August 15, 2016 william

The Shocking Aftermath of TV’s “The Biggest Loser”

Scientists studied Season 8 contestants of the TV Show “The Biggest Loser” for 6 years after it ended. The results were startling.

1.A Reality Show That Tries To Help

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“The Biggest Loser” helps those morbidly obese try to lose weight through intensive diet and exercise. Contestants lose massive amounts of weight. But, what happened afterward?

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2.The Body Fought Back AGAINST Weight Loss

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One doctor described it as both “frightening and amazing.” When they started the show, their resting metabolism was normal for their size. As they lost weight, their resting metabolism slowed. They no longer were burning enough calories to maintain their thinner bodies.

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3.Here’s The Shocking Part

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As years went by, the contestants’ metabolisms slowed even further. It was as if the body fought even harder to gain back the weight. Four players gained more than their initial weight back.

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4.The Reality Is That As Long As You’re Below Your Initial Weight, Your Body Will Try To Get It Back

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This is an astounding finding. It now forms the basis for scientists studying how to help best people not develop illnesses like diabetes or heart disease.

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