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Connect-Mag Many ‘Biggest Loser’ Contestants Leave Show with Slower Metabolisms and Regain Their Weight - According to the May issue of the Connect online publication of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) Many 'Biggest Loser' Contestants Leave Show with Slower Metabolisms and Regain Their Weight reports that "Everything 'The Biggest Loser' taught you about weight loss is wrong." A new study found that many contestants on “The Biggest Loser,” NBC’s long-running reality show known for its extreme weight loss measures, leave with slower metabolisms, making it that much more difficult to maintain or continue their weight loss once they leave the show. In fact, after six years, most regain a significant amount of the weight they lost. ...
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Understanding Obesity

Not all obesity is the same and the treatment is based on a calculation called the “Body Mass Index (BMI)”. The BMI does not account for ethnic variability or physical conditioning, but it can provide a quick approximate guide.


< 20 under weight
20-24.9 healthy weight
25-29.9 over weight
30-34.9 obesity
35-39.9 severe obesity
40-49.9 morbid obesity
> 50 super morbid obesity

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