WEIGHT loss & RE­AL­ITY TV

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Why shows like The Big­gest Loser are en­cour­ag­ing mis­con­cep­tions about healthy ways to shed pounds

as­sist them in some way. This is how real bonds are formed, and th­ese are the ones that last for­ever.

‘ Hap­pi­ness is… help­ing oth­ers’ ( Apr 15) was a heart­en­ing ar­ti­cle on the feats of some in­cred­i­ble men and women who have ded­i­cated their lives to a no­ble cause. Amer­i­can nov­el­ist Edith Whar­ton once said, “There are two ways of spread­ing light — to be the can­dle or the mir­ror that re­flects it.” It is a quote that has made me stop and think, and it came to mind while read­ing the story be­cause the men and women fea­tured were a bit of both!

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