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He and his colleagues at the Committed to Kids program in New Orleans and Chicago have developed an aggressive, year-long, multidisciplinary program featuring a protein-sparing
modified fast followed by a balanced hypocaloric diet, a moderate, progressive exercise program, nutrition education, and behavior modification.
Jacqueline was put on a completely fat-free and salt-free diet of steamed fish or grilled chicken - known as a protein-sparing
modified fast - supplemented by vegetables and fruit, in a bid to cut down her calorie consumption and reduce her blood pressure.
They also have a protein-sparing
effect, making more amino acids available for structural purposes rather than using them for energy.
Hence, many of the expensive "protein-sparing
modified fasts," popularly called "crash diets," turn out to be exercises in futility since dieters become conditioned to store fat more efficiently.