Wow… just, WOW! This is one of the most profound t.v. shows about weight loss I have ever watched.
The premise of the show is to pair up a trainer with a client. Ok, nothing new there but then… the trainer has to GAIN weight and then lose it at the same time with his/her client. I’ve watched three episodes and every single trainer has had an arrogant, superior attitude about the weakness, laziness, undisciplined character of the client. “They just need to get control of themselves… eat less and exercise more.’. This is a sentiment I hear often whether it is on social media or in real life. people who do not have weight issues have no clue about what food addiction and obesity do to a person. But then… the trainers begin their weight gain journey and whoa baby! Suddenly… they get it.
One trainer in particular seemed not to have much compassion for his obese client. When he went on his weight gain journey he said, ‘These fast food burgers taste magical!’. No sh!t, Sherlock. They taste ‘magical’ because a great deal of time and money has gone into finding The Bliss Point. The Bliss Point is the perfect combination of sweet (usually extreme sweetness) perfectly paired with salt/savory so that your taste buds do a happy dance. Each and everyone of the trainers so far has mentioned how their bodies began to crave junk food. These are people who are already high disciplined. They carefully measure out portions, they do meal prep, they workout, etc. A few weeks of eating out and they are hooked. Just like the rest of the millions of obese Americans across the nation. Bliss Point is no joke people. If you can get the fast food/cola monkey off your back, that’s half the battle. Between being dead dog tired at night and not wanting to spend an extra hour or so on your feet cooking, the convenience of fast food and the yummy taste, you are fighting a very difficult battle. People who have never had this issue cannot relate. Do you know who would relate to you? A recovering junkie.
If you are someone who has never had a weight issue, stop being judgemental toward those around you who do. It is no joke. It is no laughing matter with a quick fix or easy answer. people who are overweight do not need, ‘tough love’. They just need to be loved, accepted, and given compassion. Here is a LINK to an episode of the show. I hope you will watch it and if you do, let me know what you thought.