January 2010 will start the new season of The Biggest Loser. Like most fitness-obsessed Americans, I can't wait for it to arrive. The drama of watching terribly misinformed fatties battle their bodies at the behest of underqualified gurus is breathtaking.
This year is supposed to have the heaviest contestant ever on the show. That's all well and fine in terms of how entertaining it will be to watch, but I have to be honest with you, I seriously worry about many of these contestants. They've lived a sedentary lifestyle for so long, and have so seriously polluted their bodies, and then you go and throw them into the gym with Jillian and Bob where they're working out 4 to 6 hours per day. I'm surprised that something bad hasn't already happened to some of the heaviest people.
It's one thing to have contestants who weigh in at 300 or 350 pounds, but 524 pounds! Geez!
I wish they would have a celebrity version of The Biggest Loser. That would heighten the drama even more, wondering if the celebrities we just can't help ourselves from stalking will end up in the hospital from the complications of their bizarre televised weight loss regimen. I know a lot of celebs I'd like to see Bob and Jillian train. I wouldn't mind seeing how Rush Limbaugh's weight loss would be if he worked out with Jillian a few hours per day. Or Bob training Rosie O'Donald, now that would be must see TV!
The way I see it, The Biggest Loser program is simply unsafe for the contestants. Don't be trying to fool all of America that going from a couch potato to a workout fiend inside of a week is good for you! But that wouldn't make good TV now would it. Either way, I'll be watching this new season of The Biggest Loser. I couldn't tear my ass off the couch if I wanted to!