2 formerly obese economists who lost a combined 120 pounds in 18 months relied on a controversial weight-loss strategy

Yahoo Finance Video

The way Christopher Payne sees it, when you're trying to lose weight, "you're basically a scientist of your own body." Payne and Rob Barnett wrote the book "The Economists' Diet: The Surprising Formula for Losing Weight and Keeping It Off," in which they explain how to use fundamental economic principles to shed pounds the way they did.

Scroll to continue with content

What to Read Next