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Do Weight Loss Supplements Work?

It’s tempting to resort to weight-loss supplements in the daily battle against the bulge, but there are indeed no shortcuts. A study published online in the International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism concluded that there is no sound research evidence showing that any single product results in significant weight loss. A handful – including green-tea and fiber-based supplements – were associated with a modest loss of three to four pounds, but most were tested as part of a reduced-calorie diet, making the contribution of a supplement difficult to tease out. The article’s author concluded that the ultimate key to weight loss is not supplements, but rather eating whole grains, fruits, vegetables and lean meats and exercising regularly. Vegetables, in particular, should be added to virtually every dish – they add vital nutrients and fiber while contributing very few calories.

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Reader Comments (1)

The best option for losing weight, which is not always the most attractive, is to make sensible dietary choices that will not only be good for your health but will also allow you to naturally lose weight and keep it off for good.

July 16, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMark

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