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remedios remedios 10 years
yeah the mother thing is stupid. nuts and beans are much better ways of getting protein, without any cholesterol. and the average american already eats a ton of protein anyway, so I don't think that we need a reminder as to how to get it. that being said, I'm always feeling guilty for watching reality shows, but this one (and a few others) are different. At least this one isn't so much about watching people be mean to each other or be pathetic irresponsible drunks. Here, there's something positive going on for the participants. I like reality shows more when they focus on the premise and not the surrounding drama.
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 10 years
If ignorance = me eating a huge bloody steak than i will gladly make a t-shirt proclaiming it so!! *note I am perfectly healthy, despite me being a voracious carnivore, and despite me occasionally eating fast food. Its all in moderation. I think tonight i will eat twice as much meat, just to make up for one vegetarian in this world.
StaceyMae StaceyMae 10 years
I'm not a strict vegan. I drink coffee and have the occaisonal french fry, but I also know that's it's really bad for me and try my best not to do it. I DON'T PUT OTHERS DOWN FOR EATING MEAT, I PUT THEM DOWN FOR BEING IGNORANT. The whole reason I posted was because several non-vegans made some un-educated remarks and I felt the need to say something -just the same as you would if you felt someone was commenting on a subject they weren't educated on and you were. If you can't handle the truth about animal products do you really think you should be consuming them? I can't imagine someone coming on here and saying, "smoking is bad for you, people shouldn't smoke." and then a bunch of smokers getting angry. Why? Because our society is more educated than they used to be when it comes to cigarettes. We know it's bad for us. It's the same thing with animal products. Only, our society isn't as educated and not only people get hurt but so do animals.
ccsugar ccsugar 10 years
To add to Spectra's comment... It's true, they do shop at Walmart. KIDDING! But seriously, obesity is a major problem, I see people who are this big on a regular basis. I can't imagine how/why people like this would let themselves go, but they do. It really is sad.
Spectra Spectra 10 years
To EllaBella--I'm afraid to tell you that YES, such obese people do exist. I see people that weigh 300+ lbs probably every day in my town. Especially at the All-You-Can-Eat buffets or at Walmart (for whatever reason, they seem to shop there). There is a man that lives down the street from me that is so heavy that he can't walk anymore...he uses a special wheelchair. It's these people that need the weight loss tips on Biggest Loser, but I'm guessing most of them don't watch the show.
ambermarie ambermarie 10 years
StaceyMae- im not really sure where you come off inferring that im ignorant, you obviously dont know me so id appreciate you keeping YOUR ignorant responses to yourself, anyways im sick of overbearing vegetarians, eat what you eat and ill eat what i eat, if i wanted your lecture on what happens to meat i would ask you, i was simply saying the trainer has a right suggest meat in a diet just like you would have the right to not suggest it, furthermore, the people on this show are morbidly obese and put things a lot worse things than meat in their bodies, its already hard enough for them to learn healthy eating habits let alone learning how to make up for all the nutrients theyd lose in meat with vegtables, like tons proteins, essential acids, iron and Vitamin B 12. And as for the fat and other bad things in it, thats why theres little thing called moderation and everything is bad in excess. And im sorry hunny but eating a chicken and eating a dog are completely different, unless you have flippin chickens as loving domestic pets, which i do not. In the end, i do respect your choice to not eat meat so respect my views thanks.
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 10 years
Mmm babies, now I am hungry. Anyway, The people watching this show, and the people who are overweight in this country need REAL tips for losing weight, and in reality these people are not frequenting fresh markets and going vegetarian. They go to Fast food joints, they eat processed food they go for the meals that are easy to make and are comforting because they are familiar. To show someone that a grilled chicken sandwich at Mc D’s is better than a Big Mac is the right thing to do, you don’t say to them “avoid mcdonalds all together” its not realistic. Eventually, they will learn the right choices. Plus I am not going to get cancer by eating a grilled chicken sandwich once a month from a fast food joint. I personally “know” half the food I eat, because my father butchers his own protein. Chicken, rabbits, cows, pigs, and I have helped him do it. No hormones, no “torture” just good yummy meat. I love this show by the way, makes me cry!
tabloidprincess tabloidprincess 10 years
I love this show. It has me hooked everytime. I only saw this on the style channel over the summer and it really helped me get motivated.
Buffy2103 Buffy2103 10 years
I meant eating a chicken and a DOG are very different. Sorry! :)
Buffy2103 Buffy2103 10 years
Please. Eating a chicken and a dg are VERY different, and if you can't see why on your own there is no reasoning with you. Get off your soapbox, enjoy the show or just don't watch. I love the show, i love Bob and I thought his comment was great. He meant it partially as a joke, but he is right. If something has a "mother" it is protein. And as Rachyrach pointed out, he was saying things with mothers are protein, not that all proteins have mothers. We get it, tofu has protein too. But some people like to eat meat. I'm actually not one of them, but I could care less if other people do.
Hootie Hootie 10 years
So happy Jillian is back! The show wasn't the same without her... Go Black team!
StaceyMae StaceyMae 10 years
Ambermarie- the reason people take the "If it had a mother..." comment so seriously is because it is serious!!! Your comment just goes to show how ignorant our society is when it comes to health and nutrition. So many people have illness due to eating processed animal products. Obviously you have no clue what they do to a chicken before it hits the grocery store. The trainers on this show say, "If you go to McDonalds, get a grilled chicken breast." Gee, why not just ask for a side of cancer? Not to mention the torture these animals go through. I don't get why American's are horrified and repulsed to hear that in other countries they eat dogs. What's the difference between torturing a chicken and injecting it with a bunch of hormones than doing it to a dog? Hey, I hear it tastes the same in the end anyway... Ignorance is bliss, right?
Renees3 Renees3 10 years
I've never gotten into this show really, but I just started my own fitness routine so I watched it. I was AMAZED by Jerry, the 62 yr old that lost 30 lbs. He's so amazing! I lvoe the blue team! But really it's just a great inspriation and I love that even when someone gets kicked off, they show you that they still are pushing. Amber lost like 60 lbs (i think) after getting kicked off. Whatever it takes to motivate people! I think it's awesome. As for the protein comment. Bob obviously wasn't saying that only things with mothers have protein. He was saying it as a quick answer to someone saying they didn't even know what protein is and that they'd need some help identifying it. It's just a quick helper, not a end all identifier. But regardless I'll be tuning in to root for everyone!
LadyP LadyP 10 years
Never watched the show but it seems interesting! Could be pretty motivating for me! I love the protein theory!
rachyrach084 rachyrach084 10 years
The quote is simply saying if it has a mother, its protein. not the other way. its not saying, "if its protein, it has to have a mother" i watched the biggest loser marathon (i forget what channel) a few months ago, and got hooked! i'll be watching again :)
darkoblivion darkoblivion 10 years
I really enjoy this show. I think the reason they lose so much weight (more than just a few pounds) per week is because if you think about it, that's ALL they do is exercise. They don't have to work, take care of children, chores, responsibilities etc on the Biggest Loser Campus. If everyone trying to lose weight did absolutely nothing but exercise and concentrate on their diet, they would lose a substantial amount of weight as well. I admire anyone trying to make a change in their life of that caliber. Even if it is on a reality show. :)
EllaBella EllaBella 10 years
For us in europe it is really weird to watch this show. Obesity is a growing problem here too but still so very far from the epidemy it is in the US. I mean what we call overweight here is probably normal+ in the US. Those people in this show seem so unreal to me. I mean do so overweight people really exist???
ambermarie ambermarie 10 years
haha wowww, i think you people are taking the 'if it had a mother its protein' comment way too seriously, get over it, hes a guy and a trainer so its no surprise meat would be a big part of his diet, im sure he gave them other details too whether they showed it or not anyways, i love this show and go black teammm
beingtazim beingtazim 10 years
never heard of it.
mizlynz mizlynz 10 years
Has a woman ever won The Biggest Loser?
ccsugar ccsugar 10 years
OUCH Bahia, that was harsh!! I like this show a lot, it's one of the few I watch on a regular basis. One thing I dislike, though... When some of the contestants lose 15, 20, 30 plus pounds a WEEK, that seems a little extreme. I've always heard that it's bad to lose more than a couple lbs per week. I realize that a lot of that weight was probably just fluids, but still... seems a little unhealthy and excessive.
Spectra Spectra 10 years
I kind of like the show, but I disagree with the fact that they only go by pounds lost. One of the winners of the past seasons (I forget which one) lost 120 lbs on the show, then gained back 80 once the show ended. That kind of ruined it for me. Another one of the contestants was using major diuretics and colon cleansing to lose the most weight before the season finale. Although, it does prove that if you work out hard enough, you can drop some major poundage.
susanec susanec 10 years
But even flipflopping the mother comment to make it vegetarian still doesn't quite work (I am one as well) because as noted, it misses seeds, nuts, beans, dairy (yes, I know), soy, etc. It's too simplistic, which sets up more problems. Nitpicky, yes, but if you're really going to teach people about nutrition and choices, then teach the bigger picture.
Bahia Bahia 10 years
I'm glad they weren't really sending those people home, that would be very cruel and setting them up to fail. I've never watched this show before except for a few episodes here and there over the years. I think I'll keep watching. I also watched it because I think you, Fit Sugar,the writer of this section seems to enjoy watching shows with over weight people just to make youself feel better because you have a group of people to knit pick, so now I can defend the hard working people on it when ever you make rude little remarks and try to pass them off as nice. Fakerrrr!
the-kid the-kid 10 years
I like "If it had a mother..." because it translates into a vegetarian mantra effortlessly. If it had a mother, you definitely should not eat it.
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