The biggest loser; why did they become the biggest gainers?
I got my life back said one contestant on the biggest loser. Others feel the difference after losing all that weight.
Imagine, having 100 lbs. to lug around with you all day. Your body and its frame is carrying a load it was not designed for and while it accommodates for it with larger legs, calves and such, it also develops many other physical problems which may include low energy levels, diabetes and other health problems that come with the weight.
Imagine working on this problem for a year and taking off the weight, finally. Then, imagine watching it creep back on over time and then imagine, doing this in the public eye as you are victorious in your effort to change yourself, while being celebrated on television.
If you have seen your weight go up and down using regular diets, imagine doing this with an extreme diet and then building your body up so you are in great physical condition.
Perhaps, there is much more to losing the weight than meets the eye; it requires a complete change of lifestyle, eating habits and perhaps, a change of body chemistry those on The Biggest Loser did not have happen with the program everyone was watching on television.
The problem, as shown in the Journal of Obesity is that while you can put someone on an extreme diet, unless you change the rate of metabolism at rest, you are likely to regain weight. Unless we look at this with an open mind, we may never find the answer however, I went on a diet a few years ago that eliminated sugars, increase protein and removed inflammatory foods which helped me lose 20 lbs over about 6 months, of which 10 lbs of this stayed off for about 4 years now.
The diet I was on addressed permeability in the gut, inflammation and required me to exercise, but unlike those on the biggest loser, I kept half of it off with more and better salads, green leafy veggies, and better eating. Portion control is also important, so using smaller plates, or stopping before you are feeling full can make a huge difference.
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After “The Biggest Loser,”™ Their
Bodies Fought to Regain Weight
Contestants lost hundreds of pounds during Season 8, but gained them back. A study
of their struggles helps explain why so many people fail to keep off the weight they lose.
By GINA KOLATA MAY 2, 2016
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 “œThe 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.
“œI”™ve got my life back,” he declared. “œI 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.