10 January 2012

Would you stop eating out to lose weight?

Frequently eating out and consuming high-kilojoule foods in large portions at restaurants can contribute to excess kilojoule intake and weight gain.

Going out to eat has become a major part of our culture. Frequently eating out and consuming high-kilojoules foods in large portions at restaurants can contribute to excess kilojoule intake and weight gain. However, a study in issue of the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior demonstrates that individuals can eat out and still lose weight.

Even though the focus was on weight maintenance, the researchers found that participants in the intervention group lost significantly more weight, had lower average daily kilojoule and fat intake, had increased diet related self-efficacy, and had fewer barriers to weight management when eating out.


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