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Saturday, October 20, 2012

VERY LOW CALORIE DIET

People given 500 calorie liquid diet for 6-10 weeks maintained weight loss of 31 lbs after one year

People given a very-low-calore diet for 1.5 to 2.5 months (6-10 weeks) consisting of a 500 calories per day liquid diet followed by a weight maintenance diet plus exercise, maintained an average weight loss of 30.6 lbs after one year according to a new study from Sweden.

This weight loss was 14% of their original body weight.

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Posted by Larry Hobbs on Sat, Oct 20, 2012 12:13 pm | [0] comments

VERY LOW CALORIE DIETS

Risks associated with very-low-calorie diets: gallstone formation and sudden death

A new study from Sweden found that people put on a very-low-calore diet for 1.5 to 2.5 months consisting of a 500 calorie per day liquid diet followed by a weight maintenance diet plus exercise, maintained an average weight loss of 30.6 lbs after one year.

The paper notes that very-low-calore diets increase the risk of gallstone formation and sudden death.

Below is a quote from the paper about these risks.

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Posted by Larry Hobbs on Sat, Oct 20, 2012 11:13 am | [0] comments

Monday, July 12, 2010

WEIGHT LOSS MAINTENANCE

People who lost 48 lbs on very-low-calorie diet maintained 7 lbs after 3 years

People lost an average of 48 pounds on a very-low-calorie diet, but after three years had maintained a average weight loss of only 7.2 pounds. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Mon, Jul 12, 2010 8:31 am | [0] comments

WEIGHT LOSS MAINTENANCE

People who lost 48 lbs on very-low-calorie diet, 12% maintained 75% of weight loss

Among people who lost an average of 48 pounds on a very-low-calorie diet, one-out-of-eight ( 12 percent ) maintained 75 percent of their weight loss -- at least 36 pounds -- after three years. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Mon, Jul 12, 2010 8:14 am | [0] comments

WEIGHT LOSS MAINTENANCE

People who lost 48 lbs on very-low-calorie diet, 40% gained back more than they lost

Three years after losing an average of 48 pounds on a very-low-calorie diet, 40 percent had gained back more than they had lost. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Mon, Jul 12, 2010 7:55 am | [0] comments

VERY LOW CALORIE DIET

People on a very-low-calorie diet lose 11 lbs in 11 days, 20 lbs in 21 days

People on a very-low-calorie diet lost an average of 11.4 lbs in 11 days. After 21 days, the average weight loss was 20.2 lbs. This weight loss represented 4.9 percent of body weight and 8.6 percent of body weight. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Mon, Jul 12, 2010 7:27 am | [0] comments

Monday, November 10, 2008

VERY LOW CALORIE DIET

Very-low calorie diet caused weight loss of 16% after six months

People put on a very-low calorie diet that contained less than 800 calories per day lost an average of approximately 39 pounds or 16 percent of body weight after six months according to a recent review paper. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Mon, Nov 10, 2008 11:35 am | [0] comments

VERY LOW CALORIE DIET

Very-low calorie diet caused weight loss of 10% after one year

People put on a very-low calorie diet that contained less than 800 calories per day lost an average of approximately 25 pounds or 10 percent of body weight after one year according to a recent review paper. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Mon, Nov 10, 2008 11:33 am | [0] comments

VERY LOW CALORIE DIET

Very-low calorie diet caused weight loss of 6.3% after two year

People put on a very-low calorie diet that contained less than 800 calories per day lost an average of approximately 15.5 pounds or 6.3 percent of body weight after two years according to a recent review paper. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Mon, Nov 10, 2008 11:31 am | [0] comments

Friday, November 07, 2008

WEIGHT LOSS MAINTENANCE

60% of people who lose 10% of body weight maintain a 10% weight loss after one year

Among people who lose a significant amount of weight -- at least 10 percent of their body weight -- 60 percent maintain a weight loss of at least 10 percent after one year according to a new paper. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Fri, Nov 07, 2008 2:29 pm | [0] comments

WEIGHT LOSS MAINTENANCE

35% of people who lose 10% of body weight maintain a 10% weight loss after three year

Among people who lose a significant amount of weight -- at least 10 percent of their body weight -- 35 percent maintain a weight loss of at least 10 percent after three years according to a new paper. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Fri, Nov 07, 2008 2:27 pm | [0] comments

WEIGHT LOSS MAINTENANCE

19% of people who lose 10% of body weight maintain a 10% weight loss after five year

Among people who lose a significant amount of weight -- at least 10 percent of their body weight -- 19 percent maintain a weight loss of at least 10 percent after five years according to a new paper. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Fri, Nov 07, 2008 2:25 pm | [0] comments

WEIGHT LOSS MAINTENANCE

Weight loss after two years with diet drugs is 7-8%

Weight loss after two years of treatment with diet drugs ranges between 7 percent and 8 percent according to a new paper. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Fri, Nov 07, 2008 2:23 pm | [0] comments

WEIGHT LOSS MAINTENANCE

Weight loss after two years with non-drug therapy is 3-6%

Weight loss after two years with non-drug therapies ranges between 3 percent and 6 percent. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Fri, Nov 07, 2008 2:20 pm | [0] comments

Monday, August 18, 2008

VLCD

Very-low calorie diet caused weight loss of 24% vs 17% for commercial program or self-guided diet

Among people who lost at least 10 percent of their body weight, those who followed at very-low-calorie diet lost an average of 24 percent of their body weight compared to a weight loss of 17 percent for those who used a commercial program or self-guided approach according to a study from The City University of New York in
New York, New York, USA. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Mon, Aug 18, 2008 7:53 am | [0] comments

Monday, August 11, 2008

XENICAL

People lost 31.7 lbs on very-low-calorie diet, regained 5.3 lbs less in 3 years with Xenical

Obese men and women lost an average of 31.7 pounds on a very-low-calorie diet containing 400 to 800 calories per day. Those given Xenical (orlistat) regained 5.3 pounds less over the next three year than those given a placebo according to a study from researchers at Aarhus University Hospital in Aarhus, Denmark. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Mon, Aug 11, 2008 1:04 pm | [0] comments

XENICAL

Women given Xenical maintained greater weight loss after 3 years: 21.3 lbs vs 13.9 lbs

After losing weight for two months on a very-low-calorie diet, women given Xenical (orlistat) maintained an additional 7.5 pounds weight loss after three years compared to women who were given a placebo according to a study from Denmark. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Mon, Aug 11, 2008 12:46 pm | [0] comments

XENICAL

Men given Xenical maintained similar weight loss after 3 years: 19.6 lbs vs 17.8 lbs

After losing weight for two months on a very-low-calorie diet, men given Xenical (orlistat) only maintained an additional 1.8 pounds of weight loss after three years compared to men who were given a placebo according to a study from Denmark. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Mon, Aug 11, 2008 12:38 pm | [0] comments

XENICAL

Xenical reduced development of type 2 diabetes after 3 years: 5% vs 11%

After losing weight for two months on a very-low-calorie diet, fewer people given Xenical (orlistat) developed type 2 diabetes after three years compared to those given a placebo (5.2 percent versus 10.9 percent) according to a study from Denmark. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Mon, Aug 11, 2008 12:23 pm | [0] comments

Thursday, June 28, 2007

COMPOSITION OF WEIGHT LOSS

23% of weight loss on a very-low-calorie diet is lean body mass

Muscle loss accounts for an average of one-fourth (23.4 percent) of weight loss while on a very-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. This is reduced to an average of 22.5 percent when a very-low-calorie diet is combined with exercise Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Thu, Jun 28, 2007 1:44 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

Friday, September 22, 2006

VERY LOW CALORIE DIETS

Very low calorie diets do not produce greater long-term weight loss

Very-low-calorie diets produce greater short-term weight loss, but do not produce greater long-term weight loss than low-calorie diets according to an analysis from researchers from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Fri, Sep 22, 2006 2:39 am | [0] comments

Wednesday, July 05, 2006

BEHAVIORAL WEIGHT LOSS PROGRAM

Intensive weight loss program causes average weight loss of 53 lbs for women, 79 lbs for men

An intensive behavioral weight loss program combined with a low-calorie or very-low-calorie diet cause an average weight loss of 52.6 pounds or 18.5 percent of body weight in severely obese women and 79.2 pounds or 22.5 percent in severely obese men according to a study from the University of Kentucky and Health Management Resources Weight Management Program in Lexington, Kentucky, USA. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Wed, Jul 05, 2006 3:12 am | [0] comments

Sunday, February 20, 2005

VERY LOW CALORIE DIET

Women lost 9-10% of body weight in three months on very low calorie diet

White women lost 10 percent of their body weight in three months, black women lost 9 percent, following a very low calorie diet of 500 to 800 calories per day in addition to exercise and behavioral counseling according to a new study from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Sun, Feb 20, 2005 9:05 pm | [0] comments

Wednesday, December 15, 2004

U.S. NIH’s Obesity Guidelines Part 23: Dieting

The average weight loss on a low-calorie diet is 8 percent of body weight over three to twelve months according to the U.S. NIH's Obesity Guidelines (p. 42). The average long-term weight loss maintained after 3 to 4.5 years of follow-up is 4 percent of body weight. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Wed, Dec 15, 2004 3:20 am | [0] comments

Tuesday, May 11, 2004

American Dietetic Assoication’s position on weight management

Here is the American Dietetic Assoication's position on weight management as of 2002. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Tue, May 11, 2004 1:13 pm | [0] comments

Monday, March 29, 2004

One-third of patients on very-low-calorie diet maintain 20 percent weight loss

Thirty-four percent of patients who had attended an Obesity Lifeline Programme maintained weight losses of 20 percent or more, while another thirty-nine percent maintained weight losses of at least 10 percent. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Mon, Mar 29, 2004 5:38 am | [0] comments

Wednesday, March 24, 2004

Very-low calorie diet: 33 lbs loss in one year

"Very-low-calorie diets with regular monitoring and feedback [are] effective in reducing and maintaining weight loss for up to a year," concluded the author of a study from Britain. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Wed, Mar 24, 2004 1:22 pm | [0] comments

Monday, March 22, 2004

Very-Low-Calorie Diet: One-forth maintain 10 percent weight loss

One-fourth of patients who completed an intensive very-low-calorie diet (VLCD) weight-loss program maintained a weight loss of 10 percent after seven years according to a 1999 study. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Mon, Mar 22, 2004 12:46 pm | [1] comments
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