U.S. adults weight loss methods from 2013 to 2016

This statistic depicts the percentage of U.S. adults that tried to lose weight using various methods from 2013 to 2016. According to the data, during that time 50.4 percent of those trying to lose weight ate more fruits and vegetables or salads to lose weight.

Percentage of U.S. adults that used select methods to try to lose weight between 2013 and 2016

Percentage of adults
Ate less62.9%
Ate more fruits, vegetables, or salads50.4%
Drank a lot of water44.7%
Ate less junk food or fast food42.4%
Changed eating habits38.7%
Ate less sugar, candy, or sweets38.6%
Switched to foods with lower calories35.3%
Ate fewer carbohydrates30.4%
Ate less fat29.2%
Skipped meals16.4%
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Release date

July 2018


United States

Survey time period

2013 to 2016

Age group

20 years and older

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