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Adam Ruins Everything Episode 32: Kevin Hall Gives Us the Skinny - Losing Weight and Keeping it Off is Hard

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It's rare to hear about a researcher from the National Institute of Health collaborating with a reality TV show. But that's exactly what Dr. Kevin Hall, a clinical researcher at the NIH, did after watching episodes of The Biggest Loser. Kevin's lab investigates how metabolism and the brain adapt in response to a variety of interventions to diet and physical activity. After watching the cast lose dramatic amounts of weight over the show's season, he wondered how that affected their long-term health.

 
Kevin actually visited the set of The Biggest Loser to monitor the contestants' health and six years later, he brought the former contestants to the NIH to research how their body adjusted since the competition. He found they surprisingly maintained a very low metabolic rate even though they regained most of their lost weight. So even if you have the incredible willpower to shed those pounds, it's ultimately really difficult to maintain that weight loss. What we can do is be more forgiving of ourselves and relieve some of the pressure to diet.

Adam is on Twitter @AdamConover and you can find past episodes and bonus content from the TruTV show at AdamRuinsEverything.com.
Produced by Shara Morris for MaximumFun.org.

One Bad Mother Episode 137: Let's Catch Up! plus guest Bianca Jamotte

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Show: 
One Bad Mother
Guests: 
Bianca Jamotte

Biz and Theresa realize we need more time to check in on what's been going on recently. From favorite shows to the noise of clutter to feminist fireside chats with children, we let the little things in life take over the show this week and it feels good to catch up! Plus, we talk to Bianca Jamotte about her hilarious video series Real Mommy Confessions which serves as a reminder that none of us are perfect. Amen.

http://www.realmommyconfessions.com

Real Mommy Confessions (YouTube): https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJDiZZrPUgQJRzCaWpHJ3AQ

Real Mommy Confessions Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/RealMommyConfessionsTheSeries/

Bianca on twitter: https://twitter.com/biancajamotte

RMC on twitter: https://twitter.com/realmomsconfess

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Show Music
Opening theme: Summon the Rawk, Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Ones and Zeros, Awesome, Beehive Sessions (http://awesomeinquotes.com, also avail on iTunes)
Mom Song, Adira Amram, Hot Jams For Teens (www.adiraamram.com, available on iTunes)
Bright, Echosmith, Talking Dreams, (http://www.echosmith.com also available on iTunes)
Closing music: Mama Blues, Cornbread Ted and the Butterbeans

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