Routine Behaviors Key To Healthy Weight, Global Registry Finds

18 Feb 2016 ---  Simple routine behaviors such as eating meals together have been associated with maintaining healthy weight, according to Cornell Food and Brand Lab researchers.

Simple routine behaviors such as eating meals together have been associated with maintaining healthy weight, according to Cornell Food and Brand Lab researchers.
 
To shed light on the health behaviors of those who maintain a healthy weight, Cornell Food and Brand Lab researchers developed an online Global Healthy Weight Registry (formerly named the Slim by Design Registry).
 
Adults of healthy weight were invited to sign up for the registry and then answer questions about diet, exercise, and daily routines. Increased cooperation, which was also associated with better work-group performance, was also found.
 
The researcher's analysis of 147 adult Registry participants unveiled some common routine behaviors of those who stay healthy and slim. Namely, 96 percent reported eating breakfast, 42 percent exercised 5+ times a week, and 50 percent weighed themselves at least weekly.
 
Although 74 percent never or rarely dieted, 92 percent reported being conscious of what they ate. As part of their habits that lead to weight control, 44 percent reported at least one non-restrictive strategy (such as listening to inner cues, cooking at home, and eating high-quality, non-processed foods).
 
The study's co-author, Brian Wansink, PhD, director of the Food and Brand Lab and author of the book Slim by Design explains what stood out most in these findings: "Most slim people don't employ restrictive diets or intense health regimes to stay at a healthy weight. Instead, they practice easy habits like not skipping breakfast, and listening to inner cues. If you struggle with weight, try adding these simple practices to your routine, you may be surprised how easy it is to be healthy." 

Source: Food and Brand Lab – Cornell University 

Related Articles

Nutrition & Health News

Debut: Califia Farms launches first dairy-free probiotic yogurt

23 Feb 2018 --- Dairy alternatives manufacturer Califia Farms has launched a breakthrough line of dairy-free yogurt drinks made with the Califia Culture Blend. This distinct trio of 10 billion live, active probiotic CFUs is powered by BB-12, a strain developed by Chr. Hansen for dairy alternatives last year. Califia Farms is the first to batch ferment the BB-12 strain in a non-dairy yogurt. 

Food Research

Consumers want industry to deliver on nutritious food, without compromising on quality: survey

23 Feb 2018 --- Consumers across EMEA want the food and beverage industry to focus on developing healthier, more nutritious food, according to new research commissioned by Ingredion. In fact, 60 percent of respondents said they feel this should be manufacturers’ top priority. However, consumers made it clear that the food industry must ensure that food quality and freshness is not sacrificed as a result. 

Nutrition & Health News

BASF targets fatty liver disease with US launch of Hepaxa product

23 Feb 2018 --- BASF is launching Hepaxa to help patients manage non-alcoholic fatty liver disease in what the corporation describes as “the first dedicated product in the US” to potentially assist tens of millions of patients with one of the most common forms of chronic liver disease. And it could begin to “turn around” non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) in as little as six months, according to BASF executives. 

Nutrition & Health News

Plant power: Optimum Nutrition launches brand's first plant-based protein

23 Feb 2018 --- Performance nutrition supplier Optimum Nutrition ("ON") is expanding its Gold Standard protein line with the brand's first plant-based protein powder. Fitting nicely within the trend toward plant-based offerings to suit athletes of all levels, ON Gold Standard 100% Plant has a multisource blend of premium, plant-based protein that delivers a complete profile of essential amino acids, outstanding taste and texture, without any artificial flavors, colors or sweeteners.

Nutrition & Health News

Collagen peptides: Innovation platforms far from exhausted, says Rousselot exec

22 Feb 2018 --- Boosted by a growing body of scientific research, collagen peptides have risen in popularity over the past years. In fact, Innova Market Insights figures show that there was a +34 percent compound annual growth rate (CAGR) in new product launches for collagen peptides from 2010 to 2016. However, there is still ample room for further growth and research, according to Lisette van Lith, Global Director of Rousselot's Peptan, who spoke with NutritionInsight about her new role and regional inspiration for the usage of collagen peptides. 

More Articles
URL : http://www.nutritioninsight.com:80/news/Routine-Behaviors-Key-to-Healthy-Weight-Global-Registry-Finds.html?tracking=Nutrition%20and%20Health%20News-Related%20Articles