Why Diets Work, But the Weight Comes Back

Dr. Koliwad explains why anyone can lose weight on diets, but why that weight loss is almost always temporary.

Body Signals Podcast
by
Bill Tancer
— Signos
Chief of Data Science
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Published:
April 16, 2024
August 10, 2021
— Updated:
February 25, 2022

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Body Signals podcast Host Bill Tancer interviews Signos Advisor Dr. Suneil Koliwad, Chief of the Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism at UCSF. Dr. Koliwad explains why anyone can lose weight on diets, but why that weight loss is almost always temporary. Bill and Dr. Koliwad discuss what we can learn from the hit NBC Show The Biggest Loser as well as why the quicker someone loses weight, the faster that weight will be regained, reinforcing the idea of making small changes and why slow and steady wins the game against extra pounds.

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Bill Tancer is a New York Times best-selling author. He is a co-founder and the chief data scientist at Signos and the creator and host of Signos’ podcast, Body Signals.

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