If you're trying to lose weight, it might help to know what successful dieters are eating. MyFitnessPal analysed data from 4.2 million of its users to compare those who were closer to their weight-loss goals and those who weren't.
As you probably already know, MyFitnessPal is an app and community that people use to track their diets and exercise. The company defined "successful" dieters in this study as people who set a weight-loss goal and were within 5% of reaching that goal. (Perhaps they didn't have a large enough sample for people who achieved their goal.) They then compared those 427,000 users' food trends to the other 3.8 million users in the sample.
Interesting but perhaps not shocking results: Successful users ate 29% more fibre on average than the other users. They also ate less meat (11% less), fewer eggs (13% less), more yogurt (10% more) and more almonds (10% more).
Perhaps the biggest takeaway is to eat more high-fibre foods — fibre is a dietary hero. And although the analysis doesn't include it, we know that diet is more important than exercises when it comes to weight loss.
How to Eat Like a Successful MyFitnessPal User [MyFitnessPal]