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Table 2 Selected parts of the behavioural aspect of the body image among individuals with excessive and normal body weight

From: Food-related behaviours among individuals with overweight/obesity and normal body weight

  Excessive body weight
N (%)
Normal body weight
N (%)
Every day weighing
 Yes 12 (9.76) 5 (4.07)
 No 111 (90.24) 118 (95.93)
How often during the day?
 Once a day 13 (10.57) 9 (7.32)
 Two times a day 2 (1.63) 1 (.81)
 Three times a day 0 0
 More than three times a day 0 2 (1.63)
Action to weight loss
 Yes 59 (47.97) 62 (50.41)
 No 64 (52.03) 61 (49.59)
Methods of weight loss
 Dieting 25 (20.33) 19 (15.45)
 Physical activity 35 (28.46) 46 (37.40)
 Use of laxatives 1 (.81) 1 (.81)
 Vomiting 1 (.81) 0
 Starvation 1 (.81) 1 (.81)
 Other 5 (4.07) 6 (4.88)
Snacking in between meals
 Always 2 (1.63) 8 (6.51)
 Often 31 (25.20) 26 (21.14)
 Sometimes 60 (48.78) 61 (49.59)
 Rarely 27 (21.95) 26 (21.14)
 Never 3 (2.44) 2 (1.63)
Products snacking in between meals (multiple choice)
 Fruits 51 (41.46) 46 (37.40)
 Vegetables 4 (3.25) 1 (.81)
 Sweets 20 (16.26) 59 (47.97)
 Other 33 (26.83) 25 (20.33)