Published studies and references conclude that, on average, dieters using meal replacements lose and maintain 2½ - 3 times as much weight as those on traditional diets. More than 60 published studies have shown that no diets are more effective than those using meal replacements.
Meal replacements are effective for weight loss:
Meal replacements help to reduce overall caloric intake since they are low in calories and portion-controlled.
Meal replacements provide dieters with structure and minimize decisions about food choices. This helps individuals stay on their diet, develop momentum and continue losing weight.
As a bonus, research shows meal replacements can improve overall nutrition. Whether used on their own, or with fruits and vegetables,
HMR meal replacements are healthy — so using them will almost always improve nutrition.
Meal replacements also help to improve weight-loss maintenance:
A number of studies reviewing lifestyle methods for weight control have concluded: portion-controlled servings, including meal replacements, are the most effective.
HMR has done numerous studies with meal replacements in maintenance. In the most recent study of 600 participants, those using more meal replacements actually continued to lose weight in maintenance.
“Meal replacements are state-of-the-art for dietary treatment of overweight and obesity and the results exceed traditional meal plans with double the weight loss.”
— Joseph E. Donnelly, ED.D., FACSM
Professor/Director, Energy Balance Laboratory & The Center for
Physical Activity and Weight Management
The Schiefelbusch Institute for Lifespan Studies
The University of Kansas