Is Reality TV Hurting Your Weight Loss Goals?

man relaxing in front of TV( — Reality TV shows focusing on weight loss have become all the rage. It’s obviously satisfying to see others battling the bulge…and it’s certainly inspiring when you see them get results. Suddenly, the “if they can do it, I can do it” adage becomes truer than ever.


Maybe not. The fact is, the truth is deceiving. What you see on TV is not necessarily what you really get. Past winners of The Biggest Loser have confessed to starving themselves and stop drinking water in hopes of winning the final prize. And it’s hard to know what happens once the curtain goes down and the contestants are out of the public eye.

And there are other reasons why these shows are just bad for you:

They Encourage Unhealthy Behaviors