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Black women who kept a food diary seven days per week lost 14 lbs vs 7 lbs for those who kept none
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Black women who kept a food diary seven days per week lost roughly 14 pounds in the first six months compared to roughly 7 pounds for black women who did not keep any food records according to a study by researchers at Kaiser Permanente in Portland, Oregon, USA.
Subjects: 1685 people
The study involved a total of 1685 people, of which two-thirds were women, and 56 percent were white and 44 percent were black.
They were given 20 weekly group sessions led by nutritional and behavioral counselors to help reduce calorie intake and increase physical activity.
Average exercise: 17 minutes per day
The average amount of physical activity that people got was about 17 minutes per day (117 minutes per week).
The goal was to exercise 30 minutes per day, six days per week (180 minutes per week).
Diet was to reduce 500 calories per day
The guidelines given to patients was to eat 500 fewer calories per day.
Food and Exercise Diary
All subjects were asked to keep records of what they ate and drank, and how much they exercised.
The dietary recommendations given to everyone was to:
- Eat 9-12 servings of fruits and vegetables every day
- Eat 2-3 servings of low-fat diary foods every day
- Eat less than 25 percent of calories from fat
- Eat 2400 mg or less of sodium
- Alcohol: Men drink no more than 2 drinks per day, women no more than 1 drink per day
Hollis J, Gullion D, Stevens V, Brantley P, Appel L, Ard JD, Champagne C, Dalcin A, Erlinger T, Funk K, Laferriere D, Lin PH, Loria C, Samuel-Hodge C, Vollmer V, Svetkey L. Weight loss during the intensive intervention phase of the weight-loss maintenance trial. Am J Prev Med. 2008 Aug, 35(2):118-26.
AUTHOR’S CONTACT INFORMATION
Jack Hollis, PhD
Center for Health Research
Kaiser Permanente Northwest
3800 N. Interstate Avenue
Portland OR 97227
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