A shakeout is occurring in diet aids as supermarket retailers watch nutritional supplements fly off their shelves.
Often recommended as high-protein energy boosters, the ready-to-drink nutritional supplements also are often used for weight gain instead of weight loss. Retailers say these drinks are supplanting the meal replacements such as Slim-Fast
and Nestle's Sweet Success.
"You'll begin to see both the doctor-recommended items such as Ensure and the diet products