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The Biggest Loser Season 15 Discussion Thread *SPOILERS*

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by KungFuCow, Oct 16, 2013.

  1. Nov 13, 2013 #21 of 112
    nyc13

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    I'm struggling to understand the "cheating" angle, though. If it's true that they're allowed coffee (or tea) whenever they want, then what possible unfair advantage is there to allowing other forms of caffeine?
     
  2. Nov 13, 2013 #22 of 112
    JFriday

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    Caffeine can suppress your appetite and boost your metabolism, it also warns to consult your doctor if you have vulnerabilities which I imagine obese people under doctors care fall into that category.

    http://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/the-truth-about-caffeine.htm
     
  3. Nov 13, 2013 #23 of 112
    nyc13

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    That's an argument against caffeine without doctor approval, not about a specific delivery method of caffeine. And they've all had extensive physical evaluation already.

    It can also help in endurance (both by lowering perceived exertion and by sparing glycogen) -- two very good positive reasons I suspect for its use on the show. I'm an endurance runner and use it routinely (in the form of coffee) before key workouts and races.
     
  4. Nov 13, 2013 #24 of 112
    JLucPicard

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    That was my thought on it, too, though I thought it was kind of raw to make a villain out of Jillian to do it.

    When Ruben left last week, I thought "Well, there goes their ratings booster". As the controversy played out, I couldn't help but think it was just an orchestration to get him back on the show.

    And if I'm not mistaken, the White team would have lost the weigh in without all of that taken into account anyway.

    Made for some pretty impressive losses, though, jumping back to the previous week for their base weight!
     
  5. Nov 13, 2013 #25 of 112
    tcristy

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    Correct, White would have lost anyway. Since the contestants are actually weighed earlier in the day by the medical staff and not at the "weigh-in" we see, the producers knew going in they could "penalize" the white team without actually changing the results of the weigh-in.
     
  6. Nov 13, 2013 #26 of 112
    JFriday

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    But you can get a lot more caffeine in you faster and more conveniently by taking pills rather than having a cup of coffee with a meal. You can't have a trainer deciding what to put in there bodies and how. She broke the rule, therefore they had a rule on what they could give them?

    Does anyone think Ruben is really a big draw? He's been pretty low profile since idol.
     
  7. Nov 13, 2013 #27 of 112
    laria

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    I wonder if they knew ahead of time something was going on.

    There was a LOT of time between weigh ins... Bob mentioned when he was talking about the weigh in that it had been 2 weeks. Why such a long break?
     
  8. Nov 13, 2013 #28 of 112
    JLucPicard

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    Don't know about 'big draw', but I'd be willing to bet there are more eyes on the show because he's on it than there would be if that spot was filled by just another non-descript contestant.
     
  9. Nov 13, 2013 #29 of 112
    Dan203

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    They invalidated the previus week so their starting weight was whatever they were at two weeks ago.

    I too imediately thought it was a ploy to get the famous contestant back.
     
  10. Nov 14, 2013 #30 of 112
    laria

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    Ohhhh... I guess that part of invalidating the weigh in wasn't clear to me. I thought Bob meant it was literally 2 weeks since Ruben left. :)
     
  11. Nov 14, 2013 #31 of 112
    Cearbhaill

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    Well, from what I've heard from former contestants they play fast and loose with the concept of "a week" every episode and have all along.
    Or do we really believe that someone could lose 25 pounds in one week?
     
  12. Nov 26, 2013 #32 of 112
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    I'm really liking the red line and lack of voting drama this season.
     
  13. Nov 26, 2013 #33 of 112
    laria

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    Couldn't any of those other ladies help poor Holley apply her makeup? This week was not quite as bad as last week but yikes!

    I like the lack of the vote as well.
     
  14. Nov 26, 2013 #34 of 112
    Marc

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    I have a question for those who pay more attention to these kinds of things. Did Bob always have a gold tooth? I just noticed it for the first time tonight.

    I think I was paying more attention to him because of his new mustache for this season. It keeps catching my eye since I'm not used to it.

    Oh, and now Bob's out of the closet. Good for him! I guess the producers decided that it would be okay to have a gay trainer on TV.
     
  15. Nov 27, 2013 #35 of 112
    JFriday

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    I don't think he's always had the gold tooth, he's alsp added more tattoos since the show started.

    A always thought Bob was out of the closet?
     
  16. Nov 27, 2013 #36 of 112
    MLR930

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    I believe he always was out just never addressed it on the show.
     
  17. Nov 27, 2013 #37 of 112
    laria

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    Yeah, he's never mentioned it on the show before.

    I haven't noticed the gold tooth, but I also am usually only half watching/all listening and playing Candy Crush, so I haven't really been looking at him a ton. :)

    Also what is up with Jillian this season? It's like they replaced her with some super mellow person.
     
  18. Nov 28, 2013 #38 of 112
    bobcarn

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    I didn't notice the gold tooth, so I binged him and looked at some photos. It must be a new addition because most photos show just full pearly whites.

    I always feel bad when someone gets eliminated even though I know that no matter how well everyone does, someone WILL be eliminated. Over and over again. But I feel more bad about it with this show than other ones. All of these people are trying to get healthy, not just trying to win a prize. Do they just send them home?
     
  19. Nov 28, 2013 #39 of 112
    laria

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    He needs to lose that pornstache, too. :)
     
  20. Nov 29, 2013 #40 of 112
    Cearbhaill

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    I feel bad, too especially if it is someone that I really like.
    And I liked Holley quite a bit- some people just make me want them to have a nice long and happy life and she is one of those.

    I just keep telling myself that everyone but one is eliminated and the only question is in what order it happens.
    I hope she has kept losing- can't wait to see her next week as well as on the finale.
     

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