The Biggest Loser Contestants – How They Really Lose Weight
The Biggest Loser is over for another season, and there have been buckets of fat lost but how healthy is their weight loss?
In a previous post I outlined my concerns about The Biggest Loser diet products and how it does not promote healthy, sustainable weight loss, but now it has been revealed how some of the contestants bring in the big weight loss numbers each week.
In an article about the Lara and Leigh relationship situation Woman’s Day also write about what can happen to gain weight loss in the house.
In a desperate bid to survive and elimination from The Biggest Loser, contestants often dehydrate before a big weigh-in, Woman’s Day can reveal.
“They frequently cut down or stop drinking liquids two days before they step on the scales,” an insider explains. “If you do it right you can drop another two kilos and that may mean staying another week.”
With such a massive cash prize on the line, losing weight in a healthy way often becomes secondary. This year one team were known to eat well below the kilojoule intake recommended by their trainer.
“They were practically starving themselves and you rarely saw them go to the gym because they had no energy,” our source says. “When they did train, they were so malnourished they almost fainted.”
Even after the series ended, the extreme measures continued. After bingeing on lollies and chocolate at The Biggest Loser after-party, two contestants were also seen heading to the toilets and then overheard throwing up.
Other teams believed the Reds (Challenors) and the Blacks (Moons) had a secret alliance and helped each other get to the finals this season.
Rumours were also rife that one team had an insider in the house who gave crucial details before a challenge so they could train for it beforehand.
It would be interesting to know the trainers views on this, do they subtly condone these practices so their team members get to stay in the competition?
“The other contestants hated that they had that edge, ” says a rival contender. “Even when producers insisted that they tell them where the information was coming from, they wouldn’t spill.”