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Wednesday, February 9, 2011: I Used to Be Fat

by Angel Cohn February 9, 2011 6:00 am
Wednesday, February 9, 2011: <I>I Used to Be Fat</I>

If you are tired of watching the same-old-same-old crap on The Biggest Loser, give this MTV show a try. It's inspiring (or at least attempts to be) to teens (and the grownups who watch MTV) who are overweight and desperate to get healthy. In some ways, it's more fascinating, because this show focuses on kids who have been fed the foods that their parents provided (usually lots of processed junk) and are now planning on heading out to college where they'll be forced to make their own decisions about food. It's sort of the perfect time for an intervention.

The show takes a high school senior, gives them the summer to lose weight with the help of a constantly present trainer, and then sends them off to college with a new body. It's a real confidence booster... in most situations. It remains to be seen if that will be the case for tonight's teen Kirsten. She's been overweight her whole life. In her preview video, she talks about shopping in a little kid plus-size section (sad!) and then stuffs her face full of this amazing looking spreadable cheese in a giant plastic cup. I'm sure the point is for me not to want to eat it, but it looks oddly delicious and gross at the same time. Anyway, I presume the first thing her trainer will do is throw that and the raw cookie dough she consumes regularly in the garbage.

See if it pans out for the best, or if the cheese wins, tonight at 10 PM on MTV.

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