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“I really see the winners of our show as being the people who watch our show … It inspires them to keep going or it inspires them to start,” says “Loser” trainer Bob Harper, who recently introduced his own line of weight-loss supplements.

“It’s sort of the tonic to make you look inward at yourself _ that’s what all these shows do,” he says. “If we make someone look at their own life, and it’s not even weight-related but it’s something else they want to change in their life, to me that’s the best rating of all.”

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Online:

The Biggest Loser: http://www.nbc.com/the-biggest-loser/

Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition: http://abc.go.com/shows/extreme-makeover-weight-loss-edition

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Sandy Cohen can be reached at http://twitter.com/APSandy.