Weight-loss diets--can you keep it off?

November 2008
American Journal of Clinical Nutrition;Nov2008, Vol. 88 Issue 5, p1185
Academic Journal
The authors reflect on a trial on the effectiveness of short-term weight-loss programs based on very-low-calorie diets for weight maintenance after dramatic weight loss. An overview of the trial, which suggests to consider long-term diet approaches with gradual weight loss, is given. They state that maintaining a healthy diet is a life-long strategy, citing the need for a change in lifestyle in combination with changes in the macronutrient composition.


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