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Anyone see the new MTV Show "I Used To Be Fat..."

Sunday, January 02, 2011

I just watched it's first episode on MTV.com, and while I did enjoy watching the show, the girl on it lost 90 pounds in 111 days. Insanity!! She was doing intense exercise with a trainer everyday. Just thought it was a bit over the top I guess. She was just 18 years old, but I noticed it seemed the skin on her stomach was able to keep up and go back to where it should be. Just wondered if anyone here had seen the show, and if so what they thought of it.
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    It's taken me about 330 days to lost about my 100lbs, and I have no skin sagging anywhere (I still have fat sagging). I am going to go to the site and check this out!
    3826 days ago
    You are absolutely right. I know they mentioned portion sizes, but I wonder if they cut her calories an EXTREME amount to get that weight loss to happen. It'd be different if they said 'we are putting her on a 1200 calorie diet' or something so we would have an idea. That makes me skeptical because they didn't.
    3826 days ago
    I was so disturbed when she lost 14 lbs in the first two weeks. Then I was jealous. But yeah, an insane personal trainer like that can obviously make a big impact. What also bothered me was that food was barely addressed once she started working out. She must've changed how she ate too, but I want to know what she did.
    3826 days ago
    I don't like the Biggest Loser either, especially because they are taken out of the real world. At least on this one I will give credit because she was at home... BUT she was also 18, was able to cut back her hours working and what not to balance her schedule. So definitely very different. Plus I also think the motivation of a show following your every move and not wanting to fail is huge in terms of that. And you are right, it seems maybe they don't want people immetating it, so they don't go into details? What I really want to know is an update, like what happened months later, and how is she doing now, without support of the show? Maybe it's on their site... hmmm..
    3826 days ago
  • MORETA63
    I could prbably lose weight like that if I had a personal trainer hovering over me everyday, weighing every crumb of food I put in my mouth. I don't like these types of reality shows. (don't like most of them anyway.) Especially those like this, that aim for the younger demographic. Some young girl may see it, and think, if she can, I can, and try to do it on her own, and either, try to do it on her own, get discouraged and give up, or take it to the other extreme, and either turn into an exercize junkie, or develop an eating disorder. I wish some one would do a show on the healthy ways to lose weight, with real life examples.
    3826 days ago
    I wonder what kind of intensity they are going to take home after a show? I hope they are able to maintain a healthy perspective and help others with their new habits.
    3826 days ago
    I saw the same one. I had the same problem with it as I do with the Biggest Loser - they lose these extreme amounts of weight, yet don't really go into detail on how they do it. I think they leave the details out because they don't want people trying to lose that fast on their own, but yet the whole show is a promotion of losing weight that way. emoticon I was surprised at the lack of loose skin too, age or genetics working in her favor there, I guess!
    3826 days ago
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