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Weight Loss and Diet Plans: Several types of diet plans produce at least short-term weight loss; portion size may matter more than what we eat.

Baker, Barbara MSN, RN

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Abstract

OVERVIEW: This article examines popular diet plans for weight loss and provides information about their efficacy. Diets covered include: very-low-calorie and low-calorie diets; low-fat and very-low-fat diets; moderate-fat, low-calorie diets; and low-carbohydrate, high-protein diets. The importance of portion size and behavioral change is also discussed.

© 2006 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.

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