No Jebus, don't sell out!
This girl lost 42# in 11 weeks and went from 37%bf to 32%. That means that she lost 26# fat and 16# muscle. That's 1.5# of muscle loss per week over the 11 weeks. It's no wonder she had a heart attack. How much of that came from her heart? Do you think she was doing any strength training? Maybe she did have an undiagnosed problem with her heart since birth, maybe lots of people do. Maybe this diet was just the trigger. That doesn't mean she would have died anyway. Anyone losing more than a couple pound/wk should seriously look at what it's doing to their body. "The Biggest Loser" is really the biggest loser and the expert doctor (Dr Scurr) at the end of this article is an a$$#0le.
I think this guy got it right.
Professor John Garrow, a retired obesity and nutrition expert, blamed Miss Callaghan's death on her rapid weight loss and yesterday told the Daily Mail he was against 'prolonged' diets of less than 800 calories a day.
He described Miss Clowe's rate of weight loss as 'too fast' and said the effect of following such a very low calorie plan was that the heart 'wasted away.'
He said the effects depended 'on how much weight you lose and how quickly you lose it', but the heart of someone who is starving is eventually 'reduced to a stage at which it can no longer adequately perform what it is there for, namely pumping the blood and you get these disorders of rhythm.'