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Fat Chefs and Foodies to Get Their Own Weight Loss TV Show

by Catherine Lawson, posted Jul 7th 2011 6:30AM
American Food BasicsYou know the old adage: Never trust a thin chef ... Well, if a new TV series has its way, there are going to be a few more untrustworthy chefs running around.

The brains behind 'Kitchen Nightmares' and 'Celebrity Fit Club' have finally decided to blend the two biggest movements in reality TV right now -- cooking and weight loss -- and are putting together a new show that aims to help overweight food industry workers lose weight and get fit.

Lest the concept conjures up images of obese guys in toques being abused by Gordon Ramsay as they run on a treadmill while cooking Michelin Star-worthy food, the casting call aims to appeal to just about everyone involved in the food industry.

"If you are 75+ pounds overweight or potentially unhealthy & have a job in the food industry, this is your chance to turn your life around!"

Cooks, critics, bloggers, fisherman, farmers, wait staff, truck drivers, cookbook authors, grocers and more are invited to apply. In fact, just about any adult who has any professional connection to food beyond just eating it, and is at least 75lbs overweight, seems eligible to take part in the new "Weight Loss TV Docu-Series."

To apply, interested parties should submit their personal details plus a couple of photos (we're betting that unflattering ones would be best) and a 300-word essay on why they should be on the show.

The aim of the series is for the contestants "to get their health & their lives back on track & finally achieve their weight loss goals." Successful applicants will be tracked and yelled at helped by professional trainers, nutritionists and medical professionals for 17 weeks.

The project is still in the early stages and no details have yet been released as to which channel will air the show, or what it's called -- 'Fat Chef'? 'The Biggest Foodie'? 'Weight Loss Nightmares'? Stay tuned for updates.

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