Physician weight loss advice and patient weight loss behavior
change: a literature review and meta-analysis of survey data.
This study investigates the use of food labels as a weight loss behavior
compared to regular exercise among middle-aged Americans.
In addition, indigenous adolescents reported that media messages were less likely to encourage weight loss behavior
in comparison to the nonindigenous adolescents.
Thus, results from our study could make a potentially important contribution to both the unhealthy weight loss behavior
and abusive relationship literature.
BMI was included because research has demonstrated that girls of average weight often are dissatisfied with their bodies and engage in dieting to reduce their weight (Nelson-Steen, Wadden, Foster, & Anderson, 1996; Rodin, 1993), whereas overweight boys are less likely to engage in weight loss behavior
(Nelson-Steen et al.
Cognitive factors such as knowledge and attitudes regarding nutrition and weight loss behavior
influence eating patterns such as skipping meals and overall nutritional intake.
Specific weight loss advice consisted of 3 categories: weight loss behavior
, weight loss for comorbid conditions, and referrals.
Main contributors to the higher prevalence included less physical activity, worse dietary habits and unhealthy weight loss behaviors
Five univariate regression analyses were performed, predicting the five weight loss behaviors
(minutes of screen time per day, minutes of physical activity per day, number of fruit and vegetable servings per day, and number of eight-ounce servings of sugar free drinks and sugar-sweetened beverages) with total social support, interaction within the community (self-reported active or passive member), number of weeks in the community and number of minutes community is accessed per week.
This model has the potential to produce treatment strategies that leverage the family system to enhance adherence to weight loss behaviors