Fad+Diets+handout - Table 7.12 Diet Weight Watchers Jenny...

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Table 7.12 Pros and Cons of Some Commercial Weight Loss Diets Diet Approach Pros Cons Weight Watchers Low energy, social support Safe, inexpensive, flexible Requires group participation for optimal results Jenny Craig Low energy Safe, convenient Expensive; relies on purchase of special foods SlimFast Low energy Safe Does not promote long-term behavior change The New Beverly Hills Diet Specific timing and combinations of foods Inexpensive Based on unusual principles; does not promote long-term behavior change; nutritionally unsound Optifast Very-low-kcalorie formula Rapid weight loss Expensive; dangerous if does not include medical supervision Fit or Fat Increased exercise Safe, inexpensive No social support The Zone (and Mastering the Zone) Diet Low carbohydrate (40% of energy) Inexpensive, flexible Based on questionable principles; no social support Eating Thin for Life Moderation—written as weight- loss success stories, recipes, and menu ideas Inexpensive No social support Dieting with the
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This note was uploaded on 05/01/2011 for the course CHEM 1A taught by Professor Nitsche during the Spring '08 term at University of California, Berkeley.

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