It's the best show ever. BEST. EVER.
1. The Inspiration Factor
The folks on this show start out big, and I mean BIG. Most of them have additional health issues such as bad knees or adult-onset diabetes. Shoot. Some of them have problems walking up the stairs to step on the scale. But, over the course of the show, almost all of the contestants experience a dramatic weight loss. I know we hear it everywhere we go, but obesity is impacting more and more people every year. This show proves that even folks with hundreds of pounds to lose can still get their acts together and turn their lives around. If that inspires more of us to change things around and get healthy again, then good on 'em.
2. The Lifestyle Factor
In the end, it's not about the cash prize that goes to the winner; it's about experiencing a lifestyle change. On the show, there's a heavy emphasis on the grueling workouts, but they also take time to address diet issues. Sure, I don't need much encouragement to hit the gym, but it does motivate The Wife and I to think a little harder about how we prepare our meals. Sometimes, even us 'healthy' Americans need a
3. The Car Crash Factor
I'll be honest. As much as we watch the show to get inspired, like a car crash on the freeway, we have to slow down to witness the carnage. People falling on the treadmill, passing out on the stair-stepper, barfing in the corner and having emotional breakdowns in the gym demand our undivided attention. Later on in each season, group 'alliances' and game-play rear their ugly heads and add to the drama. We love every minute of it.
We don't watch too many TV shows religiously, but we make it a priority to catch The Biggest Loser every week. It's the Best Show on TV.
Tomorrow: Why the Biggest Loser is the Worst Show on TV.