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By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Weight-loss show highlights the importance of friendship.

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While the importance of losing weight is the show's ultimate theme, it also highlights the importance of having a strong support system when you're attempting to make serious health and lifestyle choices. It also sheds light on some of the emotional challenges that people face when trying to lose weight, from self-esteem issues stemming from childhood to being embarrassed about gaining extra pounds as an adult. And, unlike some other exercise/weight-focused series, DietTribe's professionals skip the extreme exercise/drill sergeant method in favor of a firm but more gentle and balanced approach when guiding the women toward achieving their goals.

However, like most weight-loss shows, DietTribe sends a few mixed messages. While the women are being told to feel comfortable in their bodies, they're also being told that they'll look and feel better if they lose lots of weight. The relationship between a woman's specific body type and weight is never discussed, and there's some question as to whether or not they'll be able to maintain their thinner physiques and/or lose even more weight after the 90-day program is over. Still, the show ultimately offers a more positive approach to improving physical and emotional well being and successfully demonstrates how having friends to share the experience with can be both healthy and rewarding.

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