TV Weight Loss & are they entertaining, inspiring, infuriating
Reality shows about weight loss dominate television. Why have they become so popular? And are they entertaining, inspiring, infuriating —or all of the above? with former Biggest Loser contestant Ken Canion
While the shows’ focus on health and fitness is arguably inspirational, it’s difficult to say whether the vicarious thrill of watching actually inspires positive changes in viewers — most of whom are, let’s face it, couchbound through the entire viewing experience. And many leading fitness experts cringe at the shows’ prescribed weight-loss methods, most of which would not translate well to real life. Reality-based weight-loss TV shows have proven irresistible to the American public. One of the most popular, The Biggest Loser, regularly attracts more than 10 million viewers a week. Now in its 11th season on NBC, the mega hit has spawned a spate of wannabe programs that have helped turn weight loss into a spectator sport.
Our Guest Ken Canion
As a cutting edge entrepreneur and marketing guru, Ken doesn't just talk business, he lives it. He is the founder of three successful grassroots companies that have been featured in Black Enterprise, Source, and Essence magazines. He has also been highlighted on CNN, QVC, and the Home Shopping Channel. Recently, Ken was a contestant on NBC's hit reality show "The Biggest Loser".
Pound bye Pound is a weight loss blog that will follow the journey of four women, all traveling different paths to get to their weight loss goals. Along the way we will be sharing our losses and victories, posting recipes and reaching out to each other for tips, tricks and support.