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Can TV Make Us Skinny?

Will TV shows about the overweight motivate others to lose weight? Whenever I watch Biggest Loser (sometimes it is on the stair stepper at the gym) it seriously inspires and motivates me to work out.  I am also a crazy person and actually feel worse when I don’t work out, so I don’t know if it has the same affect on other people.

MTV is launching a new series this week “I Used to Be Fat,” which follows teens during the summer between high school and college.

“I Used to Be Fat” will feature one teen for each hour-long episode as they work with trainers, nutritionists and doctors to achieve their weight-loss goals. The show is from 3 Ball Productions, which also produces The Biggest Loser, E!'s What's Eating You and ABC's upcoming Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition.

So the real question is…will these new shows make a difference? Or will they just give people another show to watch sitting on their couch?

View the trailer for "I Used to Be Fat" below:

I Used to Be Fat

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