I think the show does a great job in talking about the risks and consequences of compulsive eating.
It also invites a serious conversation about the widespread eating disorders of anorexia and bulimia.
It seems like every day another new program pops onto a network attracting a different segment of the population.
While some of the shows are downright awful, some would even argue that they are offensive and exploitative.
Cooking themed shows like have become super popular in recent years.
Celebrity television chefs made cooking cool and trendy, and these reality shows have inspired people to get back in the kitchen and have fun with food.
There is great opportunity for help and viewers realize they are not alone in their challenges.
In years past, this was a taboo subject swept under the rug, and today it is out of the closet. , a reality TV in its 9th season has also exposed another banned demographic.
But we do relate to the “Average Joe” status, and we want to root him on. Perhaps we buy into the drama, but in the end, we also learn the lessons of personal conflict and integrity.
Above all, the recurring message throughout most of these shows is to never give up, and be your authentic self. There are some surprisingly good things about bad reality TV, don’t you agree?