So I'm obsessed with Extreme Makeover Weight Loss edition.
I've never watched the Makover version of Houses so I don't know how it compares.
I find it fascinating to meet these morbidly obese people trying to lose weight and take control over their lives. I know I wasn't near their positions when I started my own (slow) weight loss journey but it's hard not to find a bit of a myself in them.
It's so inspiring to see them conquering their demons and pushing through their pain to come out on top.
Last week the subject was a guy who weighed almost 500 pounds and was working with the adorable and perky (but not too perky) host to do that... but this guy kept eating in secret and lying to his family and the trainer and put almost all the weight he lost back on.
Turns out he's addicted to food and the episode ended with him checking into an outpatient therapy program.
I found it fascinating, I think most of us have grabbed an unhealthy snack or meal and then lied about it to ourselves or someone we felt accountable to... but when does that go from a bad habit to an addiction?
It's interesting to see the changing attitude about food and obesity, as more people start to think of this as a disease.
What are your thoughts on food addiction?