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Smart Nutrition: In The Weight-Loss Race, Slow & Steady Wins

Aug 31, 2016

Credit Monica Reinagel

The popular reality TV show "The Biggest Loser," has been a hit because audiences love to see those dramatic transformations, as the show's overweight contestants shed as much as 100 pounds in just a few months for a shot at some serious prize money and celebrity. It turns out, however, that those weight-loss victories have been short-lived. 

A widely reported new study found many of the "biggest losers" regained all or more of their excess weight within a few years of their TV triumphs. Why? In this month's Smart Nutrition segment, Tom puts that question to Nutrition Diva, Monica Reinagel. She recently wrote about the Biggest Loser study for the Huffington Post, where she is a regular contributor on diet and nutrition issues. Monica also covers the health beat in her blog, Nutrition Over Easy.

This originally aired May 18, 2016.