A new study has found that a doctor-created program designed to help people lose weight and keep it off is more effective than popular commercial programs.
The two-year study, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, found that people who participated in the physician-supervised Weight Watchers program lost more weight than those who participated in Jenny Craig, Nutrisystem, or the Zone diet.
The study, which was funded by Weight Watchers, enrolled 811 overweight or obese participants. After one year, those in the Weight Watchers group had lost an average of 8.6 percent of their body weight, while those in the other groups had lost an average of 5.3 percent to 6.2 percent.
After two years, the average weight loss in the Weight Watchers group was 10.2 percent, while the other groups had regained some of the weight they had lost.
The researchers concluded that the physician-supervised Weight Watchers program “resulted in significantly greater weight loss at 12 and 24 months than the other 3 commercial programs tested.”
The Weight Watchers program is based on a points system, in which foods are assigned a certain number of points based on their calorie, fat, and fiber content. Participants are given a daily points budget and can choose which foods they want to eat within that budget.
The program also includes weekly meetings, where members are given support and motivation to stay on track.
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Losing weight can be a difficult and frustrating process, but one doctor has developed a program that may help people finally reach their goals.
Dr. Charles D. Hofacre, a clinical assistant professor of medicine at the University of Cincinnati, has created a 12-week program called “Weight Loss for Life.” The program, which is offered through the university’s Center for Health and Well-Being, is designed to help people lose weight and keep it off.
The program includes weekly group meetings, where participants receive education and support from Dr. Hofacre and other health professionals. Participants also receive individualized attention, including nutrition counseling and exercise recommendations.
So far, the program has been successful in helping participants lose weight and improve their overall health. In one study, participants who completed the program lost an average of 13 percent of their body weight.
If you are struggling to lose weight, “Weight Loss for Life” may be the program for you. For more information, please visit the Center for Health and Well-Being’s website.