment about snacking during the show.

Wednesday, December 05, 2007, 6:07 PM

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This show is a strange phenomenon. Lots of people here at PT are completely hooked. I have to agree that it is completely inspiring that people move past a weight problem HOWEVER, I have trouble with the way they do it.

It's a contest and I find that upsetting ....the whole getting voted off the island thing is gross. Somehow I feel like America needs to be inspired by a group of people who come together to get fit and do something real like climb Mt McKinley. The show should model cooperation and support instead of a winner and a money prize and all the strategy and drama that goes into that.

The other thing is the challenges are weird...I watched for a few minutes last night and one of the women had a sprained ankle and one of the men a bad knee and they were jumping on a trampoline. What kind of modelling for "getting healthy" is that supposed to be? I turned it off after that.

Wednesday, December 05, 2007, 7:48 PM

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Bringing your body back from borderline diabetes, heart-disease and other major ailments is REAL. Being able to run a mile and not feel like you are having a heart attack is REAL. Seeing the smiles and tears on the faces of their very proud family members is REAL. So what if there is a prize. It fuels them and keeps them going. What do you think someone who climbs Mt. McKinley is after? They don't go up there just for the heck of it.

Wednesday, December 05, 2007, 7:57 PM

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Right on 7:57. I love this show and it completely inspires me. I cry with them and understand how it feels. I would give anything to meet these people and tell them how wonderful I think they are. I think its amazing to see the 200-300 pound people on the show now who are running miles after miles. I can't do that and i weight less than them. Its very inspiring and I hope to see the show continue for many years!

Wednesday, December 05, 2007, 8:52 PM

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I wish they'd edit it more responsibly. That idiot Neil referred to his two previous weigh-ins that yielded "single digit" results as a PLATEAU. He lost 8 lbs one of those week, can't remember the other. What does that do to the average joe's (and jane's) expectations??

Wednesday, December 05, 2007, 9:25 PM

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