Researchers examined eating behaviors among postmenopausal women in their 50s enrolled in a weight-loss study. They identified those behaviors that were common in women who managed to shed pounds and keep them off.
Cutting way back on sugary desserts and drinks topped the list, followed by limiting meats and cheeses and eating more fruits and vegetables.
People who were able to decrease their consumption of desserts and sugar-sweetened beverages tended to have more success losing weight and keeping it off.
Eat Less Sugar, Lose More Weight