In the news: Canada’s saner diet shows

From Kate Taylor of the Globe and Mail:

  • Diet shows that are hard to swallow
    “X-Weighted (Slice; 8 p.m.) is the veteran here, wrapping up its third season tonight with an episode devoted to Tammy, a former model and athlete turned home-daycare provider and mother of two who started to put on weight after she was sidelined by a bad car accident. In six months time, she wants to have lost 50 pounds and run a half-marathon. … It’s this kind of thing that makes newcomer Stuck (W, 9:30) stick out. The show has taken a refreshingly different approach – no competitions, no dramatic weigh-ins, just a group of seven women who feel stuck in their lives and who get together to enjoy supportive friendship and encourage each other to work out, try new sports and maybe eat better too.” Read more.