I’m sorry to say that the program was a total piece of crap.
Cynthia McFadden, a former client of mine that lost a ton of weight and was profiled in Vogue magazine, basically did an hour of puff on weight loss.
Here are some of the highlights:
1. YES, the photos in magazines are all airbrushed. No one looks like that in real life. It’s a joke and one of the biggest offenders is a VERY famous talk show host.
2. Most women starve themselves, then binge. That makes total sense. Your body is starving on many levels, and then you eat like a crazy person.
3. When anyone loses 100+ pounds, your body does NOT look the way it does in magazines. I’ve been in this business for 25 years. When you lose that much weight, it isn’t pretty unless you do a lot of surgery.
I guess it’s just sad that this business is SO huge, but filled with such deception.
By the way, not one person on the show sited any research. That’s where I really fault ABC for not getting the facts.
Do we really need a lot of time devoted to the people who run Us Weekly to tell us what sells. Extreme weight loss sells, but it doesn’t last. All that lasts is the money that the issue made for the publisher.