After ‘The Biggest Loser,’ Their Bodies Fought to Regain Weight

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    • After ‘The Biggest Loser,’ Their Bodies Fought to Regain Weight

      This is an important reminder why drastic measures to lose weight do not work and ultimately do more harm in the long run. Fancy losing all that weight during the biggest loser and then being told you have to exercise at least 9 hours a week just to maintain. having to deal with the huge urges to binge and exhaustion. Apparently during the show they were exercising 7 hours a day, that's just crazy!

      At any rate, there's nothing inspiring about these reality shows, they're not realistic and send the wrong message. I refuse to watch them.

      Don't put pressure on yourself to lose the amounts they lose, I seriously believe when it comes to weight-loss it is the tortoise that wins the race. Let it come off slow and during your journey get to know your body, what it needs, what you feel best on, learn to not be a slave to food.

      I know this article is long but its really a good read:

      Danny Cahill stood, slightly dazed, in a blizzard of confetti as the audience screamed and his family ran on stage. He had won Season 8 of NBC’s reality television show “The Biggest Loser,” shedding more weight than anyone ever had on the program — an astonishing 239 pounds in seven months.

      When he got on the scale for all to see that evening, Dec. 8, 2009, he weighed just 191 pounds, down from 430. Dressed in a T-shirt and knee-length shorts, he was lean, athletic and as handsome as a model.

      “I’ve got my life back,” he declared. “I mean, I feel like a million bucks.”

      Mr. Cahill left the show’s stage in Hollywood and flew directly to New York to start a triumphal tour of the talk shows, chatting with Jay Leno, Regis Philbin and Joy Behar. As he heard from fans all over the world, his elation knew no bounds.

      But in the years since, more than 100 pounds have crept back onto his 5-foot-11 frame despite his best efforts. 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.

      Yet their experiences, while a bitter personal disappointment, have been a gift to science. A study of Season 8’s contestants has yielded surprising new discoveries about the physiology of obesity that help explain why so many people struggle unsuccessfully to keep off the weight they lose.

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