Previously, I have watched every season of The Biggest Loser Australia. I could relate to the contestants and I thought it was doing me good. Until last season I discovered a few things about myself that make me feel like watching it this year is not the best thing for me, so here are the 5 reasons I am not watching The Biggest Loser this year:
I cannot watch an episode of The Biggest Loser without having to eat. I know I’m not the only one who experiences this, and I don’t know why it happens, but I find myself snacking on junk far more while I am watching the contestants work out than while watching any other show. Obviously this is not a healthy habit, and I am trying to make healthy habits, so this is a no-go!
One would think that watching other overweight people would motivate me to get stuck in to losing weight myself, but it doesn’t. In fact, because I know the show is unrealistic in how it helps people lose weight, and so few of them keep it off in the long run, I find myself thinking 1. I can’t do it like that and 2. if it’s not going to stay off in the long run what’s the point?! So I do nothing, but snack [see reason 1]
This season’s “theme” is overweight people wanting to lose weight to love themselves or find love. Now if you have read this post you would know I already struggle with that! I don’t need a reminder! It’s just too close to home for me. I don’t need to put myself through that!
I have better things to do with my time than to sit watching a show that is going to depress and demotivate me, tempt me to eat more than I should and end up in a worse situation than I am currently in! I could use my time blogging, or reading, or even watching a show or movie I really enjoy if I need some down time!
I really don’t like how they make a spectacle of the contestants, ooh look how fat that person is! I don’t like the drama, and I don’t like the “game”. If it were just people loosing weight and being an inspiration, that might be another story, THAT might make me interested to watch.
So they are my reasons. I know a lot of people DO find The Biggest Loser motivating and inspirational and I am happy for those people that they do, but I am on my own journey and I have discovered that many things that work for everyone else don’t work for me. I need to find my own path through this jungle and watching The Biggest Loser this season isn’t a part of it.