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El Creador del Biggest Loser Tiene un Programa Nuevo en Español Para Combatir la Preocupación de Obesidad

by Kelsey Murray

En enero 2012, Univision, la más alta calificación de televisión en español en los EE. UU., va a presentar “Si Se Puede.” Este programa de televisión es de Dave Broome, el creador del “The Biggest Loser” y es para Hispanics que quieren perder pesos y mejorar sus vidas.

Cada programa va a presentar tres o cuatro familias que competir en varios desafíos. También, el programa va a tener entrenadores personales y nutricionistas. “Si Se Puede” va a tener un sito del web con recetas saludables y un programa de ejercicios para la gente que verén el programa.

“Si Se Puede” presenta la preocupación por la obesidad en la comunidad hispánica. En este tiempo, los Hispánicos tienen la problema segunda más grande con obesidad y los afroamericanos tienen la más grande. Esperamos que este programa vaya a disponer un ejemplo para las familias con personas que necesitan perder pesos para tener una vida saludable.


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Casting Call: Overweight Women for Weight Loss Talk Show

three ball productions logoThe producers of The Biggest Loser are looking for women who have 50 to 100 pounds to lose to be on a new ABC daytime talk show. The women who are cast will receive a trainer and a nutrition plan to help them lose weight without leaving their job, home or family.

The show promises to help women who have let children, family, work, or other circumstances take priority over their health. “Since you’ve been focusing on others, finally, here’s a show that is focusing on you!” says the promotional information from 3 Ball Productions, creators of the new show. Women looking to be cast should be easy to relate to and willing to share their stories.


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Spanish Language Weight Loss Show Announced From the Creator of Biggest Loser

By Descygna Webb

In January, Univision, the highest rated Spanish-Language network in the U.S., will launch Si Se Puede, which translates to It’s Possible. The show comes from Biggest Loser creator Dave Broome and will be geared towards Hispanics that want to lose weight and improve their lives.

Each show will feature three to four families engaging in several different challenges. The show will also have a team of personal trainers and nutritionists. The show will provide fans with recipes from the show and a fitness regimen through an online tie-in.

This new show addresses the obesity concern among Latino families that has previously been somewhat neglected. Currently, Hispanics have the second highest number of incidents of obesity, with African Americans being the highest. Having a show featuring families making changes and losing weight can provide education for those that might be interested in losing weight.


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The Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition Diet

We had an opportunity to speak with dietitian Paulette Lambert, RD, CDE from the California Health and Longevity Institute about ABC’s new show Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition. She’s the dietitian behind the scenes working with the eight individuals whose journeys will be featured on the show.

The eight participants are considered super obese, a classification for those who are more than 200 pounds overweight. Lambert explains this level of obesity, and how it affects more than 10 percent of the U.S. population.

She also explains what the diet looks like for the participants – a low-calorie, balanced diet made of lean proteins, fruits, vegetables, carbohydrates, and healthy fats.

Click here to see our interview.



OWN Introduces X-Weighted to a US Audience

X-Weighted Show LogoStarting last week, the Oprah Winfrey Network began airing X-Weighted, a Canadian reality weight-loss show. There have been five seasons of the show, the first three of which followed individuals and the last two seasons followed families.

Unlike The Biggest Loser, X-Weighted does not involve any kind of competition, nor does it follow multiple story lines at once. Instead, each episode follows one obese individual or family for four months. They begin to address the causes of their weight problems and start down the pathway to a healthier life. X-Weighted works to document both the successes and struggles of weight loss.


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