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Authorities probe Biggest Loser over doping allegations

Southern California authorities are eyeballing The Biggest Loser over doping allegations connected to the long-running NBC show, according to a report. Much of Loser is shot at the sprawling King Gillette Ranch in Calabasas, and thats where investigators want to know if contestants are given illegal drugs to manipulate their show performances, Los Angeles County...   Read More... http://nypost.com/2016/05/31/authorities-probe-biggest-loser-over-doping-allegations/

Biggest Loser Producers Deny Forcing Contestants to Take Weight-Loss Drugs

"Contestants are told at the start of the show that there is zero tolerance for any weight-loss drugs."   Read More... http://www.vulture.com/2016/05/biggest-loser-deny-mandatory-weight-loss-drug-use.html?mid=full-rss-vulture

Biggest Loser Alum Blames Show For Weight Gain: Biggest Mistake of My Life (VIDEO)

The Biggest Loser could have a massive problem on their hands.  Read More... http://feeds.wetpaint.com/~r/wetpaint/latest/excerpt/~3/OGYFFsY6lbE/

Biggest Loser Pushed Drug Use to Lose Weight, Ex-Contestants Say

Former contestants of The Biggest Loser claim the show encouraged drug use for weight loss, including amphetamines and diuretics. Bob Harper was my trainer, Joelle Gwynn of 2008s Couples season told the New York Post . He goes away and his assistant comes in. Hes got this brown paper bag thats bundled up. He says, Take this drug, itll really help you. It was yellow and black. I was like, What the f--k is this? After taking the pill once, Gwynn surmised, People chastise Bill Cosby for allegedly offering meds to women, but its acceptable to do to fat people to make them lose weight. I feel like we got raped, too.   Read More... http://www.thewrap.com/biggest-loser-drugs-weight-loss/

Biggest Loser fed us illegal drugs to lose weight: ex-contestants

Lezlye Donahue survived Hurricane Katrina. Going on The Biggest Loser, she says, was worse than that. Its my biggest nightmare, she says, and its with me to this day. Following a controversial study that claims to explain why almost all Biggest Loser contestants regain massive amounts of weight, numerous ex-Losers reached out to The Post...   Read More... http://nypost.com/2016/05/22/biggest-loser-fed-us-illicit-drugs-to-lose-weight-ex-contestants/

Why Biggest Loser Contestants Gain the Weight Back

The Biggest Loser is notorious for having former contestants gain back much of the weight they lose on the show, but a new study says that might be more attributable to biology than anything else. The study, published Monday in the scientific journal Obesity, was conducted by Dr.Kevin Hall, an expert on metabolismwiththe National Institutes of Health, and examined former Biggest Loser contestants to gain insight into why drastic weight loss so often doesnt stick.   Read More... http://www.thewrap.com/why-biggest-loser-contestants-gain-the-weight-back/

The Biggest Loser's Jillian Michaels Is Engaged to Her Longtime Partner

  Jillian Michaels proposed to her longtime partner, Heidi Rhoades, on Tuesday's season finale of her reality show Just Jillian . Michaels brought Rhoades to a movie theater, where the couple's family and friends were also in attendance. She played a fake movie trailer made up of photos of the couple ...   Read More...   http://www.tvguide.com/news/the-biggest-losers-jillian-michaels-is-engaged-to-her-longtime-partner/?rss=breakingnews

VIDEO: Why The Biggest Loser's Bob Harper Is Still Speechless From a Julia Roberts Encounter 20 Years Ago

  Bob Harper , host of The Biggest Loser , is just like the rest of us: he has his weaknesses when it comes to eating right, and he can have a freak out moment when meeting a celebrity too. In this video, Harper recalls having a... ..Read More...   http://www.tvguide.com/news/video-why-the-biggest-losers-bob-harper-is-still-speechless-from-a-julia-roberts-encounter-20-years/?rss=breakingnews

'The Biggest Loser' Season 17: Before and After Photos

Season 17 of The Biggest Loser gave us double the win (or rather, loss) in its finale. Though there were only 2 "winners," each contestant made some drastic life changes and the results speak for themselves. Check out the the contestants amazing transformations below.   Read More... http://www.buddytv.com/slideshows/the-biggest-loser-season-17-before-and-after-photos-52934.aspx

'Biggest Loser' Trainer Settles The Diet-Vs.-Exercise Debate Once And For All

What's more important: diet or exercise?     You might expect a fitness expert to toe the line between the two, emphasizing the importance of balance rather than one over the other. But not Bob Harper -- not anymore, anyway.   Harper, a long-time trainer for "The Biggest Loser" and now the show's new host, says he is often approached by strangers seeking weight loss advice. As he tells "Oprah: Where Are They Now?" , he used to avoid choosing sides, so to speak.   Read More....   http://feeds.huffingtonpost.com/c/35496/f/677094/s/4d8c3691/sc/14/l/0L0Shuffingtonpost0N0C20A160C0A20C10A0Cbiggest0Eloser0Ediet0Eexercise0In0I92191420Bhtml0Dutm0Ihp0Iref0Ftv0Gir0FTV/story01.htm