TITLE PAGE 9: Very Low Calorie Diets (VLDL)
“the weight loss observed in patients given a liquid diet providing 420 kcal/day was not significantly greater than that observed in persons who consumed a liquid diet providing 800 kcal/day.”
“This suggests that patients treated with VLCDs are either less compliant with the diet or sustain a greater decline in energy expenditure than those treated with LCDs.”
Williams Textbook of Endocrinology, 2011, 12th edition, Shlomo Melmed et. al., Elsevier Saunders.
Reference sited, Foster et. al. A Controlled comparison of three very-low-calorie diets: effects on weight , body composition , and symptoms. Am J Clin Nutr. 1992;55:811-817