I watched with the mrs. last night. I am not a big fan of how they try to put up such big numbers every week. I do not feel it is healthy to lose 5 pounds a week, much less 10+ like they do some weeks. The trainer guy was really upset at the one team that only lost 3 pounds each. 3 pounds is a LOT of fat. I feel bad for normal fat people that watch the show and get discouraged at only half or one pound a week, when really that is awesome.
I watch parts of that show. I’m starting to get annoyed at how they cut to commercial right before something important. I understand WHY they do it but I find it annoying.
I like Jillian as well.
I often wonder about the weightloss myself, I mean, I’m sure these people gain muscle during their time there as well. But I’m thinking that these people are so overweight that 5-7 pounds a week isn’t that unhealthy. I know that when I weighed in at 212, the first two weeks where I made a real effort I lost 10 pounds, then I lost 6 pounds the next week and 4 the next. I was around 190 after two months. Then it really started to slow down to 1-2 pounds per week. I imagine if I weight 300 pounds I could get 7 pounds a week pretty regularly for 6 months.