Their bodies fought to regain fat?
You may have read or heard about the NY Times article on May 2, 2016, by Gina Kolta that states “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.” According to the study it has to do with resting metabolism which slowed during and after the competition, making it difficult to maintain weight loss.
As I read this article, I was puzzled. I am not a scientist or a medical doctor, but this report raised lots of questions and doubts in my mind. So, I talked to an MD friend and a Dietician. They both had similar doubts to mine. We all had the same question: What about lifestyle change?
When I first heard the story on the news and then read the article I thought, “But wait, 20 years ago I lost over 115 pounds and I’ve kept it off thanks to healthy lifestyle changes.
The question for me is it really slowing metabolism that caused the Biggest Loser contestants to regain weight or was it continuation of an unhealthy lifestyle?
Metabolism or Lifestyle Change?
I don’t know (or really care) if I have slower metabolism after losing weight. Even if I do, just because I might be predisposed to obesity doesn’t mean I have to be overweight. Over the reasons I have written on more that one occasion that yes, my family genetics predispose me to being fat. Many of my family members are obese and dealing with diabetes, high blood pressure and the other obesity disease. But, I choose not to eat like my family members.
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The New York Times, by Gina Kolata May 2, 2016: “The results, the researchers said, were stunning. They showed just how hard the body fights back against weight loss.
“It is frightening and amazing,” said Dr. Hall, an expert on metabolism at the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, which is part of the National Institutes of Health. “I am just blown away.”
It has to do with resting metabolism, which determines how many calories a person burns when at rest.”
TriangleBeWell, by Howard, May 5, 2016: “As Ray Cronise points out, the healthiest, longest-lived, slimmest people in the world do not exercise. They are active as part of their daily lives, but they aren’t hitting the gym or the track for hours every week.
Instead, the basis of their lean physiques and healthy lifespans is a simple, whole food, plant-based diet.
Once you lose that foundation, then it’s a crazy-science free-for-all in which dozens of bad theories compete to confuse and discourage the overweight public.”
Plantastic Life, by Dominic Marro RD CDN, May 9, 2016: “What is conspicuously missing from the article is the suggestion that maybe if we feed our bodies with the healthiest foods, and embark on a reasonable exercise program, perhaps the body wouldn’t respond in a way that sabotages efforts of long-term weight loss and maintenance.”
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