The only realty show I really enjoy watching is The Biggest Loser. Have you noticed the greatest successes include a simultaneous increase in confidence and assertiveness? It’s occurred to me this may be the chicken and the egg syndrome. Research shows unhealthy people tend to be depressed not just because of the circumstances, but because of the physical change in the body and hormone levels. With our biggest losers, do they get a sudden burst of confidence that causes them to work hard enough to lose more weight, or does the initial weight loss physically improve their mood which increases their confidence and make them more assertive? In either case, it creates a landslide of good emotions and substantial weight loss! What better reason do you need to want to lose weight?!