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A Past Winner Defends ‘Biggest Loser’

This show has changed the lives of thousands of contestants from in excess of 35 different countries and territories

Funny, but as a past winner of "The Biggest Loser," I find it kind of odd that journalists would take the word of a couple of disgruntled morons and consider them gospel. "The Biggest Loser" has changed the lives of thousands of contestants from in excess of 35 different countries and territories, not to mention millions and millions of fans from all over the world, and because some idiot claims that in order to win a few bucks, took his life, health and well-being into his own hands by dehydrating himseld until he urinated blood … now, it's a bad show??

Now, about the so-called physicians who claim that the show highlights unhealthy methods of weight loss … I can tell you that they didn't hear that from my doctor. In fact, I'd be interested in finding out which past contestants are their patients. If there are none, then these so-called professionals should stop speaking out of school and offering opinions based on hearsay and conjecture.

Honestly, I feel that these "people" have no integrity for the practice of medicine, if they should make statements based on assumption and not fact.

I figure that these doctors say such idiotic things for one of two reasons. First, they might never have had the same success with helping a patient lose substantial weight to get healthy. Second: Considering that fit healthy and well patients don't visit the doctor as often, perhaps it is a ploy to try and keep their patients fat and unhealthy, so that they can be assured more college money for little Johnny.

Either way, I'm quite sure that they didn't interview my doctor, or the doctors of any of the other successful "BL" contestants, because mine told me that he thinks I'm his healthiest patient.


I always look forward to watching the show — and especially the finales —  so that I can witness more positive change, no matter what Ryan and Kai think about it … or those dummies who speak just to hear their own voices, yet have no clue, for that matter, about that which they speak about and offer "professional opinions."

Bill Germanakos was one of 18 contestants on the fourth season of the NBC reality show “The Biggest Loser." The twin brother of Jim, who was also cast on the show, Bill is 41 years old, from Lynbrook, New York. He’s been married to wife Stephanie for more than 15 years, and the two have three children, ages 14, 11 and 8.