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Table 1 Influence of different diets on weight loss.

From: Metabolic effects of low glycaemic index diets

TYPE OF DIET WEEKS WEIGHT LOSS WAIST LOSS
Low energy diets (800–1200 kcal/zi) 14 weeks 7–13 kg 10 cm waist
Very-low energy diet (400–800 kcal/zi) 2 weeks 4–5 kg -
High protein diet (30%) 12 weeks 7–9, 5 kg 8–9 cm waist
Low fat diet (20%) 24 weeks 5–6, 5 kg 6–7 cm waist