Dietary Intakes Associated with Successful Weight Loss and Maintenance during the Weight Loss Maintenance Trial

CATHERINE M. CHAMPAGNE, PhD, RD, LDN, FADA; STEPHANIE T. BROYLES, PhD; LAURA D. MORAN, MS, RD, LD;KATHERINE C. CASH, RD, LDN; ERMA J. LEVY, MPH, RD; PAO-HWA LIN, PhD; BRYAN C. BATCH, MD; LILLIAN F. LIEN, MD;KRISTINE L. FUNK, MS, RD; ARLENE DALCIN, RD, LDN; CATHERINE LORIA, PhD, MS, MA; VALERIE H. MYERS, PhD

Purpose: To determine the effects of changes in dietary consumption on weight loss and maintenance during the Weight Loss Maintenance clinical trial.

Conclusions: The results of this sub-study indicate that increases in fruits, vegetables, and low-fat dairy, as part of an energy-controlled diet, helps both achieve and maintain weight loss.

IN PLAIN ENGLISH: Duh.