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A Novel ‘Food Lists’ App to Promote Weight Loss, Improve Diet Quality, and Strengthen Diet Adherence: the Foodmindr Study

Abstract Background: Smartphone diet tracking applications (apps) are increasing in popularity but may not adequately address the important concerns of proper intake and of diet quality. Two novel weight loss apps were designed based on the popular dietary frameworks: MyPlate and FoodLists. MyPlate, the dietary guidelines put forth by the U.S. government, encourages a balanced diet from five primary food groups, but does not specify intake limits. The Food Lists set upper intake limits on all food groups except vegetables, and these guidelines extend to include fats, sweets, and alcohol.

Objective: The purpose of this randomized controlled trial was to determine whether adherence to a weight loss app providing intake limits and more food group... (more)
Created Date 2016
Contributor Scholtz, Cameron (Author) / Johnston, Carol (Advisor) / Mayol-Kreiser, Sandra (Committee member) / Hekler, Eric (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Nutrition / Health sciences / Public health / adherence / diet / mobile / smartphone / technology / weight loss
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 87 pages
Language English
Reuse Permissions All Rights Reserved
Note Masters Thesis Nutrition 2016
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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