Do you check the nutritional labels on food often? According to a survey by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, women who often scrutinize labels on the back of food have an average BMI of 1.49 lower than women who don't.
How much does this equate in weight? About 8 pounds in difference. That's a lot! Men on the other hand, have significantly less weight related benefits differing by only 0.12 BMI on average.
While the findings do not take genetics into consideration, it also doesn't take health and fitness routines with exercise into account either, leading to a 20% margin of error. But it's nonetheless good practice. So read the labels. 8 pounds gone is a whole lot! [The Atlantic]