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Weight Watchers, Jenny Craig Score In Weight Loss Reviews

Weight Watchers and Jenny Craig ranked as the best effective and reliable weight loss plans in a new study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine. With millions of Americans attempting to lose weight, it should be no surprise there are currently over two dozen commercial weight loss programs available. Only a few, however, are effective.

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Lead author Dr. Kimberly Gudzune, assistant professor of medicine and weight loss specialist at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, in Baltimore, Maryland, thought that with so many people trying to diet and lose weight, someone needed to check on the effectiveness of these weight loss programs.

Several of the diet and weight-loss programs have been previously criticized by other health experts because of the questionable reasoning behind their strategies. Indeed, various sources indicate that there is not a lot of scientific evidence to support their effectiveness.

Gudzune stated: We still don’t know whether a lot of these programs work. I had hoped that more rigorous scientific studies of these programs had been done.”

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Thus the investigative team decided to analyze 4,200 studies concerning different diet regimens and weight loss programs. Only a few demonstrated a sustained loss of weight over a one-year period. Losing weight for the first month is reportedly easy. What is challenging for many people is maintaining a healthy body weight.

According to Gudzune, subjects subscribing to the Weight Watchers program lost 2.6 percent more weight than people using other diet regimens. The Weight Watchers weight loss program permits individuals to eat food they enjoy but urges them to lower the actual intake of calories. It is presently said to be “the most popular” weight loss regimen in the US.

After one year, most of the participants in the Jenny Craig program lost 4.9 percent more weight than those in other weight loss programs. Jenny Craig offers subscribers detailed advice regarding the selection of their three daily meals (plus dessert or snack). Gudzune and her team concluded that these two programs to be the best.

Weight Watchers, Jenny Craig Rate Best In Diet Reviews

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