175: Rebound Weight Gain, Rapid Weight Loss & The Biggest Loser

In today’s episode we’re breaking down some recent research about rebound weight gain & the impact of rapid weight loss on hormones & metabolism, courtesy of the popular television show, The Biggest Loser.

This article has spread like wildfire, summarizing a study that followed 14 former Biggest Loser contestants over 6 years, documenting their weight gain & metabolic/hormonal challenges.

Many people read this article and panicked, which is why I’m doing this episode. They feel like the article suggests that weight loss is hopeless and your body will fight back to get to it’s original weight.

They feel like the article suggests you can’t lose weight without wrecking your metabolism. That’s just not true. Take a listen to the full episode to get the facts without the media hype!

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Resources

The New York Times article

Why Calorie Counting Doesn’t Work

Always Hungry

Carb Timing

The Golden Rules of Carbs & Fat Loss

Carb Strategies for Fat Loss

Efficient Exercise for Fat Loss

Metabolic Effect

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