I have heard a lot about Dr Tims Success program that replaces two meals a day with a shake. Does this type of diet work?
Dr Joanna McMillan Price A: There are numerous versions of these meal-replacement programs. They can help you to lose weight while you follow the program. However, taken alone, they will not teach you what to eat, how to eat, how to improve your relationship with food or deal with some of the other issues at the core of overeating. Long-term results come from eating real food in appropriate amounts and exercising. Meal replacements can be helpful if you have support from a group, doctor or dietician to help you achieve the long-term changes to your diet and lifestyle. Using meal replacement alone means you’re likely to regain weight once you stop the program as you slip back into old habits.