In short, the deck is stacked against overweight people before they step foot on a treadmill, not to mention the mental and emotional toll of these physiological effects. Yet here I am, a great example of the results that contestants on The Biggest Loser could (and should) be getting.
Why am I still the exception to the rule?
"Eat less, exercise more" doesn't really work
From the start, I was the biggest kid in every school photo. While other kids in my neighborhood dreamed of going to Disney, I dreamed of going to fat camp. By the time I was 10 I'd already lost and gained weight a dozen times.
No matter where I turned, the message was clear: eat less, exercise more, and you'll lose weight. Then, just stick to a reasonable maintenance plan, and you won't gain it back. But no matter how hard I tried to eat less and exercise more, I just couldn't seem to lose weight. The few times I did, I couldn't maintain it.