Thursday, September 6, 2007
Last Tuesday, Biggest Loser aired a special which brought back some of the old contestants to see if they kept the weight off. It looked like almost all of them gained a good chunk of weight. The number that sticks out in my mind for the men was 240 lbs. It seemed that most if not all the men weighed around 240 lbs. Granted that is much less than most of them weighed to begin with, but for some, that is close to a 50 lb. gain since the end of the show.
I am sure that by the final weigh in, they went to great extremes to weigh as little as possible in order to win the dough. I am sure they probably purged themselves, downed exlax, and dehydrated their bodies for that weigh in. Heck, that is what I would do. Even considering that, it seems like they packed quite a few pounds back on.
I was surprised to see that and not quite sure how to take it. I wonder if it has to do with how they lost the weight. I believe they were on highly restrictive calorie diets. Perhaps their bodies became use to so few calories so that when that ate more reasonable diets, their bodies didn't quite adjust. Perhaps, this is a sign that losing so much weight so fast is not as effective as losing it more slowly.
I know I have been losing rather quickly, but I believe I am averaging in the recommended range of 2-3 lbs. a week. I hope that when I get under each 10 lb. mark, I will never rise above it again.
The best thing they showed was that they were all living fit lifestyles. Many of them were helping others live fit lifestyles as well. Of course, my goal is to live fit for the rest of my life. I am living fit right now. My body is becoming more fit every day.
Living Fit Is My #1 Job!