Who will be tuning in tonight? I am excited for this one! I’m a huge Shaun T fan and can’t wait to see what the show is all about.
The reality program was shot in Atlanta over 14 weeks last year and features five metro Atlantans, including a radio producer and a TV reporter. The contestants get to try out a particular diet/exercise program but they can switch out if they aren’t happy with it. The person who loses the most weight pockets $50,000, $20,000 in free groceries from Earthfare and a feature in People magazine.
“It was a great place to shoot,” said Susan House, the show runner who has produced on “The Bachelor” and “Hell’s Kitchen.” “And that’s an area of the country people can relate to.”
Unlike “The Biggest Loser,” the contestants will remain in their homes and their daily lives. There is no sequestering on a ranch. And contestants are not eliminated. All five will remain until the end. There is a host – Shaun T- and challenges.
The five diet/exercise regimens range from a no-carb diet focused on “wild” foods to a “super swap” where you swap out your favorite foods with healthier versions.
The first season appears to be a test run of sorts. It’s eight episodes, which will air in just four weeks, with two-hour chunks every Thursday. (source: http://radiotvtalk.blog.ajc.com/2016/01/06/abcs-my-diet-is-better-than-yours-features-five-metro-atlantans-starting-january-7/)