In the study, people who have high self-control ate more healthful foods than those with low levels of self-control. The latter group, however, did not distinguish between healthy and unhealthy food. By learning to correct such common misconceptions, you can improve your weight-control habits. GB HealthWatch Food Log helps you monitor your food intake and balance your diet. Its features and benefits will make it more beneficial for you in the long run.
The study also found that nearly two thirds of US adults reported attempting to lose or maintain their weight. However, only about a fifth of those attempting to lose weight used a combination of diet and exercise to achieve the goal. Although these measures can help people lose weight, a lack of knowledge of the most effective strategies can make them difficult to implement. Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) data collected by state and national organizations is helpful for those who want to control their weight.
The study examined eating behaviors, physical activity, and body mass index among adolescents in Connecticut. The results showed that more overweight adolescents engaged in unhealthy weight control behaviors than nonoverweight or obese adolescents. Although overweight adolescents had higher BMIs than obese adolescents, they had lower levels of body mass index and less physical activity. Overweight adolescents were more likely to engage in unhealthy weight control behaviors and eat more processed foods. The results were similar for males and females.