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

New Study: You Might Be Able to Blame Your Penis Problems on Your Mom!

Well, here's something we never thought we'd say: If your penis is letting you down, it might be your mom's fault.  A new study from the Czech Republic finds that there's a link between the quality of your relationship with your mother and your sexual performance.  Researchers gave 960 “coitally experienced” Czech guys a survey that we can only imagine was super weird. (Question 1: How would you rate your relationship with your mother? Question 2: How's your erection?)  Men who had mom issues were more likely to suffer from…

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Exercise & Fitness

How Often Should You Eat? A New Study Clears Up the Dieting Confusion

The conflicting trends of fasting and eating frequently can be confusing. The first says limit yourself to one or two meals to speed up your metabolism, the second recommends six or more a day to do the same–and there's scientific research to support both!  So in a new review, two of Men's Health's most trusted fitness and nutrition experts–Brad Schoenfeld, Ph.D., C.S.C.S., and Alan Aragon, M.S. co-author of The Lean Muscle Diet–dug back through all of the conflicting research to clear things up. The verdict: “There was no difference in…

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