Have ‘Biggest Loser’ Contestants Ruined Their Metabolisms?

Persistent metabolic adaptation 6 years after “The Biggest Loser” competition

"Biggest Loser" contestants have screwed their metabolisms for good and they, like anyone who loses a lot of weight quickly, are doomed to regain all their weight lost and be morbidly obese forever, a new study published in the respected journal "Obesity" didn't say, at all. If you read the headlines today about this across a number of popular news and entertainment outlets you'll be convinced we're all screwed if we want to lose a lot of weight--absolutely screwed. Is it true? Read this ...

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The Hype Behind the One-Minute Workout

Twelve Weeks of Sprint Interval Training Improves Indices of Cardiometabolic Health Similar to Traditional Endurance Training despite a Five-Fold Lower Exercise Volume and Time Commitment

We in the industry saw the actual research weeks ago but this one has really made the rounds on the news that's for sure. Some news agencies report on it decently - some are ignorant bafoons who just keep repeating 1 minute beats 45 minutes. Uh, no. Idiots. Liars. So the "1 minute" sedentary men (see that? sedentary MEN) started with 2 min warmup, then 20 secs ALL OUT on spin bike, then 2 mins of moderate, then 20 secs ALL OUT, then 2 mins of moderate, then 20 secs of ALL OUT, then 3 mins ...

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Lifestyle 180 12-Week Progress Report 04-20-2016

Top weight loss 12 weeks

You might not be aware that we have a class of more than 100 students enrolled in our 18-week long course called Lifestyle 180. We only offer it twice a year. The current class started January 27th, 2016 so the students are now 12 weeks in. Our top male student (Chris A.) has lost 50 pounds on the nose thus far and our top female student (Bionerd) has lost 36.7 pounds in just 12 weeks! What's with the nicknames? We allow our students to provide a nickname to preserve their privacy but still ...

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Why Net Calories Suck and Your My Fitness Pal APP is Failing You

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by David Greenwalt Lots of people use diet and activity trackers such as My Fitness Pal to log their food intake and exercise. After all, there’s an old saying that “you can’t manage what you don’t measure.” And yet it seems to be backfiring. From the first I got my hands on the slick, food-logging apps like My Fitness Pal, Loseit and more I noticed something right away that bothered me - net calories. As a 20+ year wellness coach I laughed, but truly in a disgusted way, when I saw ...

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Treating Sugar Addiction Like Drug Abuse

sugar addiction treated like drug addiction

With obesity rates on the rise worldwide and excess sugar consumption considered a direct contributor, the search has been on for treatments to reverse the trend. Now a world-first study led by QUT (Queensland University of Technology) may have the answer. Neuroscientist Professor Selena Bartlett from QUT's Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation said drugs used to treat nicotine addiction could be used to treat sugar addiction in animals. The publication coincides with another paper ...

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