Greater weight loss seen with prepackaged diet foods

05/8/2013 | Reuters

Obese participants who followed a weight-loss plan that featured portion-controlled, prepackaged diet foods lost 16.5 pounds in six months, compared with 8.4 pounds in those who received diet advice but ate regular foods, according to a study in the International Journal of Obesity. Researchers also noted smaller waist size, lower cholesterol levels and greater body-fat reductions in participants who ate the packaged diet foods compared with those who ate regular meals.

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