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Table 2 Adolescents’ weight loss attempts

From: Differing views regarding diet and physical activity: adolescents versus parents’ perspectives

Question: How did you (your adolescent) try to lose weight? (check all that apply) Adolescent (N = 18)
N (%)
Parent about Adolescent (N = 13)
N (%)
Ate more fruits, vegetables, and salads 14 (78) 6 (46)
Increased moderate physical activity, such as walking 11 (62) 3 (23)
Ate less sugar, candy, or sweets 11 (62) 4 (31)
Switched to foods with lower calories 10 (55) 6 (46)
Ate less junk food or fast food 10 (55) 9 (69)
Switched to foods with fewer carbohydrates (carbs) 8 (44) 6 (46)
Started an exercise regimen, such as running or going to the gym 7 (32) 6 (46)
Switched to foods with less fat 5 (28) 4 (31)
Joined a weight loss program such as Weight Watchers 0 0
No answer 0 1 (7)