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SlimFast shakes cause 11% weight loss for two years
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People lost and maintained an average weight loss of 11 percent by replacing two meals and two snacks per day with SlimFast meal replacement shakes and bars for three months followed by replacing one meal and one snack for an additional two 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 two years replaced one meal and one snack with SlimFast shakes and bar lost and maintained an average weight loss of 5.9 percent for two years.
Blood pressure, Blood Sugar and Insulin Levels
Reductions in blood pressure, sugar and insulin
Both group had reductions in systolic blood pressure, blood sugar and insulin levels.
“These findings support the hypothesis that defined meal replacements can be used for successful, long-term weight control and improvements in certain biomarkers of disease risk,” the authors of the study concluded.
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Department of Medicine
University Ulm, Germany
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