The J.J. Experiment

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healsdata

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Posted: 17 Sep 2010, 18:37
On these forums, we typically agree that The Biggest Loser does NOT set the best expectations for real people who want to lose weight while maintaining their lifestyle. That was why I was happy to see one of my favorite sites running a series called The J.J. Experiment.

Essentially, they took ten people and introduced them to the primal way of eating and exercising. The series of blog posts is chronicling how they did, what struggles they faced and how they felt about it.

Part 2 was just posted today which reminded me that I wanted to post it.

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"There's no doubt that the Atkins diet will lower your cholesterol, weight and blood pressure and get rid of your diabetes, but then what?" asked Dr. Robert Rosati, the cardiologist who runs The Rice Diet Program Clinic, granddaddy of Durham's diet centers.

I guess there's really no pleasing some people. Laughing (Source: http://bit.ly/ekORk0)
k8yk

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Posted: 18 Sep 2010, 11:55
Wait, did you just say we generally agree TBL sets the best expectations? I would wholeheartedly disagree with that. They overtrain and under eat. They also push low fat Frankenfoods. And Jillian pushes "Cleansing" pills. Definitely NOT my idea of good advice/expectations.
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healsdata

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Posted: 18 Sep 2010, 15:33
k8yk wrote:
Wait, did you just say we generally agree TBL sets the best expectations? I would wholeheartedly disagree with that. They overtrain and under eat. They also push low fat Frankenfoods. And Jillian pushes "Cleansing" pills. Definitely NOT my idea of good advice/expectations.

Ha, thank you for catching that. I edited my original post to put the word NOT in there that I forgot.

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"There's no doubt that the Atkins diet will lower your cholesterol, weight and blood pressure and get rid of your diabetes, but then what?" asked Dr. Robert Rosati, the cardiologist who runs The Rice Diet Program Clinic, granddaddy of Durham's diet centers.

I guess there's really no pleasing some people. Laughing (Source: http://bit.ly/ekORk0)
k8yk

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Posted: 18 Sep 2010, 15:44
I was quite confused Smile
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healsdata

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Posted: 18 Sep 2010, 15:51
So yeah, the point I was trying to make (typos be damned) was that I think the J.J. Experiment is the opposite of everything you listed about Biggest Loser and still has a bit of the voyeuristic qualities.

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"There's no doubt that the Atkins diet will lower your cholesterol, weight and blood pressure and get rid of your diabetes, but then what?" asked Dr. Robert Rosati, the cardiologist who runs The Rice Diet Program Clinic, granddaddy of Durham's diet centers.

I guess there's really no pleasing some people. Laughing (Source: http://bit.ly/ekORk0)
odyssey

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Posted: 25 Sep 2010, 09:36
Part 3 is up - http://www.marksdailyapple.com/the-j-j-experiment-week-3/#more-15866
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