Does anyone here watch the Biggest Loser? I don't at all (partially because I think its totally impractical to take obese people, set them in extremely structured environments feed them hardly any food and make them work out 10 hours a day and then say "see, its so easy to lose weight" because all that is likely to happen is that these people will go home and gain it all back, and partially because it doesn't interest me at all). Anyways, yahoo has a slide show of before and after pics for the current contestants, and I am totally wondering how some of the guys look the way they do.
You see, some of the guys currently weigh more than me and yet look totally fit and slender. There's one guy who started off weighing 372 and now weighs 238, and yet he looks like he has a totally trim torso. Maybe he's alot taller than me, but still, it doesn't really make sense. Shouldn't he at least have a bunch of extra skin, especailly since the weight came off so quickly? Is plastic surgery (i.e., getting extra skin trimmed off) part of this show? Or is he just really really oddly fat in places where it doesn't show as well (such as, say, his calves?) I just don't understand how someone can weigh 15 lbs more than me and look like he weighs 40 lbs less than me!
Is this a common phenomena?