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The Biggest Loser – Those Scales Are Dodgy

As the trainers were weighing in last night to show their effects of their week of eating the same foods as their fatty contestants I started getting suss.

So Tiffany Hall and Michelle Bridges in their skimpy gym gear with their lithe bodies glistening they are then told they had  put on five kilograms each.

My first thought was bollocks.

As @soniamwoodward tweeted yeh I wish I looked like that after putting 5 kgs on.

Exactly anyone one whose weight goes up and down like a yo yo will know five kgs does have a noticeable effect on the body.

Particularly in the cases like these girls where they are tiny and are all muscle. Because quite frankly I couldn’t see any changes to physique or the face.

I thought they were all puking the foods back up.

The Biggest Loser are no strangers to fudging as we know that the weekly weigh ins are not weekly so they can get bigger weight losses. But this manipulation of the trainers weigh in was just a sham.  I prefer it when the show is more about the contestant’s and their journey not some ham acting by they trainers. However, I bet Commando is going to be the big star of this season.


1 Jen { 02.04.11 at 2:45 pm }

OMG, i feel so naive. I didn’t know the weekly weigh-ins were not weekly! It’s like finding out that Santa doesn’t exist all over again!

2 Liana { 02.04.11 at 2:45 pm }

I would have to agree that when I was watching last nights episode when the girl trainers were weighing in I thought that is dodgy. I think the guys Shannan and Commando actually did put on weight cause they actually ate the contestants food and kept it down without throwing up.

3 Wurstsemmel { 02.04.11 at 2:56 pm }

You summed this program up perfectly RR with your ‘bollocks’ appraisal. It’s all that needs to be said about the whole TBL thing. Once this show started spruiking TBL meal replacements, it ,ost me.

Still, on the topic of food, no MKR?

4 Reality Raver { 02.04.11 at 3:08 pm }

I blogged Mon, and Tues, but the Sydney heatwave got to me and I hit a wall and had to go to bed.

5 Soni { 02.04.11 at 3:45 pm }

Despite the absolute bollocks of it all I have to say I’m missing it not being on on Mondays and Tuesdays. I think the family dynamic will make great TV. There are bound to be some huge barneys and really who gets on your nerves more than your family at times.
Loving the commando and a masterstroke putting him woth the all girl team. Should make great TV

6 JG { 02.04.11 at 4:23 pm }

I was a BL addict last show but I can’t motivate myself to care about the families version. I relate better to individual journeys.

7 brain dead dave { 02.04.11 at 5:16 pm }

I like Commando but fear he’s going soft after seeing the group hug he initiated.

Ah Biggest Loser… do I love thee?

Let me count the weighs.

Sharlene’s a classic,reminds me of Noeleen from Sylvannia Waters.
This show is so bad,it’s absolutely addictive. All Fraudmantle Media lack is a Coliseum and a few lions.

8 Culinary Boner { 02.04.11 at 5:25 pm }

Last night was lame. And explain to me why this show’s considered ‘family entertainment’?

What we really have here folks, is a simple fetish piece – virtually in the mould of one those dodgy movies or docos SBS runs after 10.00pm. I say ‘virtually’ though because the cast are too dull/ dumb to feature in the real deal.

Dont believe me? Well, then try this for size.

Get off on watching people crying at the drop of a hat? Well, you’re catered for!

Got thing for bulima and watching chicks heaving and barfing, embracing the bowl, whilst revealing bum crack? Tick that one off!

Progressed so far with your chubby-chaser perversion that you now need to perve on industrial-strength, hardcore blubber? This be the show for you, you sick puppies!

Like seeing people tortured to breaking point, but too squeamish for video-nasty torture porn movies like Saw? Well here you can feast your eyes on fatties being abused, held in evil-looking McMansion compounds against their will and made to subsist on tofu and spirulina and whatever shit Michelle Bridges thinks is food. And there the lucky ones compared to those in Tiffany’s no carbs/no nothin’ torture camp. Sure, there’s no blood, but you can still see their pain. And now we’ve done families, the Gen Ys in production are calling for the ‘human centipede’…. ‘cept this fat bugger’ll be more like the ‘human witchetty grub’.

Not able to sufficiently indulge your secret lust for tatts, tramp stamps (on blokes mind you) and chicks with six-packs? Well we’ve got this and more. Hell, this show’s brimming over with 100% bogan goodness. And as a bonus, we’ve even plumbed new depths for inane personal trainer speak that’d put any NRL coach to shame. We’ve done so well, you need to by us a beer…oh and pie.

9 Anonymous { 02.04.11 at 7:00 pm }

I bet the trainers water-loaded before weighing in.

10 Wurstsemmel { 02.04.11 at 7:50 pm }

Sorry to hear that, RR. Sharing your pain.
Hope you’re feeling better….cooler weather forecast Monday.

11 Rhu { 02.04.11 at 9:01 pm }

I didn’t know the weekly weigh ins were not weekly either. Is thereproof of this? Not that I am doubting you at all, I’d like to read more about it

12 brain dead dave { 02.04.11 at 10:59 pm }

At Camp Biggest Loser it’s the toilet plumbing that gets the biggest workout….locals complained of the stench several years ago , forcing the obesity circus to shift it’s operation.
From recall previous years contestants have talked out of school about the anomalies re the the “weekly” weigh ins. Since then I’ve assumed that can be maybe from four days to a fortnight or so in Fraudmantle Media’s mindless arsenal of suspense stategies..
Also the whales aren’t necessarily restricted to Spartan crill .The year that Sam won indicated that the Losers can have murky “extras” in their fridge…. like Thousand Island Dressing and ” low fat ” chocolate topping. They’ll lie and steal for “extras’ and have been known to sink to sabotage where these calorie cracking condiments are concerned. To put it bluntly, at Camp Biggest Loser fridges,kitchens and toilets get used more often than Charlie Sheen’s crack pipe.

13 Culinary Boner { 02.08.11 at 2:33 pm }

“I bet the trainers water-loaded before weighing in.”
They were probably also banned from having a dump for a week. Something that would be easy to enforce by, as pointed out above by BDD, only allowing them to use the facilities the contestants use.