The Biggest Loser Season 14

The Real Biggest Losers? The Show's Audience

Yoni Freedhoff M.D. | Posted 03.16.2013 | Canada Living
Yoni Freedhoff M.D.

While I personally find The Biggest Loser to be an emotionally and physically abusive, misinformative, horror show, it's clearly beloved and trusted by many. And while my personal opinions shouldn't concern you, the peer-reviewed medical literature should. Along with being taught that obesity is treatable by means of incredible amounts of vomit-inducing exercise, severe dietary restriction, and never-ending servings of guilt and shame, the medical literature suggests viewers will also be taught that failure is an obese child's personal choice.