Survey: most americans are weight conscious.
Calorie control board according to a new nationwide survey released this week, more than 186 million American adults (or ten years of age or older men and women over the age of ten in eighty percent) on body weight conscious. A fifth (54 per cent) want to lose weight and point out that exercise, reducing sugar, using low-calorie or reduced-sugar products, and limiting the size of meals are the most common means. Another 28 percent of americans are trying to control or maintain their weight.
America’s weight problem seems to be based. The latest data from the centers for disease control and prevention (CDC) national center for health statistics shows that two-thirds of U.S. adults are overweight or obese. Colorado anschutz, the executive director of health and health center, said Dr James Hill (James Hill) “people are now listen to the department of health’s comments over the years – the americans too heavy” and co-founder of the United States in the mobile, it is a national program, its mission is through promoting individuals, families, communities and society’s healthy eating and active living to improve health and quality of life. “Despite the weight problem in the United States, the good news is that more and more people are trying to solve this problem.”
In weight loss methods, foods with high glycemic content were mentioned the most (86 percent). The popular weight-loss strategies for trying to lose weight included eating smaller portions (85%) and eating low-calorie and sugar-free foods and beverages (78%). In addition, nearly two-thirds (64 percent) of americans are trying to lose weight, and they do at least three 45 minutes of moderate exercise a week. Dieters, on the other hand, realize the short-term methods will not bring lasting success – only 17% of people don’t eat, 13% use medicine reducing weight, 8% of people follow the restrictive diet to lose weight.
While reality may be falling, many people are trying to change their way of life, but most people who are losing weight acknowledge that they are frustrated by lack of progress. They point to several obstacles to achieving goals: inadequate exercise (69%), slowing metabolism (62%) and eating too much (52%). Some of the reasons are more gender-specific: women often eat (50 percent) for emotional reasons, while men find themselves binge-eating (44 percent) during mealtimes.
“A lot of people have taken the first step – admitting they want to lose weight to improve their overall health,” said Beth Hubrich, a registered dietitian at calli control committee. In fact, 50 percent of American adults now say they need to lose at least 10 pounds, up from 40 percent in 2004. To be successful, health experts believe it needs a lifestyle change – permanent changes in diet and exercise habits to achieve and maintain a healthier weight. “It’s all about calories and calories. For healthy weight loss, cut calories and eat a balanced diet and burn calories through physical activity. ”
“A good way to start is to prevent further weight gain by changing a small lifestyle,” hill said. “Just 100 calories per day can prevent most americans from gaining weight. Continuing to increase regular exercise and reduce weight gain is smarter, and limiting fat and sugar intake will contribute to weight loss and maintenance. It is important to realize that these healthy changes need to be lifelong changes. ”
Editor’s note: this national survey was conducted by Booth Research Services in November 2010, with 1,203 men and women aged 18 and above. The sample reliability was plus or minus 2.8% at 95% confidence level. The calorie control board, established in 1966, is an international non-profit association representing the low calorie and low fat food and beverage industry. Since 1984, the bureau has been tracking American dieting and weight control habits.