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Table 3 Examples of codes, sub- categories, and main categories

From: Food habits in overweight and obese adolescent girls with Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS): a qualitative study in Iran

CodeSub-categoryMain category
-Abundant use of sauce
-Abundant use of fast food
-Abundant use of prepared food
-Abundant use of fried food
High consumption of fatty and salty foodsHigh consumption of unhealthy foods
-Eating sweets and ice-cream after meals
-Eating cookies, chocolate, and sweet desert daily
-Daily consumption of cake as a snack or breakfast
- High consumption of soft drink and industrial fruit juice
High consumption of sugar-rich foods
-Eating snacks immediately after a meal
- Frequent use of junk food as a snack
-Consuming cheese puffs and chips
High consumption of unhealthy snacks
Non-consumption of milk
-Replacing soft-drink with yogurt
Low consumption of dairy productsLow consumption of healthy foods
Low consumption of lamb, calf and cow meat
-Low consumption of peas, beans, and lentils
-Low consumption of fish and shrimp
Low consumption of meat, beans, fish and seafood
-No fruit consumption in spite of their availability
-Unwillingness to consume vegetable
-No vegetable consumption in spite of their availability
Low consumption of fiber-rich foods
- Speaking on the cell phone while eating
- Eating while watching TV
- Playing with the cellphone while eating
-Craving for more food
- Eating quickly
Lack of concentration and consumption of large mealsInappropriate behavioral habits
-Sleeping right after eating
-Long-lasting sitting
-Limited physical activity
Inappropriate dietary and physical activity patterns
-Eliminating breakfast from the daily food program
-Arbitrarily food limitation
-Eliminating dinner for losing weight
Skipping the meals and going on arbitrary diets