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.
In its continuing effort to portray teenagers in the most depressing light (16 and Pregnant, Teen Mom, If You Really Knew Me), MTV introduces its new reality series I Used To Be Fat tonight. Cameras follow several overweight recent high school graduates as they spend their summer before college getting into shape with the assistance of an incredibly peppy trainer. Essentially, it's MADE without the goal of being a prom queen or sports star at the end of the three months. Though the pure disdain for their trainers during their pushed-to-the-limits workout is probably still there.
Are you ready to sit on your couch, stuff your face full of junk food and get inspired by a bunch of teenagers trying to lose weight to reinvent themselves for college? You better be -- I Used to Be Fat is back for a second season, with a whole new cast of overweight undergrads yearning to look good for their new classmates and kiss their sorry high school lives goodbye forever.