SLIM Shots Weighs In on Harvard Study Calorie Reduction More Important than Diet Itself

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When it comes to weight loss, calorie reduction is as important as counting fats, protein, and carbs, and more significant when the food plan closely resembles your normal diet. Such are the findings of the largest controlled study published this week in the New England Journal of Medicine, Comparison of Weight-Loss Diets with Different Compositions of Fat, Protein, and Carbohydrates.

Without the use of an appetite suppressant like Slim Shots, trimming calories can be difficult to accomplish, let alone maintain. Not everyone can afford behavioral modification counseling, but at $1.30 a day, most everyone can afford SLIM Shots.

When it comes to weight loss, counting calories is as important as counting fats, protein, and carbs, and more significant when the food plan closely resembles your normal diet. Such are the findings of the largest controlled study published this week in the New England Journal of Medicine, Comparison of Weight-Loss Diets with Different Compositions of Fat, Protein, and Carbohydrates.

Comprised of 811 overweight and obese adults, the Study measured the weight loss results of 4 diets, low fat versus high fat and average protein versus high protein and in comparison of highest and lowest carbohydrate content. Regardless of diet composition, all participants reduced their caloric intake by 750 calories a day, exercised 90 minutes a week, and underwent intense behavioral counseling. All 4 diets resulted in participants losing weight and reducing the risk factors for cardiovascular disease and diabetes. Weight loss was more significant among those whose Study diet closely resembled the composition of their normal diet. After 12 months, however, all groups, on average, slowly regained body weight.

Frank Sacks, a lead researcher and professor of cardiovascular disease prevention at Harvard says, "What we found is that the most important thing for people to lose weight is to choose a heart-healthy diet and to keep the amounts down." Tasks that, according to executive vice president of SLIM Shots, Ron Boger, may be easier said than done.

Citing that Study participants had difficulty achieving the goals of their assigned group despite intensive behavioral counseling, Boger explained, "Without the use of an appetite suppressant like Slim Shots, trimming calories can be difficult to accomplish, let alone maintain. Not everyone can afford behavioral modification counseling, but at $1.30 a day, most everyone can afford SLIM Shots."

One thing is clear; the Study affirms that weight loss is more about calorie reduction and exercise than the composition of the diet.

For more information on the Comparison of Weight-Loss Diets with Different Compositions of Fat, Protein, and Carbohydrates Study, visit http://content.nejm.org/cgi/content/full/360/9/859

For more information on SLIM Shots, visit http://www.slimshots.com.

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