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SlimFast shakes cause 8.4% weight loss for four years
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People lost and maintained an average weight loss of 8.4 percent of their body weight by replacing two meals and two snacks per day with SlimFast shakes and bars for three months followed by replacing one meal and one snack for an additional four years.
Weight Loss Replacing Only One Meal and One Snack Per day
Replacing one meal and one snack per day: 5.9% weight loss for two years, 3.2% for four years
Another group of patients who went on a low calorie diet for the first three months and then for the next four years replaced one meal and one snack with SlimFast shakes and bar lost and maintained an average weight loss of 3.2 percent for four years.
Blood pressure, Blood Sugar and Insulin Levels
Reductions in blood pressure, sugar and insulin
Both group had reductions in blood sugar and insulin levels.
The group that lost the largest amount of weight also had a significant reduction in systolic blood pressure.
“Providing a structured meal plan via vitamin- and mineral-fortified liquid meal replacements is a safe and effective dietary strategy for obese patients,” the authors concluded.
Flechtner-Mors M, Ditschuneit H, Johnson T, Suchard M, Adler G. Metabolic and weight loss effects of long-term dietary intervention in obese patients: four-year results. Obes Res. 2000 Aug, 8(5):399-402.
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Department of Medicine
University Ulm, Germany
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