…the contestants restrict calories, sometimes in extreme, abrupt ways, for extended periods of time. They ended up losing the weight but after the show ended they would gain the weight back and then some! This is what happens when we restrict calories without diet periodization. When we take diet breaks,…
Research Shows That The Biggest Losers Are Most Successful At Keeping Weight Off
What you state is a universal misconception — it is not what research shows.
Compared to all other studied population intervention programs The Biggest Loser “crash diet” approach has been more successful at keeping weight off:
- a higher percentage of contestants kept their weight off,
- for longer periods after the intervention (the show) — taking 6 years as a milestone.