Do I need to take the Lean for Life vitamins?

When people are eating less food, they need to add vitamins that they are no longer getting from food. Also, dieting results in water loss along with water-soluble vitamins and minerals. The vitamins have been specifically designed for the program and are different from most commercially available ones. The most important difference is in the composition of minerals, which often are lost during weight reduction. There is some evidence that certain minerals can aid weight loss, too. When 11 obese men increased their daily calcium intake from 447 to 1,029 mg per day (by adding 2 cups of yogurt a day) for a year, they lost an average 11 lbs. of bodyfat each. People with the least calcium in their diets are 6 TIMES as likely to be fat. [1] However, it is O.K. to substitute any vitamin with comparable dosages. Take the vitamins as directed. [1] FASEB 14(9)1, 132, 2000