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Why The Biggest Losers Contestants Fail To Keep Weight Loss

Update Date: May 03, 2016 06:10 AM EDT
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Losing weight fast is something most people would love to do but it also begs to ask if such is sustainable. With obesity and overweight folks looking for some form of regimen to lose weight in a hurry, one show that many may have followed to do so is “The Biggest Loser”.

For those who have not followed the show, it shows contestants embarking on different weight-loss techniques to trim down the calories. The practice does seem odd but it seems that the body metabolism is the one severely affected by it once all is done and over with.

A study reveals that while contestants begin the competition with resting metabolism, all that changes and slows down. One particular contestant singled out was Erinn Egbert who managed to trim down to 176 lbs. from a massive 263 lbs. weight.

Though Egbert reportedly weighs less now (between 152 to 157 lbs.), she is reportedly struggling with slow metabolism that burns 552 fewer calories a day compared to people of similar her size.

"We have comprehensive procedures and support systems in place which we routinely re-evaluate to ensure all contestants receive the best care possible," said representatives of “The Biggest Loser”. "The lead medical doctor on the show, who has worked with the National Institutes of Health on initiatives in the past relating to The Biggest Loser has been made aware of this most recent study and is in the process of evaluating its findings."

The study was published in the Obesity journal and was conducted by National Institutes of Health. The study also adds that the contestant with the greatest weight loss at the end of the show suffered the greatest metabolism slowing at the time.

Ali Vincent, another “The Biggest Loser” contestant, bares that she regained almost all of her weight after losing 112 lbs.

"On April 16th I did one of the hardest things in my life I joined Weight Watchers and weighed in close to the weight I started at on The Biggest Loser," Vincent writes. "I swore I would never be there again, be here again. I couldn't imagine a day again that I would weigh over 200 pounds. I feel ashamed. I feel embarrassed. I feel overwhelmed. I feel like failure," said Vincent via her Facebook page.

Right now, Vincent is trying to lose weight yet again and has gotten support from her fans as well.

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