Of the 14 “winners” of The Biggest Loser, how many of the contestants have been able to keep the weight off? The journal Obesity recently published this study and the results were staggering to many. Evidently, only one contestant weighs less now than they did on their last show and four of the show’s previous winners actually weigh more than they did before being crowned Biggest Loser.
This is not surprising to me at all, as in my practice, I had hundreds of patients attempting to lose weight in all types of diet schemes and the ones who insisted on some variant involving quick weight loss (faster than the recommended 1-2 pounds per week) all failed and gained it back. In fact, they usually ended up gaining weight! As a wellness doctor I not once advocated ANY diet because they inherently are doomed to fail.
How is it possible to lose weight so it stays lost? I’m glad you asked! […]