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Table 4 Mean number of days of weight loss strategies at baseline and three months

From: A randomised controlled trial of the effectiveness of self-weighing as a weight loss intervention

How often in the past month have you.... Mean change in control group (SD) Mean change in intervention group (SD) Mean changes between control and intervention (95% CI) days per month
Planned your meals ahead of time? 2.3 (16.1) 0.8 (15.3) -1.6 (-6.6, 3.5)
Tried to slow down your pace of eating? 4.7 (14.6) 7.4 (14.2) 2.6 (-2.0, 7.3)
Kept a record of what you eat and drink? 0.6 (10.6) 5.3 (10.7) 4.8 (1.3, 8.2)
Controlled your portions? 2.9 (13.7) 0.1 (15.3) -2.8 (-7.5, 1.9)
Kept a goal for the amount of calories you eat per day? 1.5 (10.7) 2.4 (11.2) 0.8 (-2.7, -1.8)
Read nutrition labels? -1.1 (16.1) -0.2 (13.8) 0.9 (-3.9, 2.4)
Follow a consistent exercise routine? 1.0 (12.6) -0.7 (12.8) -1.8 (-5.9, 2.3)
Tried to limit eating out at restaurants? 2.2 (18.6) -0.4 (17.5) -2.6 (-8.4, 3.2)
Eaten breakfast? 2.1 (11.0) 0.6 (11.8) -1.5 (-5.1, 2.2)
Chosen lower-calorie options of particular foods? -0.8 (16.1) 1.8 (18.4) 2.6 (-3.0, 8.1)
Tried to avoid eating late at night? 1.4 (15.5) 0.8 (14.5) -0.7 (-5.5, 4.2)
Tried to avoid doing other activities (e.g. watching TV) whilst eating? 3.5 (15.2) 2.7 (14.8) -0.9 (-5.7, 1.7)
Do exercises that you enjoy? 0.3 (11.9) -1.7 (11.1) -2.0 (-5.7, 1.7)
Limited the amount of sugar you eat or drink? 3.3 (16.1) -2.8 (17.7) -6.1 (-11.5, -0.6)
Kept a goal for the amount of fruit and vegetables you eat per day? -2.7 (16.7) -0.3 (16.7) 2.3 (-3.1, 7.7)
Kept a goal for the grams of fat you eat per day? 1.9 (2.7) 3.8 (12.3) 2.0 (-2.1, 6.0)