Money Matters When Dieting

Money Matters When Dieting Successful dieting requires plenty of willpower and perseverance, and a study published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine suggests it might be more challenging for people with less disposable income.

Analyzing the survey responses of 6,035 adults and 3,250 youths who took part in the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, the least affluent adults were 50% less likely to exercise compared to higher earning subjects, and 25% less likely to reduce intake of fat and sugar. Youths in low income households were 2.5 times more likely to practice unproven weight loss techniques rather than strategies generally accepted to be effective.

True Strength Moment: While being able to afford fresh vegetables and fruits can be a factor limiting the success of any diet program, you don't need a gym membership to exercise every day. Maybe the biggest hurdle to successful weight loss is not knowing which practices have been shown to produce lasting results.
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