Monday, May 2, 2016

The "Biggest Losers" Seem To Be The Winners

"In fact, most of that season’s 16 contestants have regained much if not all the weight they lost so arduously. Some are even heavier now."

From the article: "Scientists tracked “Biggest Loser” contestants over time. The results, publishing today, may explain why weight loss is so hard."
Doesn't sound very promising.

3 comments:

  1. Several comments pointed out that that model of super-rapid weight loss might not give the body time to adjust to the sudden changes in caloric intake, etc. I'd be interested to see a study where people lost weight over years, not weeks.

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    1. There are studies that have shown that the most successful losers are those that lose the most weight first. I expect that this is because of the water weight loss of low-carb diets. Calorie restriction and exercise always seems to fail, expect in those with iron discipline, which is very few.

      Enjoying my six-year weight loss with no calorie counting and less exercise!

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  2. good argument for the fat-set point theory.

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