Comparative effectiveness of two popular weight loss programs in women I: body composition and resting energy expenditure
A number of commercial diet and exercise programs are
promoted to help people lose weight and improve fitness.
However, few studies have compared the effects of
following different types of exercise and diet interventions
on weight loss. The purpose of this study was to
compare the efficacy of a more structured meal plan
based diet intervention and supervised exercise program
to a traditional point based diet program with weekly
counseling and encouragement to exercise.
Results indicate that 16-wks of participation in the C program that involved a more structured meal plan based diet and supervised exercise program promoted more favorable changes in body composition than participation in the W program that involved adherence to a point based diet, weekly counseling, and encouragement to increase physical activity.
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