I was amazed at what they had those people doing. 5 mph on the treadmill at 440 lbs! That's crazy! And the puke buckets? What?! My pastor would call that "insanitation" (insanely nasty).
I know the results of these types of shows are amazing with hundreds of pounds lost and lives changed forever! But I started thinking this morning, after reading some negative comments on how unrealistic the show is for the average person in the battle against obesity... "does this show give people unrealistic expectations of themselves?"
I don't think a "realistic" person is going to watch the show and expect that they can do the same thing on their own. I do think the show can be a great educational and motivational tool for people struggling with weight loss.
Here's what you need to know:
- You can get fast results with consistent effort and the right program.
- You'll do better with a "team" and a consistent accountability group.
- The more you know about the "why's" of weight loss, the more successful you're going to be.
- Encouraging someone else will get you through the roughest parts.
- I would probably punch Jillian Michaels in the face! (My opinion may change but as of right now, she's just mean!)