Celebrate Small Wins
Another problem with The Biggest Loser is its fetishizing of massive weight loss, which is both incredibly hard and pretty rare. It may even be unnecessary: “Even a 5 percent reduction in weight is going to improve your health,” says Nazario. But if you see losing just 10 pounds — and not the 50 you set out to lose — as a failure and give up, thus packing that weight back on, you’re doing yourself a disservice. Celebrate every pound and inch you lose on social media, says Nazario. "The compliments, and occasional tips, will help you be accountable and stay on track."