CBC has just launched a new show going along with the Live Right Now initiative – Village on a Diet.
Village on a Diet is based on the small town of Taylor in British Columbia, Canada; having a population of approx. 1400 with 60% of the population overweight or obese.
On the first episode, all the residents of Taylor stepped onto a massive scale together! They were 1 ton over the national average weight!
Goal: Collectively their goal is to lose 1 ton of weight ( 2000lbs), in 3 months!
They are given the expertise of a physician, dietitian, psychologist and 2 personal trainers to support this goal; along with fitness equipment, and the town’s golf course which will frequently be used for obstacle courses to help get fit!
The show portrays real people from a woman pushing back her wedding day because she does not feel beautiful in her wedding dress, to a 14 year old boy having to be home schooled because of bullying for being overweight. A teacher trying to be a good role model to motivate her students, and parents for their children. It is a very heart felt show, with much emotion and incredible motivation and determination. I even shed a tear.
Highly recommended show! Nothing else of its kind out there. If you need that extra push to get motivated here it is!
Watch Mondays at 9pm or online at www.cbc.ca/liverightnow/village/