Did you read that shocking and depressing New York Times article that came out earlier this week?
And, no, I’m not talking about the presidential campaign.
I’m referring to the article that sent tremors through the weight-loss world. The one in which it was revealed that the vast majority of the 16 contestants from Season 8 of The Biggest Loser reality show have gained back most if not all of their weight.
While that’s a bummer for them, the worst part about the article was how it focused on the concept that the bodies of overweight people do a pretty effective search-and-rescue mission for lost pounds. Their metabolisms apparently slow down to the pace of an 80-year-old grandpa driving in the fast lane, too.
There is more dreary info about our body’s so-called “set point” and the hunger-controlling hormone leptin, but I’m going to spare you the disheartening details.
My takeaway from the article? [Read more…]