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Meal replacement shakes for breakfast and lunch help people lose 20 pounds
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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
Commonwealth Scientific industrial Organization
Health Sciences and Nutrition
Adelaide, South Australia, 5000
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