The wonderful network responsible for "Snooki" and "The Situation," is teaming up with The Biggest Loser producers to launch a new and un-scripted weight loss reality show, I Used to Be Fat.
A 10-episode series, chronicling the Summer of transition from high school to college, for teens who want to lose weight and want an audience while doing so. With the aide of nutritionists, physical trainers and doctors - the cameras catch their highs, lows and transformations.
"That reboot of your life can happen over one summer," says JD Roth, 3 Ball (Production) CEO and executive producer on I Used to Be Fat. "The kids who really dedicated themselves and really wanted this made changes that are staggering. We had multiple kids lose 100 pounds."
This scenario hits home hard to me. After being unsuccessful at losing weight during high school, the Summer before I went off to college was going to be it! As time wound down and I wasn't seeing the results I had hoped for - I resorted to some very unhealthy methods to get ready for my big day on campus. I sincerely hope the show's theme is focused on lifestyle changes and not, 'I have to be skinny before the first school bell rings'. Then again, this is MTV ... and 100 pounds in a span of 3 months? Maybe I'm pre-judging ... but, I'll definitely have some feedback after its debut.
"I Used to Be Fat" Premiers Wednesday, December 29th at 10:00pm EST on MTV
Thanks to @piesandmiles for the heads-up!