ConAgra: "Healthy Choice lives up to its name."
Rippe said that -- on average -- participants in his study lost 18 pounds (all as fat), trimmed their waistlines by about three inches and lowered their cholesterol by 12 points.
ConAgra said that men and women with health conditions common to many Americans -- such as being overweight and having elevated cholesterol -- followed a plan centered on eating Healthy Choice products every day. Program directors emphasized overall portion and calorie control and recommended complementary healthy foods such as fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lowfat dairy products and lean meat. Participants also became more physically active by walking -- first for 15 minutes, three days a week; progressing to 45 minutes, four days a week. In contrast, a separate control group of consumers simply followed the physical activity program without making changes to their food choices.