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Richard Simmons Slams 'Biggest Loser' Methods

Published on NewsOK Modified: April 27, 2012 at 6:15 pm •  Published: April 27, 2012

Richard Simmons -- America's unofficial weight loss "guru" for decades -- is criticizing NBC's popular show The Biggest Loser for using "terrible" tactics to get contestants to shed pounds.  

While in an interview with Simmons does admit that The Biggest Loser has "some merit," he believes that in general it takes the wrong approach to helping people reach their weight loss goals. "I'm not into any show that makes people compete when they lose weight."

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