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Comparative effectiveness of two popular weight loss programs in women II: metabolic markers

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Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition
1550-2783
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Springer (Biomed Central Ltd.)
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8
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DOI: 10.1186/1550-2783-8-s1-p1
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  • Poster Presentation
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  • Biology

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Comparative effectiveness of two popular weight loss programs in women II: metabolic markers POSTER PRESENTATION Open Access Comparative effectiveness of two popular weight loss programs in women II: metabolic markers Mike Byrd*, Michelle Mardock, Brittanie Lockard, Jonathan Oliver, Sunday Simbo, Andrew Jagim, Julie Kresta, C Baetge, Peter Jung, Majid Koozehchian, Deepesh Khanna, Mike Greenwood, Chris Rasmussen, Richard Kreider From International Society of Sports Nutrition: 8th Annual ISSN Conference and Expo Las Vegas, NV, USA. 24-25 June 2011 Background A number of commercial diet and exercise programs are promoted to help people lose weight and improve fitness. However, few studies have compared the effects of fol- lowing different types of exercise and diet interventions on weight loss. The purpose of this study was to compare the efficacy of a more structured meal plan based diet intervention and supervised exercise program that included resistance-exercise to a traditional point based diet program with weekly counseling and encouragement to exercise. Methods Fifty-one sedentary women (35±8 yrs, 163±7 cm; 90±14 kg; 47±7% body fat, 34±5 kg/m2) were randomized to participate in the Curves (C) or Weight Watchers (W) weight loss programs for 16-weeks. Participants in the C program were instructed to follow a 1,200 kcal/d diet for 1-week, 1,500 kcal/d diet for 3-weeks, and 2,000 kcals/d diet for 2-weeks, consisting of 30% carbohydrate, 45% protein, and 30% fat. Subjects repeated this diet for the 16-week period. Subjects also participated in the Curves circuit style resistance training program 3-days/week and were encouraged to walk at a brisk pace for 30-minutes on non-training days. This program involved performing 30-60 seconds of bi-directional hydraulic-based resis- tance exercise on 13 machines interspersed with 30-60 seconds of low-impact callisthenic or Zumba dance exer- cise. Participants in the W group followed the W point- based diet program, received weekly counsel

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