Whoa! I had to do a double take when I saw this news! As a refresher, I was on Season 4 of The Biggest Loser. It really was the best time ever, I made TONS of friends, fell in love (and got heartbroken), lost weight, lived in LA for 4 months, and was on National TV. Unfortunately, come to find out the show wasn't healthy. The New York Times published a study from the National Institute of Health where they followed Season 8 and found out the show basically destroyed our metabolisms. It makes sense, I gained weight back SO FAST after the show. It was very extreme, and what we know now, we didn't know 12 years ago.
The new version, on USA Network, (not NBC the show's original) is going to be a more holistic approach. Which is exactly what it should be. It's been 12 years since I've been on the show and we know so much more now than we did then. Hopefully this new version helps people the way it should - mind and body.
"We're re-imagining The Biggest Loser for today’s audiences, providing a new holistic, 360-degree look at wellness, while retaining the franchise’s competition format and legendary jaw-dropping moments," said Chris McCumber, president of USA Network and Syfy.
Here's Episode 1 of Season 4!