America’s Bleeding Metabolism: What’s Happening To ‘The Biggest Loser’ Contestants?

By: Angelo Poli, The Huffington Post

Contestants on The Biggest Loser are suffering the same fate as all crash dieters — just proportionate to length and intensity of the crashing. Now they’re rebounding and don’t know why. In fact, no one seems to have an explanation worth the ink that’s being spilled. They paid for weight loss on credit and their metabolic interest rate is too high.

The article in The New York Times reveled that most had gained weight back and nearly all were experiencing metabolic slowing. While the article considered these outcomes to spell doom and gloom for anyone battling obesity, I’m cautiously optimistic that pieces like this will bring to light how badly the entire industry needs to rethink what they “pretend” to know about the metabolism.

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