Take a look at these seven facts you may not have known about losing weight.
It is commonplace for weight loss commercials to pay a fit person to gain weight for the “before” photo instead of showing someone who actually lost the weight. – Source
The heaviest human being ever recorded weighed 1400 lb. At one point, he also lost approximately 924 lb, the largest human weight loss ever documented. – Source
Jalapeños, cayennes, and habaneros can lower high cholesterol, protect from heart disease and cancers, relieve pain, and encourage weight loss because of a chemical called capsaicin. – Source
2,4-dinitrophenol (DNP), a potent weight loss drug that raises body temperature to burn more calories, was used by Russian soldiers in WWII to very effectively survive extreme cold. They could also use it as an explosive. – Source
Weight loss, even through surgery, can improve your memory. – Source
A documentary team set up a sting that fooled millions into thinking chocolate helps weight loss. They did it by running a study, performing p-hacking, using a for-fee science journal to publish the paper, and issuing a press release picked up uncritically across the world by major publications. – Source
The Salisbury steak was invented by Dr. J. H. Salisbury, an early proponent of low-carb diets to aid weight loss. – Source