A study in stark contrasts. First, you have what is arguably the worst health promotion idea ever created…The Biggest Loser. I think The Biggest Losers are the people who created, produce, and “star” in this drivel, and the companies that buy the ad time to keep it afloat.
On the other hand, you have coaches like Marc Halpern who are other teaching meaningful material to people struggling with body weight and telling it to them straight. Marc’s advice is sound, strategic, understandable, and sustainable. None of those adjectives applies to anything done on The Biggest Loser.
The Guardian: ‘It’s a miracle no one has died yet’: The Biggest Loser returns, despite critics’ warnings. http://google.com/newsstand/s/CBIwvaagsic
We can do much better than this.
Permanent change can only happen when we get out of our own way and use an objective system. It’s easier when we know what it requires:
Problem solving skills . . .
and a plan.