Research Shows How People Lost More Weight on a Meal Replacement Diet than Counterparts

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A Harvard study presented at the 2003 meeting of the North American Association for the study of obesity, showed that over a period of 10 years that people who had at least 2 shakes a day with a healthy 3rd meal were 32.6 pounds lighter than the control group who followed the standard American way of eating. - B. Bellville Steven Heymsfield, M.D. of St Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital compared and analyzed more than a half-dozen studies which compared meal replacement drinks with conventional low-calorie diets. He found that, on average, people who drink meal replacement shakes for one or two of their meals every day, will consistently lose 7%-8% of their body weight after the first year. This is very similar to the amount of weight loss achieved with medical weight loss drugs such as Xenical, however there are no dangerous side effects. He also found that people who followed low-calorie diets often lost only an average of 3% of their body weight. Research bears that out. In a Journal of the American Dietetic Association study published in 2001, women who lost weight on a reduced-calorie plan that included meal replacement beverages maintained their losses after a year by drinking at least one diet shake a day in place of a regular meal. Their counterparts in the study, who lost weight on a conventional low-fat diet that did not use meal replacement beverages, regained most of their initial weight The most impressive long term study to date was completed by George Blackburn, M.D., who is considered to be an expert of metabolism and nutrition at the Harvard medical school. This study lasted for 10 years and had some surprising results. After a decade, the men using the meal replacement shakes had maintained a 7 pound weight loss. While this may not sound like a big deal, their counterparts gained an average of 25 pounds. In summary, the concept of a meal replacement regime is the best form of weight management. Since the launch of the Body By Vi™ Challenge in January 2010, doctors are now advising it and prescribing it. Fitness Professionals are endorsing it. Gym Owners and Personal Trainers are promoting it. Entrepreneurs invest in it, and Success Magazine has even partnered with ViSalus Sciences™ to cover the tremendous success stories. Industry experts watched... and not only predicted it, but they are blown away by the growth. ViSalus™ Sciences is now the FASTEST growing Health & Wellness company in the country and the Body By Vi™ Challenge is the fastest growing health transformation program in the country.Ready to transform YOUR life, go to