Shows like “The Biggest Loser” where all the contestants lose weight and the big challenge is to lose the most weight, get people all ginned up to see who will win the top spot. These shows can even get people motivated to make some real dietary and lifestyle changes when they see how contestant’s bodies and mindsets change over the weeks of the TV season.
A recent New York Times article suggests that once the show is over and the smoke clears, some contestants find it a real challenge to keep that weight off. You might be tempted to think that being overweight is truly a “never ending battle of the bulge”. A Not so! There are plenty of successes! And people get there a lot more easily, if perhaps more slowly, than the TV contestants.
Here’s the silver lining: align your eating habits and lifestyle with those who have lost it and kept it off for years. I talk about a registry of thousands of successes and how you can make gradual, positive changes to your diet, lifestyle, and attitude about food and bring the battle of the bulge to a timely and successful end. Read more in my blog in the Huffington Post here.