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Caught Cheating on the Diet at 'The Biggest Loser' Ranch (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Mar 30th 2011 12:48AM
Rulon, 'The Biggest Loser'It's been a wild few weeks on 'The Biggest Loser' (Tue., 8PM ET on NBC), and nowhere has it been crazier than on the scale. It's gotten to where you just have no idea what to expect from these contestants with their constant gameplay and multiple thrown weigh-ins.

This week's drama, however, came from a secret that's apparently been burning beneath the surface of one contestant's journey through much of the season. No one can deny that Rulon has had impressive numbers on the scale, and more than proven himself a capable athlete in the gym. His Olympic gold medal proved that years ago.

His demons clearly lie more in the area of food. You don't get to nearly 500 pounds, obviously, without some food abuse problems, but usually contestants leave that behind when they come on the ranch.

Revealed this week was Rulon's bad habit of sneaking food into his room and eating in what he thinks is privacy. Clearly he failed to remember that there are cameras in every room of the house. It's not even hidden.

So what looked like a weigh-loss plateau of sorts this week turned out to be more a matter of an entire bag of tortilla chips eaten last night.

Lucky for Rulon, even worse decisions by other contestants this week kept him from elimination, but it was still a hard lesson to face. He was man enough to not make excuses for his mistakes, but he still has to face Jillian in the aftermath of the revelation next week.

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What I have seen this season is the theme is "Let's Cheat" for whatever reason. The goal isn't to lose weight, it's let's cheat and see how much we can get away with. If you don't want to be there, then leave. No one is holding a gun to their head.

April 05 2011 at 10:09 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

I haven't been watching this season, but it is so irritating to see people who are not taking advantage of that great priviledge of being there (and getting PAID for it!) when there were 1000's of people who lined up for the chance to be there. and he's blowing, like that girl last week that was featured crying and doing subversive stuff because she wanted to go home. They have a chance to turn their lives around, and they are blowing it.

March 30 2011 at 9:12 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply

what I have found with overweight people is ... they have no calluses on their hands. They all have real soft hands, which is a clue that none of them do any physical work.

March 30 2011 at 1:57 PM Report abuse -2 rate up rate down Reply
1 reply to Engelun's comment

You are making a very unfair generalization. Weight loss is not a one size fit all scenerio! Some people have actual physical ailments that involve weight gain. Also, some medications, such as prednisone, can cause weight gain. This particular contestant was an Olympic Gold Medalist! I doubt his hands are smooth, andthough he admits he got lazy in his later years; he still exercized continueously. He just eate more than he was able to work off. If you knew anything about how the body turns muscle to fat faster in atheletes who do not exercise properly or consistently, then you would not make such an insensitive statement. Some people are lazy and do not try to exercize; that said, you can not lump all people with weight problems together based on your very limited education on the topic.

March 30 2011 at 3:46 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
1 reply to orlguyhc's comment
Coach Doug

So.... you clearly don't have a clue as to what you are talking about. Muscle never turns into fat. There is no metamorphosis of one tissue type into another. Unused muscle atrophies... period. Fat cells grow when calories in are greater than calories burned. Your medical knowledge is even worse than your spelling/typing. It would be better if you simply stay silent, idiot. I bet you are fat, aren't you.

April 01 2011 at 9:01 AM Report abuse rate up rate down

If contestants on the Biggest Loser are on the ranch with no contact with family or friends, how was a contestant able to get chips, etc. that he was not supposed to have?

March 30 2011 at 1:54 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
1 reply to Sammy's comment

there are people who are chip dealers sort of like coke dealers lurking everywhere.

March 30 2011 at 2:38 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

this program gives me the strenght to lose weight and watch what they do. Thank you

March 30 2011 at 1:52 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

When he was being yell at by Miss Michaels, he immediately cross his arms. This gesture suggest the feeling of intimination and feeling threatened in the daunting situation he put himself in.

March 30 2011 at 1:51 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
2 replies to ncast1954's comment

No, the body language of crossing your arms means that you are closed off and not listening or receptive to what you are hearing. It has nothing to do with intimidation and/or feeling threatened.

March 30 2011 at 3:41 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

it also is body language for "you are making me mad and I don't care what you say." Much more that than he's threatened.

March 30 2011 at 9:13 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

OMG! Put the chips down! Who gives a F IF HE EATS CHIPS!

March 30 2011 at 1:45 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

I wouldn't be surprised if the producers paid him to do it and everyone including Jillian was in on it. Drama keeps the ratings up and "TBL"'s are probably drooping more than my untoned tummy. (and that's saying alot)

March 30 2011 at 1:32 PM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply

everybody get hungry at time but it just depend what the hell the chubby is eating in private the only way the can losse weitgh is to get puertorican food that is( panas,yuca,name,yautia,green bananas ,with heated bacalao,and olive oil.most of it grow in the ground .

March 30 2011 at 1:10 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

why the **** are there tortilla chips in a house of fat *****? good tv is the only explanation i could come up with

March 30 2011 at 1:04 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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