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Table 1 Prevalence and duration of weight loss strategies over two years in the study sample.

From: The relationship between prevalence and duration of weight loss strategies and weight loss among overweight managed care organization members enrolled in a weight loss trial

Strategy Prevalence (total N for strategy) Mean Duration in Weeks (SD)
Reduce calories 76.4% (of 1347) 27.2 (20.9)
Increase exercise 70.4% (of 1243) 24.7 (19.1)
Increase fruits/vegetables 74.3% (of 1296) 31.4 (22.7)
Decrease fat intake 74.9% (of 1309) 31.2 (24.0)
Cut sweets/junk food 67.9% (of 1193) 26.0 (21.1)
Reduce amount of food 77.4% (of 1360) 27.6 (21.4)
  1. Note. Means are indicated for those who reported engaging in strategies. For all strategies, range = 1–104 weeks.