The Efficacy of Meal Replacements for Managing Weight and Jump-Starting Weight Loss in Patients with Obesity

It is important for health care professionals to develop an evidence-based, supervised clinical weight loss management program for their patients with obesity. One efficacious approach to successful weight loss and weight maintenance is the integration of meal replacements into a clinically supervised program. In fact, there is strong evidence to suggest that weight loss programs that include meal replacements are more effective than more traditional weight loss approaches. The evidence is reviewed in this complementary white paper.