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"Method and System for Weight Management"
BASIC APPLICATION DATA:
- App Number: 13/466661
- Publication Number: US20120225162 A1
- Assignee: Scott A. Mann Enterprises Llc
- Prior Art Cutoff Date: June 15, 2004
- Availability for Challenge: Open Until March 6, 2013
- AIA window: CLOSED
US Patent Application #20120225162 describes a weight management method. I'm reasonably sure the claims below correlate with advice I've seen for years in various "women's interest" magazines, in a number of diet books (including Weight Watchers guides), and even the USDA nutrition guide.
1. A method for managing weight, comprising the steps of: eating at least five meals a day with each meal comprising one serving of a vegetable or a fruit, a complex carbohydrate, and a lean protein for a predetermined number of calories per meal at ranges of 25-35% protein, 50-55% carbohydrate, 15-20% fat with a predetermined range of grams of fiber, wherein said predetermined range of calories is about 300 calories or is about 450 calories; losing weight by said eating at least five meals a day; and optimizing body composition by said eating at least five meals a day, [etc.]
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