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    Meal replacement shakes for breakfast and lunch help people lose 20 pounds

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    Tuesday, December 29, 2015 5:54 am Email this article
    People drinking Slim-Fast meal replacement shakes for two meals a day, and eating a low-fat evening meal lost as much weight as people following a 1400 calorie per day diet.

    3 Months Weight Loss: 13.2 lbs vs 14.5 lbs

    in the Slim-Fast group lost an average of 13.2 pounds in three months compared to 14.5 pounds for those in the low-calorie, low-fat group.

    6 Months Weight Loss: 19.8 lbs vs 20.2 lbs

    After six months, the Slim-Fast group had lost an average of 19.8 pounds compared to 20.2 pounds for the low-calorie, low-fat group.

    Better compliance and convenience

    Inerestingly, the Slim-Fast group rated meal replacement shakes as more convenient and easier to comply with than people in the low-calorie, low-fat group.

    “We concluded meal replacement is equally effective for losing weight compared with conventional but structured weight-loss diets,” the authors of the study concluded.


    Noakes M, Foster P, Keogh J, Clifton P. Meal replacements are as effective as structured weight-loss diets for treating obesity in adults with features of metabolic syndrome. J Nutr. 2004 Aug, 134(8):1894-99.

    Author’s Contact Information

    M. Noakes
    Commonwealth Scientific industrial Organization
    Health Sciences and Nutrition
    Adelaide, South Australia, 5000

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