X-Weighted is a TV show that is shown on the life network here in Canada. The idea of X-Weighted is that the story of regular people losing weight would be interesting to watch and in fact it is.
The host of X-weighted is a trainer from Edmonton by the name of Paul Plakas. Paul is a great host for a weight loss show because he goes into peoples houses and is not afraid of offending them with his tips and is really great for giving workout ideas.
Also, as a Canadian Paul is never an ass but he doesn’t give anyone much of a chance to make any excuses either.
I watched X-Weighted a couple of times last season but earlier this week was a standard episode that I thought was great to watch especially for the lack of hype that this show uses to bring across the idea of weight loss over a longer period of time.
The structure of X-Weighted is that you will have an intro where you see the life situation of someone that wants to lose weight, then Paul Plakas measures and weighs the person, looks in their kitchen and does a fitness assessment.
Later in the show you have workouts and a midpoint weight in and finally at the end there is an official X-Weighted final weigh in. Great drama and great info all in an hour
Anatomy of an X Weighted Episode
The X-Weighted episode that I saw started with Michelle, a lady that was over weight and would like to lose 50 pounds.
She had problems with one of her three children being Autistic and becoming a problem and her whole family leaned on her for support in various parts of their lives.
Because of Michelle’s work schedule and early mornings she would eat out at fast food places once or twice EVERY day. Now we know this ladies background.
First things first for the meeting with her trainer. Michelle laid out her situation and then told Paul that she wanted to lose 50 pounds in the next six months.
Her trainer talked to her about her exercise requirements, eating requirements, tested her current level of fitness and then followed her around for a day. A couple of day later Michelle met with her trainer for a training session and then we get to see how Michelle reacts over the next few months to life, changes and loss.
In the end Michelle lost I believe 44 pounds and was really happy with how things went for her weight loss. Her life was a series of traumatic events over the time of her weight loss and it really makes you feel for her and her family.
X-Weighted is a great show in that it really walks you through how real people lose weight while living their regular lives, this is a classic idea of a reality show where the people are in their own surrounding much like our own and every great result is hard fought.
X-Weighted is on in Canada on many nights of the week on the Slice Network (formerly the Life Network).