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A look at The Truth About Sugar

A look at The Truth About Sugar

The BBC is broadcasting a new show called The Truth About Sugar, which will follow four people as they eliminate excess sugar from their diet. Their challenge? Consume only six teaspoons of sugar per day. Prior to the challenge, all four individuals collectively consumed about 119 teaspoons of sugar daily, a number that has been drastically reduced to 24 teaspoons.

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The Biggest Loser spawns irresponsible comments about bariatric surgery

The Biggest Loser spawns irresponsible comments about bariatric surgery

Despite how weight-loss surgery has proven time and again to be effective at helping overweight individuals lose weight, the procedure remains surrounded by stigma in the US -- much like plastic surgery procedures such as liposuction and tummy tuck surgery. Why does weight-loss surgery have such a negative reputation in a country in which one out of every three people is obese? Sadly, the media is partly to blame for sharing and spreading misinformation about the safety and efficacy of weight-loss surgery.

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“What Not to Wear” season premiere features gastric bypass patient

“What Not to Wear” season premiere features gastric bypass patient

A popular show in the TLC lineup, What Not to Wear returns on January 8, kicking off its eighth season with a woman who underwent gastric bypass surgery in 2006. After losing 170 pounds, she struggles with how to dress her new figure in clothes that are neither too skimpy nor too baggy. Makeover experts Clinton Kelly and Stacy London help her learn how to buy clothes that are both flattering and age-appropriate.

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On ‘The Biggest Loser,’ Health Can Take Back Seat

On ‘The Biggest Loser,’ Health Can Take Back Seat

Now in its eighth season, NBC's hit show "The Biggest Loser" has garnered criticism from doctors and nutritionists not affiliated with the show. The rapid weight loss techniques used on the show can cause serious medical problems, including an irregular heartbeat and dangerous reductions in electrolytes and potassium. At least two former contestants have admitting to using dangerous fasting and dehydration techniques to lose weight. Earlier this season, two contestants were hospitalized following a one-mile race.

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Open casting call for new weight loss show

Open casting call for new weight loss show

A new weight-loss show coming to ABC is currently holding open casting calls. Producers are looking for men who need to lose 200 pounds or more, and women who need to lose 150 pounds or more.

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