Table 2

BMI, % recent weight lost, diet, and physical activity means as a function of lifestyle and weight control behaviors
Lifestyle behaviors Level BMI % weight lost Fat & sugar (z-scores) Fruits & veggies (z-scores) Physical activity (kcal per week)
Eat breakfast < daily 29.0 15.6† 0.02 −0.15* 1743*
daily 28.2 16.5 −0.01 0.10 2156
Eat lunch < daily 29.0† 15.6† 0.01 −0.21*** 1938
daily 28.1 16.5 −0.01 0.13 2054
Eat dinner < daily 29.1 16.0 −0.01 −0.16* 2017
daily 28.3 16.2 0.01 0.07 1993
Eat after 7 p.m. < 3/week 28.0† 15.6† −0.03 −0.001 1934
3 +/week 28.9 16.6 0.02 0.01 2043
Snack with TV < 3/week 28.4 15.8† −0.06† −0.04 2095
3 +/week 28.7 16.8 0.11 0.09 1847
Meal with TV < 3/week 28.2 16.3 −0.04 −0.07 2020
3 +/week 28.7 16.1 0.04 0.09 1987
TV viewing < 2 hr/day 27.9** 16.6† −0.07† 0.06 2150*
2 + hr/day 29.2 15.6 0.09 −0.06 1826
Food from work none 28.6 16.2 0.01 0.08† 1996
1 +/week 28.3 16.1 −0.01 −0.10 2005
Food from sit down none 28.4 16.1 −0.06 0.01 1883
1 +/week 28.5 16.2 0.03 0.004 2026
Food from fast food none 28.1† 17.0** −0.07 0.17*** 2171*
1 +/week 28.9 15.3 0.08 −0.17 1818
Food from convenience store none 28.2** 16.3 −0.07*** 0.02 2017
1 +/week 30.1 15.5 0.42 −0.10 1904
Food from fundraiser none 28.6 16.2 −0.03** 0.01 2020
1 +/week 27.4 15.4 0.55 −0.10 1621
Self-weighing < daily 28.7 16.3 0.09† 0.001 1900
daily or more 28.3 16.0 −0.09 0.01 2110
Write down calorie content rarely or less 28.5 15.7*** 0.05† −0.09*** 1893*
sometimes or more 28.3 17.6 −0.14 0.28 2315
Write down exercise rarely or less 28.4 16.0 0.03 −0.03 1680***
sometimes or more 28.6 16.4 −0.04 0.06 2486
Use meal replacements rarely or less 28.4 15.8* 0.001 −0.002 2044
sometimes or more 28.9 17.4 0.01 0.02 1834
Plan meals sometimes or less 29.2* 15.0** 0.20** −0.26*** 1720*
often or more 28.1 16.8 −0.10 0.14 2142
Plan exercise sometimes or less 28.8 15.5* 0.11† −0.08 1236***
often or more 28.3 16.6 −0.06 0.05 2459

All ANOVAs control for age, gender, race (white versus not), and marital status (married versus not). Significance level of mean differences: † p < .10, * p < .05, ** p < .01, *** p < .001.

Fuglestad et al.

Fuglestad et al. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2012 9:79   doi:10.1186/1479-5868-9-79

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