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Factors related to the Effectiveness of Weight Loss Behaviors among the Members of a Nutrition Counseling Center
Effective weight loss
Objective：This study aims to understand the factors that influence the effectiveness of adult weight loss behaviors. Methods：This study is a cross-sectional study that uses the stage of “Education Assessment and Ecological Assessment” in the PRECEDE model to develop a structured questionnaire, and deliberately selects the weight loss members of nutrition consulting organizations to collect data. A total of 116 valid questionnaires were collected. Results： (1) Subjects in this study were mostly women. The age distribution was mostly concentrated in the 31-40 years. The body mass index was the most common in body fatness. Most of the education was college/college, and most of them had weight loss experience in the past five yesrs. (2) The average weight difference of the subjects weight loss within three months was 5.25 kg (standard deviation 2.42), the average body fat difference was 3.39% (standard deviation 1.67), and the average waist circumference was 2.25 inches (standard deviation 1.26). (3) The effectiveness of weight loss behaviors of the study participants was significantly related to gender, body type, weight loss behavior beliefs, and nutritionist social support. (4) Many factors are related to the effectiveness of adult weight loss behavior, including (a) Predisposing factors: gender, age, education level, body type, past weight loss experience, weight loss behavior beliefs, weight loss behavior self-efficacy. (b) Reinforcing factors: Support or opposition of family members, peer groups, and dietitians to weight loss behavior. (c) Enabling factors: sources of health information, availability of nutrition education; these determinants can explain the effectiveness of 20.3 % weight loss the amount of variation. Conclusion：Through nutrition education, we design individualized professional dietary suggestions for effective predictive variables, strengthen healthy posture and correct weight loss concepts, and establish healthy behaviors of weight control, thereby improving the effectiveness of weight loss behavior.
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