No, I don't think the show is sending out a wrong message (at least not in the sense of your question). You are not comparing apples to apples. You cannot compare weight loss based only on diet to weight loss based on both diet and exercise [and massive amounts of thereof, to be precise]. Also, most, although not all, contestants on TBL have a lot more to lose than just 35 lbs and weight loss in the initial stage goes faster.
They are building muscle and weight lifting routines results in increased metabolism for a couple of hours AFTER the exercise. I can't imagine how long their metabolism remains elevated after 6hours at the gym.
Dearest Schumeany: Yes, those are size 4 jeans hugging my posterior. Thank you for being such motivation!!!
Last edited by Tomato; 01-15-2010 at 01:29 PM.