Tuesday, January 4, 2011

MTV's I Used to be Fat

The Biggest Loser isn't the only weight loss related reality show out there that you should be watching!  MTV rolled out I Used to Be Fat last week, and I really think it is worth your time.

Every week the show covers a teenager that is graduating from high school and using the summer before they are going off to college to change their lives through intense diet and exercise.  The teens run the gamut of the home coming queen to the lonely fat girl that is being home schooled due to being made fun of.  The one thing they all have in common is their desire to finally take control and responsibility of their eating and their lives.

This show really hits the nail on the head.  Exercise is hard work, changing your life is hard work, but if you are willing to put forth the effort you will see results.  There is no candy coating.  It is AMAZING to watch the transformations of these kids and to know they have their whole lives ahead of them.

Gabriella the homecoming queen.

The first episode covered a beautiful girl named Gabriella who is popular but unhappy with herself because she is heavy.  She has an overbearing mom that nags in a negative way and she is lost when it comes to the right way to eat and work out.  Thank God she has a great personal trainer named Katie that kicks her heiny and gets in her head to turn Gabriella's whole outlook around.  When she reveals her thinner self at the end, it is a total inside out change.  And you can tell that it is going to be a lasting change.

I Used to Be Fat airs on MTV on Wednesday nights (with plenty of repeats)-- set your DVR!

Here is a clip of this week's episode:


  1. I love this show! Discovered it this past week, and was going to recommend it on my blog too. Thanks for posting!

  2. Never heard of this, dang, wish I had MTV. I'd like to check it out, I'll have to look online.