According to the Calorie Control Council National Consumer Survey (2010), 54% of Americans are “trying to lose weight”. Here are the methods they use:
In 2010, Americans spent $26 billion on diet soft drinks, artificial sweeteners, and low calorie/diet foods.
The most popular low calorie and sugar-free products are diet soft drinks, sugar free/light non-carbonated soft drinks, sugar-free gum, sugar substitutes, reduced sugar frozen desserts, ice cream and frozen yogurt.
Keeping a detailed record of the food and beverages you consume can help you lose weight:
Chewing gum is a great way to keep your mouth busy and distract yourself from cravings.
Sources: Calorie Control Council National Consumer Survey, 2010 (http://www.aloriecontrol.org/press-room/trends-and-statistics) Marketdata Enterprises Inc. (2011). Diet Market Worth $60.9 Billion in U.S. Last Year, But Grown is Flat, Due to Recession.
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