Lorraine Courtney: Will weight-loss TV shows motivate us? Fat chance
THE end of one year and the beginning of another is a time when we look at our bulging bodies and sigh.
It's also the time of year that we decide to do something about it. February is the month when we decide to forget about it again and resume our pint-guzzling, chain-smoking, over-eating ways.
Television is there to help us along. After schedules that were full of indulgent cookery programmes, 'Operation Transformation' appears. Arriving on our screens when we're at our most remorseful and out of shape, this is feel-bad telly, there to shock us back into being gym bunnies.