A reduced-calorie dietary pattern including a daily sweet snack promotes body weight reduction and body composition improvements in premenopausal women who are overweight and obese: a pilot study.

@article{Piehowski2011ARD,
  title={A reduced-calorie dietary pattern including a daily sweet snack promotes body weight reduction and body composition improvements in premenopausal women who are overweight and obese: a pilot study.},
  author={Kathryn Elizabeth Piehowski and Amy Griel Preston and Debra Sands Miller and Sharon M Nickols-Richardson},
  journal={Journal of the American Dietetic Association},
  year={2011},
  volume={111 8},
  pages={
          1198-203
        }
}
Reduced-calorie diets are difficult to follow because they often require elimination of certain foods, leading to poor compliance and limited success. However, a low-calorie, nutrient-dense diet has the potential to accommodate a daily snack without exceeding energy requirements, even during weight loss. This pilot study evaluated the effects of a reduced-calorie diet including either a daily dark chocolate snack or a non-chocolate snack on anthropometric and body composition measurements. In a… CONTINUE READING
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