Why Do Biggest Loser Contestants Regain Lost Weight?

The Biggest Loser is a popular reality TV show where we get to watch the contestants diet and exercise to extreme levels in order to ‘win’ the title of having achieved the greatest weight loss.  However, their phenomenal results on the show are short-lived with almost all of the contestants regaining their weight loss once they go back into the real world.  This week we will investigate the scientific reason as to why this happens and also look at why this DOES NOT happen with The Natural Way’s program.

Ryan Benson won the first season of 'The Biggest Loser USA' when he lost 55kg - he has since regained 40kg

Ryan Benson won the first season of ‘The Biggest Loser USA’ when he lost 55kg – he has since regained 40kg

A weight loss study recently published in a scientific journal in the USA looked at the long term results of the former contestants and found that most had put on all (or most) of their lost weight.  The reason why is because it seems that the unsustainable diet and exercise regime of The Biggest Loser contestants caused a permanent alteration in their metabolisms.  Prior to the show, most contestants had ‘normal’ metabolisms however after the intense period weight loss through intense diet and exercise, the study revealed a significant drop in their metabolic rate.  This means going back to normal eating – even if their eating habits are much healthier – will lead to inevitable weight gain.    (read more here:   http://tinyurl.com/jgmkj8l ).

Why endure all that hard work if the results are short-lived?  At The Natural Way, we do not believe in radical weight loss methods as we know how detrimental this will be for your health and long-term results.  Instead, we help our clients to lose weight steadily (not drastically) AND you get to eat normal ‘supermarket’ food that the whole family can enjoy!

In addition to that, clients on our program are educated and supported all the way to their goal, so once you reach your ‘dream’ weight, you know exactly what to do to maintain your new shape.  We offer FREE monthly maintenance visits to all of our clients as we find the regular check-ins help you to stay on track – we do not want to see you regain any weight once you get to goal.

The Natural Way is not a ‘quick fix’- we are dedicated to educating clients and creating a weight loss programme that incorporates your current lifestyle with new healthier choices. To learn more about our weight loss programme, please call 1300 SLIMMER (7546637) or visit our website:  www.thenaturalway.com.au

About Lose Weight With Sue

I am a naturopath for The Natural Way. We have 24 clinics nationally that help people to lose weight & educate on how to keep it off.
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