Last night mom and I watched the season finale of the Biggest loser. This season, I never watched once, but just from the finale, I could tell that the results were amazing. I started to get curious about how in the world a person loses that much weight, and thought of the guy who lost 26 pounds in one week. A GOOD weight loss, that is recommended by Doctors, is no more than 10 pounds a month. When I was exercising, I lost 10 poinds the first month and 9 the second month. That seems healthy, and realistic, considering I was working my ass off, eating VERY carefully, and not taking any drugs or supplements. I really started to wonder about that, and then today, MSN runs a story (interview with a doctor) who explains how people are able to lose that much weight that rapidly. It was interesting, and he brought up points that I hadn't really thought about, like how these people have NO JOBS when they are doing this, a personal trainer, and an optimum diet. Not to mention 3 hours of excercise per day. 2 hours of cardio and 1 hour of strength. The average "exercising" person in the real world might get 1 hour of exercise 3 times a week. So that's 3 hours for the average person, versus 21 hours for the "biggest loser" contestant. Not to mention that they are cutting their calories consumed by about 1/3 their previous diet and working off way more than they consume.
Here's the article http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/9880085/
And for those of you who are curious, the photos of the 15 pound burgers are taken at Denny's Beer Barrel Pub, the Guiness Record Holder for the largest burger. And yes, they are the same pub featured on the Hardee's Thickburger commercial. How cool is that? Here is there website:
http://www.dennysbeerbarrelpub.com/ and a great article about their 11 pound (and other large) burgers. You can view their location, the menu, their beers on tap, and the process of making an 11 pound burger - as well as tiny "Kate" their current contestant who holds the record (also in the guiness book) for eating their entire 9 pound burger- it's all on the Denny's Website. Check it out.