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Former Runner-Up Claims 'The Biggest Loser' Won't Show Contestants In Love Until They're 'Skinny Enough'

The Huffington Post | Alanna Vagianos | Posted 05.16.2014 | Women

"The Biggest Loser" has faced a fair share of controversy for promoting what critics consider unhealthy and extreme weight loss. Now, a former contest...

'Biggest Loser' Runner-Up: 'Fight For Your Life Because Nobody Else Will'

HuffPost Live | Kira Brekke | Posted 04.29.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

After this past season's highly controversial "Bigger Loser" finale, the show's runner-up joined HuffPost Live to explain how he took what learned on ...

Proof That Michelle Obama Is The First Lady Of Awesome

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 04.22.2014 | TV

This is the biggest Michelle news since Ashley and Mary-Kate Olsen got their memory back after falling off that horse on "Full House." Michelle...

The Impossible Becomes Possible: Channel Your Inner Dachshund

Bridget Fonger | Posted 05.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Bridget Fonger

The dachshund is my new hero, and when I am next battling a "shark" in my own life, I think I will remember how this little pup conquered his -- like when I run my next marathon.

Lauren Duca

The Big Fat Lie The 'The Biggest Loser' Has Been Telling Us

HuffingtonPost.com | Lauren Duca | Posted 02.27.2014 | TV

It's no secret that "The Biggest Loser" is unhealthy. Outlets like The New York Times itemized the hazardous medical implications of such extreme and...

What You Don't See: Behind the Scenes With 'The Biggest Loser' Nutritionist

Cheryl Forberg, RD | Posted 04.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Cheryl Forberg, RD

I am always asked if I've had favorite contestants over the years. Naturally I do, but I haven't singled anyone out. Rachel Frederickson would definitely be high on this list. From the beginning of the season, she has been positive, inquisitive and focused in terms of learning and living the eating plan I teach.

'Maybe I Was A Little Too Enthusiastic'

Posted 02.14.2014 | Healthy Living

Days after sparking an onslaught of headlines and tweets concerned about her drastic weight loss, "Biggest Loser" winner Rachel Frederickson, who lost...

'The Biggest Loser' Is Society

Annie Schugart | Posted 04.14.2014 | Teen
Annie Schugart

The biggest problem isn't the debate over The Biggest Loser or Frederickson; the biggest problem is that society is constantly a critic (excuse the irony that I am criticizing society for being critics). Perhaps it's human nature to criticize, but where is the line when it has gone too far?

From Tonsil Hockey to the Cryathalon: Olympic Sports We'd Much Rather Watch

Hulu.com | Posted 04.08.2014 | Comedy
Hulu.com

Here at Hulu, we actually prefer our sports to be of the imaginary sort, turning our favorite shows and characters into legitimate athletes and pitting them against each other in battles of skill, grace and screaming matches.

Anna Almendrala

Has 'The Biggest Loser' Finally Gone Too Far?

HuffingtonPost.com | Anna Almendrala | Posted 02.06.2014 | Healthy Living

Some fans of NBC's weight loss reality show "The Biggest Loser" are expressing outrage over the show's latest champion: 24-year-old Rachel Frederickso...

The Reality of The Biggest Loser for a Formerly 400-Pound Man

Tony Posnanski | Posted 03.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Tony Posnanski

I believed that if life would just slow down for one second, I could change mine. I thought that the show would be the only thing that could save my life. Disability could help me for a short time. Anything to get me on track. Life did not stop for me. It does not stop for anyone

A Different Take on New Year's 'Intentions'

Donna Jean Freberg | Posted 02.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Donna Jean Freberg

"Ring the bells that still can ring. Forget your perfect offering. There is a crack in everything. That's how the light gets in." (Leonard Cohen) It ...

'Fitness Is A Mental And Physical Process'

Reuters | Posted 02.22.2014 | Healthy Living

By Dorene Internicola NEW YORK, Dec 23 (Reuters) - As celebrity trainer Dolvett Quince challenges and prods obese, unfit contestants t...

'Biggest Loser' Contestant Sued After 'Gaining Far Too Much Weight'

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 07.11.2013 | TV

A former "Biggest Loser" contestant is being sued by a fitness firm that reportedly claims she gained "far too much weight" after entering into a cont...

Michael From 'The Biggest Loser': 'I Want My Son To Be Proud Of His Dad'

Posted 06.16.2013 | Healthy Living

At 444 pounds, Michael Dorsey started season 14 of The Biggest Loser as the heaviest contestant. After losing 136 pounds on the show, Dorsey continues...

Bob Harper Is Really Into CrossFit

Posted 06.09.2013 | Healthy Living

Bob Harper, trainer on The Biggest Loser and all-around fitness evangelist, is not hiding his love for CrossFit. What's more, the CrossFit community l...

PHOTOS: 'Biggest Loser' Hopes Not To Be One In Real Estate

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 05.08.2013 | Los Angeles

When "Biggest Loser" star and trainer to the stars says "jump," I believe the proper response is "how high?" And we fully expect that her real estate ...

'Biggest Loser' At-Home Winner Gina On Her 113-Pound Weight Loss

Posted 04.22.2013 | Healthy Living

Danni Allen was crowned The Biggest Loser's official season 14 winner. But Gina McDonald, 48, of Hoover, Ala., took home $100,000 as the at-home winne...

Leah Lost 122 Pounds: 'I Finally Feel Good About Myself'

Posted 04.19.2013 | Healthy Living

Got a success story of your own? Send it to us at success.stories@huffingtonpost.com and you could be featured on the site! Name: Leah Smith Age: ...

'Biggest Loser' Winner Danni On Her 121-Pound Weight Loss: 'Jillian Michaels Kicked My Butt!'

Posted 03.27.2013 | Healthy Living

The Biggest Loser crowned a winner, Danni, in the season 14 finale of the NBC show last week. We caught up with the recently-crowned Biggest Loser to ...

Biggest Loser Runner-Up Jeff On How He Really Lost The Weight

Posted 03.22.2013 | Healthy Living

Earlier this week, The Biggest Loser crowned a winner, Danni, in the season 14 finale of the NBC show. But the newly-size 4 Danni isn't the only conte...

The Reality of Beating Yourself Up, Jillian-Style

Jean Fain, L.I.C.S.W., M.S.W. | Posted 05.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Jean Fain, L.I.C.S.W., M.S.W.

Weight loss by criticism is more than TV reality, it's the American way. If you want your body to be all that it can be, you can enlist a relentless trainer or do the job yourself. After all, you are your own worst critic. Here's the problem with berating yourself thin: It only gets you so far.

Tone Up With Alison Sweeney

Posted 02.01.2013 | Healthy Living

Try these moves -- from celeb trainer Steve Lee -- that the "Biggest Loser" host swears by. Do them three days a week, one to three times per sess...

Biggest Loser Recap, Episode 5: Healthy Eating On A Budget

Sarah Klein | Posted 03.31.2013 | Healthy Living
Sarah Klein

After an emotional Danni explained how she hated seeing Pam go in last week's episode, the Biggest Loser contestants returned home to find that all the food had been taken from the kitchen. "You've got 10 overweight people," said the Blue Team's Michael. "You don't mess with our food!"

Is Waterboarding the New Motivational Weight Loss Technique?

Brandt Passalacqua | Posted 03.20.2013 | Healthy Living
Brandt Passalacqua

If I were running The Biggest Loser, it would be the most boring TV show ever. People losing a few pounds a month doing light exercise for short periods of time doesn't have the same ring to it.