Q: Celebs who lose weight for those weight programs.

MdavidK30
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I was wondering your opinion on celebrities who decide to gain weight and then lose their weight, to promote some sort of weight-loss program or eating program!

Do you think its safe and healthy? These celebrities  are being paid a lot of money to gain weight,
then try their program and become their promoter for their lose weight program!

Just how safe is that for the person? And, is it right for these programs to advertise this way?

How do people who are indeed overweight feel about those celebrities who gain weight and lose their weight just to get paid?

The latest person is Sarah Palin who has lost a lot of weight (she wasn't so heavy to begin with) to endorse a weight loss program which promotes still being able to eat your comfort food.
MdavidK30 posted Oct 10, 2012
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nthsll
I wasn't aware that some were being paid to gain weight first. The only person I knew of who intentionally gained weight in order to lose it and come away with a different perspective was some exercise guru who was only promoting his own stuff. If they are doing what you suggest...yeah, that's just unhealthy.

As far as the programs go, I think most promote unsustainable weightloss without lifetime commitment to a meal plan that the company promotes. The one that seems most feasible is Weigh Watchers, which basically teaches people healthy food choices.
nthsll (rep: 12.4k) posted Oct 10, 2012
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MdavidK30
I know. But, there are a lot of celebs who get paid to gain weight or just lose weight.
MdavidK30 (rep: 3.56k) posted Oct 10, 2012
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nimrodboy3
just curious..but how do you know they get paid to gain weight? i've only seen where celebs are paid to lose weight. usually the weight loss programs will go to the celebs who are a bit weight-gained, and offer them a great amount of money to try their diet.

do i think it's healthy? i think it's healthy to get to a healthy wait. whether it means doing a diet or doing a regular exercise regimen, i think weight loss is great. keeping it off is another story, since most people aren't great at that portion of the regimen.

keep in mind, the body is crazy resilient. celebs have private fitness trainers who train them for hours a day. and though it may seem like a ridiculous amount, it's part of their job. they get paid millions to look good and stay fit. you and i may get paid for 8 hours of doing an office job or something, but they get paid to workout for 8 hours and maintain their body figure.

i'm not saying i approve of such practices, but i don't think it's wrong for celebs to try to lose their weight using a diet program. if a diet program came up to me and said they'd pay me to prove that their diet program works, i think i'd take them up on it. get paid AND lose weight..seems like a win-win situation to me.
nimrodboy3 (rep: 68k) posted Oct 10, 2012
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MdavidK30
Well, I don't think they actually told Sarah Palin to gain any weight beforehand- but I do recall in the news, that one celeb did indeed get paid to gain a whole lot of weight in order to try their program to lose weight!

You're right about they have their trainers and all during the day and this is the image they have-which is why is it a good idea for these folks to be the ones promoting this way of eating/lifestyle?
Normal folks such as you and me, who aren't famous and have personal trainers at our every way of life, will think if they can lose that much weight doing this amount of exercising or eating less, than so can I! You hear too many cases of people who end up having anorexia. Whether celebs or not, people who are not extreme overweight should not have to be concerned about losing weight!

These big celebs have gone into the losing weight scheme in order to make more money. And to them, it makes it look so easy. Just pay this or that. While the celebs are getting paid for their promotion, we are the ones who are shelling out the money for these companies to make a profit! Not only that, it may not work as well as it does for those folks who have a strict diet and healthy lifestyle. We may think all we need is to follow this weight program and we're good. What people don't realize is that there is a lot of self-control, exercising involved too.
They sometimes leave that part out, and make you rely only on their meals program!
MdavidK30 (rep: 3.56k) posted Oct 10, 2012
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nimrodboy3
i don't know..i feel like most diet regimens will tell you that you need to exercise as well..but most people just don't do it. same with drugs..there are a few drugs on the market designed to help you lose weight..but that's the thing..it helps you lose weight. people are always trying to find a "magic bullet" and they think that if they just eat the pill only..or eat the specific meal only..then that's all they need to do to get results.
nimrodboy3 (rep: 68k) posted Oct 10, 2012
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MdavidK30
Thats exactly my point... meanwhile everyone else is making money on the whole deal... and with the right exercise, and eating the right foods - on your own- it's possible, without spending the extra money for all these lean meal programs.
MdavidK30 (rep: 3.56k) posted Oct 10, 2012
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erick99
They gain it back just like normal people. Weight loss or gain has to be a life-time change and not just a diet that is followed for a fixed period of time.
erick99 (rep: 17.1k) posted Oct 12, 2012
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MdavidK30
Another good point... the celebs move on, gain weight again, but still got paid for being their endorser.
MdavidK30 (rep: 3.56k) posted Oct 13, 2012
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