The Biggest Loser – Season Premiere – Do People Eat That Much?
This year the show looks like it is going to focus more on the trainers rather than the host. In all the pre-publicity this year and on the posters and she was in one scene in the debut episode.
This year they are mixing it up a bit with four teams consisting of families, and a new trainer Tiffany Hall has joined Michelle, Shannon, and the Commando to knock the contestants into shape.
Tiffany is a good edition to the show, as she is easy on the eye, and natural on camera. Each trainer gets a family.
The Westren Family were to be trained by Shannon It consisted of a mother, father and son, plus the son’s girlfriend.
The Challenor Family consisting of three uncles and a nephew, will be trained by Michelle. This team allegedly has the show’s heaviest contestant ever when he weighs in at over 260 kgs.
The Moon Family which consists of two sisters, and two cousins will be trained by the Commando.
Tiffany they new trainer will be training the Duncan family, all siblings.
As usual this episode was meant to make the viewer feel revulsion and pity towards the contestants, and this year for the first time ever the trainers had to go live with the families for a week and eat what they ate.
The contestants must have exaggerated what they ate as they couldn’t eat all that crap on a daily basis and still be alive. Also how do they afford it?
Tiffany might have been in hell having to eat and drink what they were eating, but her diet appears to be just as extreme but at the other end of the spectrum. At the pub meal she turned her nose up at the garlic bread, and said the brushetta would keep her going at an elite training level for two days. WTF was the bruschetta deep fried in duck fat?
Conversely I was also amused when the brother Jarrod about how great the flavours were in the chicken parmagiana Tiffany was eating. It looked like a pretty dodgy one. But I don’t think what she ate and drink should have brought her to tears. However it should be noted she is lactose intolerant hence the puffed out stomach.
I bet there are some viewers who would like to hear “I’m hear to stay” from the Commando, but his all female team were pretty non-plussed on hearing the news. Sarah has an interesting back story with a father who was a junkie so did not get regular meals.
Also I was shocked when Kellie admitted her kids eat MacDonald’s most days. Is she depressed? Is that why she is so unmotivated to cook for her kids. I must admit I was shocked by that.
Interesting enough when Michelle turned up to the Chinese restaurant to meet her family there were no other customers there. So a set up for the characters, and I suspect they were told to over order. Later in the episode I did feel sorry for her having to eat a hotdog, and she did puke up eventually after eating some cream.
When Sharlene the mum from the Westran family was told she had to strip down to their underwear in front of family and friends she said “no” and got teary. Didn’t she realise that in a few months hence a million viewers would see her semi-naked body?
A good start to The Biggest Loser and more drama is expected this week with them hinting one of the contestants quitting. All fingers are pointing at Sharlene at this stage but would Channel Ten make it that obvious?
And of course the trainers arrived at a meal time.