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    Tuesday, December 22, 2015

    LOW CALORIE DIETS

    Meal replacements cause weight loss of 9.6% after six months

    An analysis of studies that used meal replacements found that people lost an average of 9.6 percent of body weight after six months according to a review paper. Read the entire article | Email this article
    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Tue, Dec 22, 2015 3:00 am | [0] comments

    LOW CALORIE DIETS

    Meal replacements cause weight loss of 7.5% after one year

    An analysis of studies that used meal replacements found that people lost an average of 7.5 percent of body weight after one year according to a review paper. Read the entire article | Email this article
    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Tue, Dec 22, 2015 2:50 am | [0] comments

    Sunday, October 21, 2012

    EXERCISE AND WEIGHT LOSS

    People who were put on an exercise-only program to lose weight lost only 3.5 lbs after one year

    People who entered an exercise-only program to help them lose weight lost an average of only 3.5 lbs after one year according to a new study from Sweden.

    Read the entire article | Email this article
    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Sun, Oct 21, 2012 3:15 pm | [0] comments

    LOW CALORIE DIET

    People put on a 1500-1800 calorie diet lost an average of 15.4 lbs after one year

    People put on a restricted, normal-food diet containing 1500-1800 calories per day depending on body size and exercise levels lost an average of 15.4 lbs after one year according to a new study from Sweden.

    This weight loss was 8.3% of their original body weight.

    The restricted normal-food diet consisted mainly of food with high-protein, low-glycemic-index carbohydrates, low-fat intake, low-energy density, and a high-fiber content, providing a caloric intake of 1500-1800 calories per day depending on body size and exercise levels.

    Read the entire article | Email this article
    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Sun, Oct 21, 2012 2:59 pm | [0] comments

    LOW CALORIE DIET

    People put on a 1200-1500 calorie diet lost an average of 19.6 lbs after one year

    People put on a low-calore diet consisting of two calorie-restricted normal-food meals and two formula-diet meal-replacement sachets providing a total caloric intake of 1200-1500 calories per day depending on body size and exercise levels lost an average of 19.6 lbs after one year according to a new study from Sweden.

    This weight loss was 10.1% of their original body weight.

    Read the entire article | Email this article
    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Sun, Oct 21, 2012 2:53 pm | [0] comments

    Tuesday, May 01, 2012

    DIET COMPOSITION

    People lost the same amount of weight (13.9 lbs) with 15% protein as 25% protein

    People assigned to eat diets with a different composition of protein (15% vs 25%), fat (20% vs 40%) and carbohydrates (35% to 65%), but the same number of calories, lost the same amount of weight and same amount of fat according to a recent study from researchers at Harvard University. The average weight loss was 13.9 lbs after six months which was similar in all the diet groups, with 9.2 lbs coming from body fat, and 4.6 lbs coming from lean body mass (muscle) "with no differences between 25% and 15% protein, 40% and 20% fat, or 65% and 35% carbohydrate." Read the entire article | Email this article
    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Tue, May 01, 2012 12:14 pm | [1] comments

    Tuesday, October 25, 2011

    BOOK - WHY WE GET FAT

    Undereating isn’t a treatment or cure for obesity, only a way to temporarily lose weight Gary Taubes

    "ndereating isn't a treatment or cure for obesity; it's a way of temporarily reducing the most obvious symptom," writes Gary Taubes in Chapter Two of his excellent book Why We Get Fat and What To Do About It. Read the entire article | Email this article
    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Tue, Oct 25, 2011 11:07 am | [0] comments

    BOOK - WHY WE GET FAT

    Low-calorie diets were referred to as ‘semi-starvation’ diets until the 1970’s notes Gary Taubes

    "Until the 1970s, low-calorie diets were referred to in medical literature as 'semi-starvation' diets," writes Gary Taubes in Chapter Two of his excellent book Why We Get Fat and What To Do About It. Read the entire article | Email this article
    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Tue, Oct 25, 2011 10:22 am | [0] comments

    BOOK - WHY WE GET FAT

    Eating less to lose weight simply doesn’t work for more than a few months notes Gary Taubes

    "No wonder obesity is so rarely cured. Eating less -- that is, undereating -- simply doesn't work for more than a few months, if that," writes Gary Taubes in Chapter Two of his excellent book Why We Get Fat and What To Do About It.

    "This reality, however, hasn't stopped the authorities from recommending the approach..." Read the entire article | Email this article
    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Tue, Oct 25, 2011 10:12 am | [2] comments

    BOOK - WHY WE GET FAT

    Low-calorie diets cause only modest weight loss of 9-10 lbs notes Gary Taubes

    "Prescribing low-calorie diets for obese and overweight patients, according to a 2007 review from Tufts University, leads, at best, to "modest weight losses" that are "transient"- that is, temporary. Typically, nine or ten pounds are lost in the first six months. After a year, much of what was lost has been regained," writes Gary Taubes in Chapter Two of his excellent book Why We Get Fat and What To Do About It. Read the entire article | Email this article
    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Tue, Oct 25, 2011 9:58 am | [0] comments

    BOOK - WHY WE GET FAT

    Success of low-calorie diets are remarkably poor noted Albert Stunkard in 1959, notes Gary Taubes

    In 1959, psychologist Albert Stunkard found that the success of low-calorie diets were 'remarkably similar and remarkably poor', notes Gary Taubes in Chapter Two of his excellent book Why We Get Fat and What To Do About It. Read the entire article | Email this article
    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Tue, Oct 25, 2011 9:24 am | [0] comments

    Wednesday, January 19, 2011

    LOW CALORIE VS LOW FAT

    Low-calorie diet causes twice as much weight loss as low-fat: 24.6 lbs vs 13.4 lbs in 6 months

    People assigned to eat a low-calorie diet of 1000-1200 calories per day lost nearly twice as much weight loss as those assigned to limit their fat intake to 22-26 grams per day according to a 1999 study by Jean Harvey-Berino from the University of Vermont.

    Those assigned to the low-caloried diet lost an average of 24.6 lbs after six months versus 13.4 lbs for those assigned to the fat-restricted diet. Read the entire article | Email this article
    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Wed, Jan 19, 2011 2:08 pm | [0] comments

    LOW CALORIE VS LOW FAT

    Low-calorie diet causes twice as much weight loss as low-fat: 16.5 lbs vs 4 lbs in 18 months

    People assigned to eat a low-calorie diet of 1000-1200 calories per day lost nearly twice as much weight loss after six months as those assigned to limit their fat intake to 22-26 grams per day -- 24.6 lbs vs 13.4 lbs -- and also maintained a much greater weight loss after 18 months -- 16.5 lbs vs 4 lbs -- according to a 1999 study by Jean Harvey-Berino from the University of Vermont. Read the entire article | Email this article
    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Wed, Jan 19, 2011 2:01 pm | [0] comments

    Friday, October 01, 2010

    DIET & EXERCISE

    Women who lost at least 10% of their body weight ate 1365 calories and exercised 48 minutes per day

    Women who lost and maintained at least a 10 percent weight loss after two years exercised an average of 48 minutes per day and reduced their calorie intake to an average of 1365 calories per day according to a study from researchers at University of Pittsburgh in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.

    Women who gained weight exercised an average of 18 minutes per day and ate an average of 1809 calories per day.

    Women who lost up to 4.9 percent of their body weight exercised an average of 28 minutes per day and reduced their calorie intake to 1638 calories per day.

    Women who lost 5 to 9.9 percent of their body weight exercised an average of 26 minutes per day and reduced their calorie intake to 1452 calories per day. Read the entire article | Email this article
    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Fri, Oct 01, 2010 3:10 pm | [0] comments

    Monday, August 23, 2010

    LOW CALORIE DIET

    Patients lost 21 pounds or 9.5% of body weight in six weeks on 800 calorie liquid meal replacement

    Patients lost an average of 21.2 pounds or 9.5 percent of body weight in six weeks when give a 800 calorie per day liquid meal replacement, which consisted of HMR 800 (Health Management Resources, Boston, Massachusetts, USA).

    Information about the HMR 800 meal replacement shakes can be found here.

    Note: A couple of weight loss doctors have told me that HMR makes the best meal replacement shakes of any they have tried.

    Note: I have no financial ties to HMR or this product. Read the entire article | Email this article
    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Mon, Aug 23, 2010 1:56 pm | [0] comments

    Wednesday, June 30, 2010

    BREAKFAST

    Big breakfast with lots of protein & carbs causes more weight loss than low-protein, low-carbs

    A recent study suggests that eating a low-calorie diet limited to 1240 calories per day that includes a big breakfast containing 610 calories with lots of protein (47 grams), some fat (22 grams) and a moderate amount of carbohydrates (58 grams) causes more weight loss than eating low-calorie diet containing 1085 calories per day that includes a small breakfast (290 calories) with a small amount of protein (12 grams), a small amount of carbohydrates (7 grams), and the same amount of fat (22 grams) -- "low calorie, low carb".

    After four months, women on the diet with the low-calorie, low-carb diet that included a small breakfast had lost 28 pounds compared to 23 pounds for those who ate the big breakfast with lots of protein and a moderate amount of carbs.

    However, after eight months, women eating the big breakfast had lost 44.5 pounds compared to only 10 pounds for those in the low-calorie, low card group -- the low-calorie, low-carb group having regained 18 pounds.

    As a percentage of body weight, those who ate the big breakfast had lost 21 percent of their body weight compared to only 4.5 percent for those in the low-calorie, low-carb group. Read the entire article | Email this article
    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Wed, Jun 30, 2010 9:04 am | [2] comments

    Friday, May 28, 2010

    LOW-CARB DIET

    Low-carbohydrate causes 10 lbs weight loss in women vs 4-6 lbs with Zone Diet and Low-Fat Diet

    Women on a low-carbohydrate Atkin’s diet lost roughly 10 lbs after one year vs 4-6 lbs for those on three other diets. Read the entire article | Email this article
    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Fri, May 28, 2010 7:13 am | [0] comments

    Wednesday, May 06, 2009

    DIET-PLUS-EXERCISE VS DIET ALONE

    Diet-plus-exercise causes 2.5 lbs more weight loss than diet alone

    Diet-plus-exercise causes 2.5 lbs more weight loss than diet alone according to an analysis of previous studies. Read the entire article | Email this article
    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Wed, May 06, 2009 2:49 pm | [0] comments

    Friday, April 17, 2009

    LOW-CARB DIET

    Women lose the same amount of weight (16 lbs vs 15 lbs) and fat (11 lbs v 12 lbs) on a low-carb diet

    Women lose a similar amount of weight (16 lbs vs 15 lbs) and body fat (11 lbs vs 12 lbs) with a low-carb diet versus a high-carb diet according to a study from Australia.

    This was different than what was seen in men, where men on a low-carb diet lost 1.5 times as much weight and nearly twice as much fat as those on a high-carb diet. Read the entire article | Email this article
    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Fri, Apr 17, 2009 1:19 pm | [0] comments

    Friday, November 07, 2008

    LOW CALORIE DIETS

    Low calorie diet causes weight loss of 9.7% after six months, 5% after 1-2 years

    An analysis of studies that used low calorie diets found that people lost an average of 9.7 percent of body weight after six months, and 5 percent after 1-2 years according to a review paper. Read the entire article | Email this article
    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Fri, Nov 07, 2008 2:51 pm | [0] comments

    LOW CALORIE DIET

    Low calorie diet of 800-1000 calories caused average weight loss of 27.4 lbs in two months

    People fed a low-calorie diet of 800 to 1,000 calories per day "consisting primarily of shakes and bars" caused an average weight loss of 27.4 pounds in two months according to a new study from Denmark. Read the entire article | Email this article
    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Fri, Nov 07, 2008 1:23 pm | [0] comments

    WEIGHT REGAIN

    Weight regain after 6 months similar with low-fat, monounsaturated fat or control diets: 5-8 lbs

    People who had lost an average of 27 pounds in two months on a low-calorie diet of 800-1000 calories per day, regained a similar amount of weight when they were fed a low-fat diet, a high monounsaturated fat diet or a control diet according to a study from Denmark.

    Subjects in the low-fat group regained an average of 4.8 pounds in six months.

    Subjects in the high monounsaturated fat group regained an average of 5.5 pounds in six months.

    Subjects in the control group regained an average of 8.4 pounds.
    Read the entire article | Email this article
    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Fri, Nov 07, 2008 1:19 am | [0] comments

    Wednesday, October 24, 2007

    LOW CARB DIETS

    Low-carb dieters maintain a similar amount of weight loss as low-fat dieters

    "It is possible to achieve and maintain long-term weight loss using a low-carbohydrate diet," concludes a paper from researchers at Brown Medical School in Providence, Rhode Island, USA. Read the entire article | Email this article
    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Wed, Oct 24, 2007 12:42 pm | [0] comments

    Friday, September 14, 2007

    LOW CARB DIET

    Low-carbohydrate diet causes more weight loss than low-fat diet: 15.6 lbs vs 14.1 lbs in two months

    People assigned to follow a low-carbohydrate, high-fat diet containing about 30 percent fewer calories than normal lost slightly more weight than people assigned to follow a low-fat, high-carbohydrate diet according to a study from Australia. Read the entire article | Email this article
    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Fri, Sep 14, 2007 7:00 am | [0] comments

    Thursday, June 28, 2007

    COMPOSITION OF WEIGHT LOSS

    14% of weight loss on a low-calorie diet is lean body mass

    Muscle loss accounts for approximately one-seventh (14 percent) of weight loss while on a low calorie diet according to a new review paper from researchers at the Australian Centre for Obesity Research and Education at the Monash Medical School in Melbourne, Australia. Read the entire article | Email this article
    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Thu, Jun 28, 2007 1:51 am | [0] comments

    Tuesday, May 08, 2007

    LOW CALORIE DIET

    Men lost 13.9% on low calorie diet, women 11.9%

    Men and women who were prescribed a diet of 1500 calories for men and 1000 calories for women, lost an average of 13.9 percent for men and 11.9 percent for women after one year according to a study from Poland. Read the entire article | Email this article
    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Tue, May 08, 2007 3:04 am | [0] comments

    Tuesday, April 24, 2007

    MUSCLE LOSS

    Muscle loss during weight loss: 18% on low cal diet, 30% on very low calorie diet, 46% while fasting

    People lose more muscle while fasting than on a low-calorie or very-low-calorie diet. While fasting, approximately 18 percent of weight loss is lean body mass (muscle). While on a very-low calorie diet, 30 percent of weight loss is lean body mass (muscle). While on a low-calorie diet, 18 percent of weight loss is lean body mass (muscle). Read the entire article | Email this article
    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Tue, Apr 24, 2007 5:27 am | [0] comments

    RATE OF WEIGHT LOSS

    Rate of weight loss: 0.8 lbs per day on low cal diet, 1.1 lbs on very low calorie diet, 2.2 lbs VLCD

    People lose weight three times as fast while fasting as opposed to while on a low-calorie diet. While fasting, people lost an average of 0.77 pounds per day compared to 1.14 pounds per day while on a very-low calorie diet versus 2.22 pounds per day while fasting. Read the entire article | Email this article
    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Tue, Apr 24, 2007 5:14 am | [0] comments

    LOW CALORIE DIET

    People on a low-calorie diet lose 15.8 lbs in three weeks, 27.7 lbs in six weeks

    People on a low-calorie diet lost an average of 15.8 lbs in three weeks and 27.7 pounds in six weeks. This weight loss represented 6.8 percent of body weight and 11.9 percent of body weight. Read the entire article | Email this article
    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Tue, Apr 24, 2007 3:47 am | [0] comments


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  • People lost the same amount of weight (13.9 lbs) with 15% protein as 25% protein

  • Eating less to lose weight simply doesn’t work for more than a few months notes Gary Taubes

  • Big breakfast with lots of protein & carbs causes more weight loss than low-protein, low-carbs

  • Meal replacements cause weight loss of 9.6% after six months

  • Meal replacements cause weight loss of 7.5% after one year

  • People who were put on an exercise-only program to lose weight lost only 3.5 lbs after one year

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  • People put on a 1200-1500 calorie diet lost an average of 19.6 lbs after one year

  • Undereating isn’t a treatment or cure for obesity, only a way to temporarily lose weight Gary Taubes

  • Low-calorie diets were referred to as ‘semi-starvation’ diets until the 1970’s notes Gary Taubes

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  • Low-calorie diet causes twice as much weight loss as low-fat: 16.5 lbs vs 4 lbs in 18 months

  • Women who lost at least 10% of their body weight ate 1365 calories and exercised 48 minutes per day

  • Patients lost 21 pounds or 9.5% of body weight in six weeks on 800 calorie liquid meal replacement

  • Low-carbohydrate causes 10 lbs weight loss in women vs 4-6 lbs with Zone Diet and Low-Fat Diet

  • Diet-plus-exercise causes 2.5 lbs more weight loss than diet alone

  • Women lose the same amount of weight (16 lbs vs 15 lbs) and fat (11 lbs v 12 lbs) on a low-carb diet

  • Low calorie diet causes weight loss of 9.7% after six months, 5% after 1-2 years

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  • Weight regain after 6 months similar with low-fat, monounsaturated fat or control diets: 5-8 lbs

  • Low-carb dieters maintain a similar amount of weight loss as low-fat dieters

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  • 14% of weight loss on a low-calorie diet is lean body mass

  • Men lost 13.9% on low calorie diet, women 11.9%

  • Muscle loss during weight loss: 18% on low cal diet, 30% on very low calorie diet, 46% while fasting

  • Rate of weight loss: 0.8 lbs per day on low cal diet, 1.1 lbs on very low calorie diet, 2.2 lbs VLCD

  • People on a low-calorie diet lose 15.8 lbs in three weeks, 27.7 lbs in six weeks

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