The Biggest Loser: Real but Not Reality


by | May 28, 2014 | blog

We all know The Biggest Loser is great TV, and people truly are changing their lives on the show, but I think we can all agree it’s outside of “reality” for most people. We worked out 6-8 hours a day while we were on The Ranch and that is just not possible unless you are on the show.

But you don’t need a TV show to lose weight. I’m here to tell you the only reality you need is dedication to making a positive change in your life. It doesn’t matter if you are on The Biggest Loser or if you are at home. It is your dedication and determination that makes the difference. It is not the environment or the situation you are put in. It is what you do while in that situation. Believe it or not, way more people lose weight and get healthy at home than on a TV show.

First, you need to have the desire to change. Second, you’ve got to get started!

We spend a lot of time trying to decide when to start getting healthy. Please don’t try to plan your new journey around your birthday, anniversary or other special events. If you don’t get started today, those special days won’t be so special if you can’t enjoy them. If your desire is strong it will guide you through the unknowns and the hardships. Success will breed even more dedication as time goes on.

The biggest part of getting healthy is eating healthy, so begin with resolving to change those habits, and then start an exercise routine, the second most important aspect of your physical health. Just keep moving every day (whatever movement works for you) and strive to increase that time, speed, reps or weight each week. If you happen to hit a plateau then switch it up and try something new. You’ve got to challenge yourself to change yourself.

Also, please understand everything you go through in your journey to getting healthy and losing weight is going to be less challenging then it will be to maintain the goals you’ve reached. Please start your journey knowing this is a lifestyle change not a short period of hard work. Eating healthy and staying active can’t be bound by a time period; it has to continue for life. Make changes and create habits that are sustainable, not extreme, and you’ll find success.

Stay healthy my friends….

About O'Neal Hampton

After being diagnosed as a type 2 diabetic and weighing 420 pounds, O’Neal Hampton Jr. became a contestant during the 2010 season of NBC’s "The Biggest Loser." It was then that he was introduced to NuStep. Through the O'Neal Hampton Wellness Foundation, he educates others on the value and importance of exercise and nutrition. O’Neal Hampton Jr. is a NuStep spokesperson.