I have a confession. Some years ago, I loved watching The Biggest Loser.

From the show's cheesy opening music, to its emotional contestant stories, I indulged in two seasons of a pretty questionable guilty pleasure.

As devoted as I was, one of its "temptation" challenges always left me irate.


In front of tables laden with baked goods, contestants were told whoever consumed the most calories would have two pounds deducted from their weight at the next weigh-in. Weight reduction is important because the team or person who loses the most each week stays in the competition. All other contestants