A new reality weight-loss series will be airing on Tuesday, May 31 called Love Handles: Couples in Crisis. The show takes a break from the contest-based format, like Shedding for the Wedding and The Biggest Loser, to take a deeper emotional look at the psychology of weight loss. The show follows 16 couples from different parts of the U.S., not only as they lose weight but also as their relationships change and evolve.
DietsInReview caught up with Ashley Koff RD, the dietitian for the new show, to talk about her experience on the show and the unique pros and cons of working with couples. The celebrity dietician recently worked on Shedding for the Wedding, making her no stranger to helping couples lose weight or to reality TV.
“What was really unique is twofold: it’s not a contest and we’re not taking people out of their regular lives,” said Koff. “So, they still have everything that’s going on in their world, on top of which they’re now shooting a show in their daily life.” Each episode will be an in-depth look at two couples.
Great news for all of us who seem to collect a bit around the hips! According to a recent research study in Cell Metabolism, a type of fat that accumulates around the hips and bottom may actually offer some protection against diabetes.
Researchers have long known that fat that collects in the abdomen, which is also known as visceral fat, can raise a person’s risk of diabetes and heart disease, while people with pear-shaped bodies, with fat deposits in the buttocks and hips, are less prone to these disorders.
Now it turns out that subcutaneous fat, fat found just under the skin, may be actively protecting people from metabolic disease. So as you don your bathing suit this summer, take some pride in knowing that your bit of extra pudge around your bum and hips is actually working for your health. That is news I can celebrate!