Irresponsible! Index: The Biggest Loser Season 15 Episode 5

The Biggest Loser (Photo: NBC)
The Biggest Loser (Photo: NBC)

This week on The Biggest Loser we have irresponsible discussions about nutrition and the questionable virtues of caffeine pills. I’m so excited…I’m so…SCARED.

As a personal trainer and avid reality television fan, I find The Biggest Loser to be one of the most compelling and frustrating shows on television. Every week I rank the most appalling situations, quotes, and people on a scale from mildly irresponsible to downright dangerous.

Mildly Irresponsible

The women in the Beat Cancer boot camp have been through enough. Would it be too much to ask for Dolvett to stop yelling and remove his shirt out there?

I wonder how much of Tonya’s magical weight loss was due to diarrhea during her sick day.

Moderately Irresponsible

Biingo (of the inexplicable double-I) still says that he doesn’t like any vegetables. Shut up and eat the food, brat.

“Tapas Around the World” is clearly a euphemism for “we couldn’t agree on an entree for this challenge.”

Severely Irresponsible

All these morons think quesadillas are their golden ticket to a kid-friendly cooking challenge win. There are other potentially healthy foods out there to make! Show the nation!

Someone please get poor Craig a bro, or a manssiere if you prefer.

Criminally Irresponsible

How could they let Holley get those cornrows? And then remove them with no explanation? America deserves answers!

Jillian gives her team caffeine pills to help them lose weight. Typical. I am frankly shocked the trainers haven’t been caught pulling that kind of stunt before. Even if Jillian won’t apologize for her “professional” opinion, she could at least apologize for violating the rules of the show. (Fact: non-FDA regulated caffeine pills are not healthier than black coffee, which contains antioxidants.)

Shockingly Responsible

I have been giving that “drink more water” tip for years. Thanks, Chef Sam, for reinforcing Rule Number One, and without mentioning sponsor Brita! Figures they had to bring in a guest expert to actually be responsible.

Weigh-in Results

White Team (Jillian)

ContestantStartWeek 8Week 9+ / -PercentageTOTAL
TOTAL865648627213.24238
Jay29720720162.9096
Marie24919819263.0357
Tumi31924323493.7085

Blue Team (Bob)

ContestantStartWeek 8Week 9+ / -PercentageTOTAL
TOTAL135810661039272.53319
Bobby35827226931.1089
Chelsea24118518142.1660
Hap403332321113.3182
Matt35627726893.2588

Red Team (Dolvett)

ContestantStartWeek 8Week 9+ / -PercentageTOTAL
TOTAL1197896873232.57324
David40929929451.67115
Jennifer26620720073.3866
Rachel26017817173.9389
Tanya26221220841.8954

 

Due to Jillian cheating, last week’s weigh-in doesn’t count and Ruben will return to the ranch next week! Craig is sent home from Jilian’s losing team, because caffeine pills aren’t good for weight loss after all. Too bad, he seemed nice; I hope he finally gets the “support” he needs!

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