Everyone has been talking about Rachel Frederickson, the winner of the US Biggest
Purger Loser. She lost an astonishing 155 in just 7 months, about 5.5 pounds per week on average (read more here). I can’t believe TV networks are still airing this shit – fat contestants are turning to dangerous methods to lose huge and unsustainable amounts of weight for a cash prize.
What I hate most is the fact that it’s setting a bad message to overweight people. Anyone can lose a huge amount of weight in a short space of time if they try hard enough. Is it healthy? No. Is it sustainable? No.
Thin body, FAT mind
On my diet years ago I restricted myself to about 600 calories a day. I lost 8 stone in about a year and a half. Yes ok I was thin, but my mind was still fat. I hadn’t taught myself long-term sustainable ways to live my life as a normal sized human being. Instead, I taught myself how to purge myself for a year. What happened when I came off my diet? Yes, you guessed it, I piled it back on.
Marathon, not a sprint
If you’re trying to lose weight don’t watch the biggest loser. They’re losers for turning to purging. Health experts say you should be losing 1 or 2 pounds a week. It’s meant to be a marathon, not a sprint.
As for the long-term sustainable eating plan… I’m still trying to figure that one out 🙂