Nutrition

Case study: The Biggest Loser. Is it impossible to sustain weight loss in the long term?

“Will decades of dieting mean a broken metabolism?” It’s a common anxiety. Case in point: The Biggest Loser, whose contestants are famous for dramatic weight loss — and for the devastating regain that sometimes follows. In this article, we break down a study examining exactly what happened to their metabolisms — and what this means for everyone else who wants to lose weight and keep it off. ++++ “I lost a bunch of weight, and then I regained it… ..Did I screw up my metabolism? Will I ever be lean again?”…

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Nutrition

Research Review: The Biggest Loser study. Is it impossible to sustain weight loss in the long term?

What happens to the body weights and metabolisms of The Biggest Loser contestants after they appear on the show? Why? And what does this mean for everyone else who wants to lose weight and keep it off? ++++ Nine in 10 people want to lose weight. So it’s no wonder the NBC reality show The Biggest Loser has become wildly popular. Competitors running on treadmills with tears streaming down their faces. Trainers screaming motivational slogans… or just screaming. How-this-happened-to-you montages set to emotive music. And successful contestants who’ve lost significant weight…

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Exercise & Fitness

How Long Does It Really Take for the Water to Get Warm in a Shower?

You hop out of bed to grab a hot shower when you hear a chilling sound: Your wife or kid beat you to it. Now most of the hot water will be gone.   Jump in too soon and you'll end up sudsy, shivering, and swearing. You gotta wait. But for how long? To find out, use the following equation. Plug in how long you want to shower and how much hot water might be left. (And for more tips like this, on everythign from health to sex to nutrition,…

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