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Eating Frequency Is Higher in Weight Loss Maintainers and Normal-Weight Individuals than in Overweight Individuals
Journal of the American Dietic Association
  • Jessica L. Bachman, Marywood University
  • Suzanne Phelan, California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo
  • Rena R. Wing, Brown Medical School and the Miriam Hospital Weight Control and Diabetes Research Center
  • Hollie A. Raynor, University of Tennessee - Knoxville
Publication Date
11-1-2011
Abstract

Eating frequency has been negatively related to body mass index (BMI). The relationship between eating frequency and weight loss maintenance is unknown. This secondary analysis examined eating frequency (self-reported meals and snacks consumed per day) in weight loss maintainers (WLM) who had reduced from overweight/obese to normal weight, normal weight (NW) individuals, and overweight (OW) individuals. Data collected July 2006 to March 2007 in Providence, RI, included three 24-hour dietary recalls (2 weekdays, 1 weekend day) analyzed using Nutrient Data System for Research software from 257 adults (WLM n=96, 83.3% women aged 50.0±11.8 years with BMI 22.1±1.7; NW n=80, 95.0% women aged 46.1±11.5 years with BMI 21.1±1.4; OW n=81, 53.1% women aged 51.4±9.0 years with BMI 34.2±4.1) with plausible intakes. Participant-defined meals and snacks were ≥50 kcal and separated by more than 1 hour. Self-reported physical activity was highest in WLM followed by NW, and then OW (3,097±2,572 kcal/week, 2,062±1,286 kcal/week, and 785±901 kcal/week, respectively; PP

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Jessica L. Bachman, Suzanne Phelan, Rena R. Wing and Hollie A. Raynor. "Eating Frequency Is Higher in Weight Loss Maintainers and Normal-Weight Individuals than in Overweight Individuals" Journal of the American Dietic Association Vol. 111 Iss. 11 (2011) p. 1730 - 1734
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/sphelan/36/