This study delves into the impact of self-monitoring on weight reduction in participants of a hypertension prevention trial. The research, involving 32 overweight individuals, focused on the effectiveness of a 14-week dietary and exercise regimen. The findings reveal that consistent food logging and initial BMI are crucial in predicting weight loss success. The study's intervention, comprising professional-led sessions, aimed at a modest caloric deficit and increased physical activity. The outcome demonstrates a clear link between self-monitoring habits and weight loss, providing valuable insights for health professionals and individuals aiming for weight management.
Citation: Heston, T. F. (1992). Predictors of weight loss in a hypertension prevention program. Southern Medical Journal, 85(Supplement), 3S-31. https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.10079949