Reading food labels and exercising ‘helps with weight loss’
People who read food labels and exercise are more likely to lose weight than those who do one or neither of these things, a study has suggested.
The research, published in the Journal of Consumer Affairs, found that people who read labels and do not take part in physical activity are slightly more likely to achieve weight loss than those who do exercise but do not pay attention to what is in their food.
Data used in the study was taken from the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth and was compiled between 2002 and 2006.
Over fifty percent of the participants said that they were trying to lose weight or control it.
Earlier this month, research conducted by weight loss programme Jenny Craig found that 20 per cent of women are constantly on one diet or another.
On top of this, some 89 per cent of women have tried to lose weight at some point in their lives.
Do you read the labels on your food?