In the News: PREPACKAGED DIET FOODS LINKED TO GREATER WEIGHT-LOSS SUCCESS

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Prepackaged Diet Foods Linked to Greater Weight-Loss Success

When it comes to dieting, prepackaged, portion-controlled food plans may be the way to go. In a recent study, dieters on a structured diet plan consisting of five pre-packaged meals each day along with a single meal prepared by the dieter lost an average of 16.5 pounds (7.5 kg) over six months—6.7 percent of their starting weight. By comparison, those merely advised on how to keep to a 1,000 calorie-per-day diet lost just 8.4 pounds (3.8 kg)—3.4 percent of their starting weight. Participants from both groups had a tendency to rebound toward their original weight, but a year in, the dieters on the packaged meal plan still had kept more of the weight off. More…Discuss

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