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DIY Reality Contests

The Biggest Loser Inspires People To Create Their Own Weight Loss Groups

— February 4, 2009 — Pop Culture
The Biggest Loser has been one of the most inspiring TV shows to hit airwaves in the last few years; unlike most reality shows, this one creates a positive life-changing impact for a lot of its viewers.

When people see contestants weighing in at over 200 lbs, some reaching into the 300s, their own weight loss goals don’t seem unattainable anymore. This has fueled a new DIY craze in the form of team-supported Biggest Loser inspired weight loss clubs.

Courant.com did a feature story on a group in Madison that participates in 12-week weight-in contests in their own community. Each member puts in $100, which goes toward a grand prize as well as toward weekly rewards like spa treatments or Wii Fits.

While each person takes care of their own meal plans and exercise regimes, the community-fueled competition serves as motivational fuel, especially leading up to weekly weigh-ins.

Could adding this extra element of community support be the missing piece in battling America’s obesity epidemic?
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