Jesse Lost 70 Pounds... And Kept It Off For 10 Years
One of my good friends from high school, Jesse, started losing weight when we were teenagers. Between freshman and senior year, he achieved a total transformation (and I think it might embarrass him, but he was Prom Prince our junior year). Now, an assistant film editor in LA, Jesse has maintained his weight loss for an impressive 10 years. In light of all the news we've been hearing about weight loss, I thought having a Nutrition Wonk who has experienced long term weight l
"Biggest Loser" Weight Loss Led to Lower Leptin: Could This Drive Regain?
Research completed on The Biggest Loser contestants showed how much participants' metabolisms changed, even six years after completing the competition. Hall, et al., demonstrated not just a slowed metabolism, but altered circulating levels of the appetite-controlling hormone, leptin. To learn more about how leptin could have affected the weight regain, I asked Stephan Guyenet, PhD, neurobiologist and writer at Whole Health Source, to explain what all this means about why diet
Does the Biggest Loser Study Mean No One Should Try to Lose Weight?
The journal Obesity has published a fascinating paper on what has to be the most popular weight loss experiment of all time, The Biggest Loser. The paper, by Dr. Kevin Hall, et al., found that all but one of the contestants gained back a significant amount of weight and several had higher weights at year 6 than they did at baseline. So most people who lose a lot of weight gain it back, is that really a surprise? Perhaps not, but the surprising result in BL participants was