Study claims to know why most ‘Biggest Loser’ contestants’ can’t keep the weight off
The Biggest Loser has been inspiring TV viewers for 17 seasons with tales of weight loss and triumph. But now the show is inspiring science to take a closer look at the longterm effects of speedy weight loss — and there are some potentially disheartening results for contestants of the NBC reality show.
A new study published Monday and highlighted by the New York Times claims that contestants’ rapid weight loss during the show’s production causes a slowing of the metabolism that makes it harder for them to keep the weight off in the long term.
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